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08-31-2006, 05:21 PM
I have a .22 WCF I would like to get shooting. Is anyone here shooting it? What is your favorite bullet mould? Any information would be helpful.
09-01-2006, 08:27 AM
Actually, I don't have any of the information you seek. But, since there's no trouble getting a word in edgewise in this thread, I thought I'd ask...
Do you plan to load that cartridge with black powder?
I mean...with a bore that small, you must need to have things just right to keep fouling to a minimum..I would guess.
If you are after smokless loads, here are two choices. (http://www.again.net/~steve/224_16_45.html)
09-01-2006, 12:52 PM
Thanks for the info, Charlie. Actually, I was thinking Smokeless, and either 2400 or 4227.
09-01-2006, 01:39 PM
The throat and bore dimensions would be more important than the chambering in picking a boolit. What action is it in? Something strong enough to take starting hornet loads?
09-01-2006, 04:06 PM
Winchester Low Wall. I have not measured the bore yet, but am betting it will run .228".
09-01-2006, 11:17 PM
I have one in a relined Stevens #44. It seems to like Ideal 225107 with 4.5 grains Unique. The mold is obsolete, but it is a 35 grain gascheck which one of the custom shops might be able to reproduce.
When I fire my .22 Hornets with cast bullets, they seem to like the 225462 gascheck with 6.0 gr 4759 or the 225415 gascheck with 7.0 gr 4759. If you can find it, the old plain-base .22 WCF 45-gr plain-base bullet works with 4.5 gr Unique. These loads should be OK in a Low Wall. I size all my .22 cast bullets with an old .228" sizer die.
09-02-2006, 06:53 AM
Thanks much Mr. Ramrod.
09-02-2006, 12:47 PM
From time to time, a Winchester bullet mold for the 45 gr. .22 W.C.F. bullet comes up on ebay. Some of the older Ideal 225438's (45 gr. bullet) will drop oversized bullets.
To acheive .22 W.C.F. ballistics (1,550 f.p.s.) I have found that 3.0 / Titegroup or Red Dot, 3.3/ 231 or HP38, 3.5/ Unique or Universal, 4.0/4756 or 4.5/ AA7 will produce good results in the 1,500-1,600 f.p.s. range ignited by small postol primers.
In my experience, 2400, 4227 & 4759 work very well at 2,000 + f.p.s.
09-02-2006, 03:02 PM
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