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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dasmith23, Nov 16, 2009.

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  1. dasmith23

    dasmith23 Member

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    I have a remington 722 that was originally chambered in .222 in 1950 but rechambered to .223 by remington in late 1951. the trouble i am having is after 3 scopes and 3 boxes of shells i cannot sight it in at 100yds. It shoots perfect at 25yds. what is going on
     
  2. bearmgc

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    A good bore cleaning maybe? Also check that barrel screw on the forearm part. Maybe? Also how is the rifling? Could it be shot out?
     
  3. dasmith23

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    the bore is shiny, riflings look good, it was pretty dirty when i got it, do you think a good copper solvent would help. not sure on the forearm screw
     
  4. 52grain

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    First off, welcome to the forum. Were you shooting off hand or off of bags? Are you actually hitting the paper? If you are hitting the paper are the shots hitting all over the place, or are they hitting in a tight enough group, just not the bullseye?
     
  5. MT GUNNY

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    What is the Rifling twist and what grain are you shooting? Also what velocity are the rounds you are shooting. What kind of groups are we talking about? Are you on paper at 100 yards?
     
  6. dasmith23

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    Thank you and i was shooting off of bags and was always hitting to the right and it was about a 10" group
     
  7. dasmith23

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    it does not specify the twist and i was shooting 55gr. steel case hp with a muzzle vel. of 3240fps
     
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    Its probably 1-12 twist, which the 55 Grain should be Good. I'm not sure about that Velocity it might be High, someone else will have to comment on that. One thing Id do is rezero at 25 then move out to 50yrds and see whats going on. "
     
  9. dasmith23

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    I will try that and keep you posted thanks alot to everyone
     
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    Gunny hit what I was thinking. I would think that 55 grainers would stabilize ok. You should check the twist just in case though. Also, if it's Wolf or something cheap, it could just be that it doesn't like that ammo. What else have you tried?
     
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    wolf, and remmington but the remmington were 65gr and fmj,they came with the gun as well as the first scope, i haven't tried the first scope on anything esle it could be some wild coincidence that the first scope was off and the other could be the cheap wolf ammo.
     
  12. MT GUNNY

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    As old as that rifle is and the Velocity's that a .222 has, I would think that it could be a wore out barrel. Whoever decided to re chamber, maybe they were trying to fix a barrel problem. Then again it could be 1-14 Rifling and a higher Velocity it might need!
     
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    65's Might be good if it were a 1-9 twist! Im pretty sure its 12 or 14.
     
  14. dasmith23

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    well i think it was rechambered by remington the .222 is marked out by xxx but is still visible and it says .223 out beside it.
     
  15. guntech59

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    Not for nothing....I don't think Remington rechambered that rifle to .223 rem in 1951.

    65gr is toolong/heavy for a 1:12 or 1:14 twist. As for the inaccuracy with 55gr....could be a crown problem. I assume you have checked the bases and rings for looseness and eliminated that as a possibility.

    Are the bullets "keyholing" in the target?
     
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    I got that, its just .222 has very high velocities, that wear out barrels faster than the generally slower rounds of the .223. I am saying you need to stick to 55 Grains or Lower for optimum Accuracy. .222 was a very popular Competition round back in the day and very Accurate.
     
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    It is very likely a comp shooter rechambered it when .223 was introduced. Let us know what happens.
     
  18. dasmith23

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    thanks mt gunny i'm going to try better ammo this weekend i just got off the phone with my gunsmith and he agreed to go through it this weekend so hopefully everything will work out.
     
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    I agree with the comp shooter theory. it is a nice piece of remington history. do you think
    if i ended up having to go with another barrel in .222 that i would have to change the bolt assembly as well and do you think it would detract from the value
     
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    There is your problem. The 222 Remington 722 barrels are 1 in 14 twist usually they work best with 52 grain bullets and lighter. BTW the 223 was not around in 1951.
     
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    I wasn't sure when .223 came out, thats just the story that came with the gun.
    thanks man I'm gonna try a good remigton sp in .52gr this weekend
     
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    The .223 was an experimental cartridge being worked up for the government in 1957. I’m not sure when it became available to the general public but I would guess the very late 1950’s to 1960-61. Definitely not 1951.

    http://www.reloadbench.com/cartridges/223.html
     
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    .223Rem. was designed in 1964. First, are you sure that the rifle was rechambered for .223...could it have been rechambered for another cartridge instead? Secondly, I would strongly suggest a lighter, better rounds (Hornady, Federal, Winchester, et cetera...no imported steel case junk).

    :)
     
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