Re: I want to invent a new cartridge!!
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bermshot</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"Apparently I should read all the way through a thread before replying to it"
Nah! But a good indication that great minds think alike.
I recently sold my last two K-31's. Wish I'd kept one, but couldn't resist the oportunity to triple my money.
Someone once refered to the exellence of Smidt-Rubins and Swede Mausers as the best kept secret in the U.S.
I'm inclined to agree. </div></div>
Yeah, I agree. I bought 3 of them in 2004 and sold two recently. I kept that last one that shot the best for myself. It's probably the best surplus rifle I own, and I have a k98 that I swear is brand freaking new. I am still looking for a good Swede to complete my mauser collection.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: skeetlee</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The 22-284 sounds like a horse!! The hole reason i am even thinking about doing any of this is because of the creedmoor case. I really like the case design and the quality/price. Thanks Lee </div></div>
I have a reamer for it, I was thinking about building a 22-250 until I stumbled across this reamer on Ebay. It's a real bastard forming brass for it. I crumpled a couple of cases already.
At 4400 fps there's some good thoughts that a 55 fmj won't hold up under a fast twist barrel. I did some research on it, seems that there's 2 routes to go. Hyper velocity for making water based targets (such as groundhogs) absolutely explode, or fast twist barrel like a 1:8 or 1:7.5 for launching 80-90's in the 3700 fps range.
It burns barrels like a hooker goes through Pall Mall's, and it likes slow powder and expensive bullets. All in all, I'm really looking forward to getting some chips flying on it. I have 2 projects ahead of it though. I'm rebarreling my 204 Ruger into a 6-223 for something with a good barrel life and good ballistics for my girlfriend to shoot and I'm building a 6.5-06 on an action that I'm designing. I expect I"ll starting the 22x284 sometime around this time next year.
I'm going to be building mine on a k98 action I have sitting around, I'm using a 1:9 twist Adams and Bennet Barrel because that's what I got cheap in a full bull barrel. I plan to be setting it back at least once to get a reasonable lifetime out of it.
Here's a couple threads I started asking questions about it. http://6mmbr.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3362604 http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1039857