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    I worked a little on the gun that will house these little gems today. Mine should be on Monday. Trying to thread the barrel by hand. Threading it to 3/4 10 NC. Really really hard to turn the die on the barrel. I might have to go to a 3/4 16 to be able to thread this thing. Once I get threaded I am going to make a receiver out of a 3/4" rod coupler. I hope it will hold. The barrel is from an old Marlin 60 with the chamber cut off. The bore was pretty bad so I honed it a little with grinding compound. Haven't slugged it but It doesn't seem to have gotten much bigger. You can still see the microgroove rifling easily. Just want to hurry up and get it done so I can shoot me some nail gun rounds.
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    I lightly load these .358 cal., 74 gr., boolits and replace the .22 with my .38 revolvers and rifle.
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    The UPS guy got here late this evening with my case of black power loads. They fit nicely in my 22mag barrel for my contender. They are tight in three of my Ruger single six 22mag chambers and won't go in the other three so I put some 600 wet or dry on a dowel and honed them lightly until all were a push fit. I fired one in the Contender and all is well. I hope to set up the chrony tomorrow and see what they will do with 40 and 55gr boolits. I haven't shot the 22mags in several years because it costs about 5 times as much for the same results as my Hornets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    The UPS guy got here late this evening with my case of black power loads. They fit nicely in my 22mag barrel for my contender. They are tight in three of my Ruger single six 22mag chambers and won't go in the other three so I put some 600 wet or dry on a dowel and honed them lightly until all were a push fit. I fired one in the Contender and all is well. I hope to set up the chrony tomorrow and see what they will do with 40 and 55gr boolits. I haven't shot the 22mags in several years because it costs about 5 times as much for the same results as my Hornets.
    How will you keep the bullet from falling out of the front of cylinder of the single six? Thanks.

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    Cast and sized at .225 it's a snug fit in the cylinder throat. My 55gr nose rider boolit won't work because the nose sticks out the front of the cyl but I have a 40gr RN that stops about 1/8 inch short of the front of the cyl.

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    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbuck351 View Post
    The UPS guy got here late this evening with my case of black power loads. They fit nicely in my 22mag barrel for my contender. They are tight in three of my Ruger single six 22mag chambers and won't go in the other three so I put some 600 wet or dry on a dowel and honed them lightly until all were a push fit.
    Kind of illustrates the inconsistencies in manufacturing when 6 holes that are done on the same gun at the same time are slightly different. Probably would have never noticed with regular ammo, but since we're right at the edge of manufacturing tolerance, we see the difference. On my NAA, I would say that the force required to put the power load in the cylinder is about like what it would be pushing it into a wet clay. Just enough resistance that it's not going to fall out, I guess. I didn't notice any difference in the 5 chambers.
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    Wow, I just got mine. I measured one the diameter is .2420". A 22 mag Hornady 22 V-max measures .2360" That is .006" difference in the physical size. The Specs on 22 mag is .2420". That like everyone has been saying makes them either a very tight fit or just a fraction of a thousanth too large. My guess is that just about any 22 mag gun that has been fired quite a bit will chamber these charges. The bullet diameter on a 22mag is .224" the same as a 22lr and a Remington .223. And a quite a few other rounds. So .224 and .225 bullets and molds are plentiful.
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    I won a bid on eBay for a Remington 514 barrel (24.5" long) that is chambered in .22LR. No one else was bidding on it and I thought that just maybe I can use it to make a test barrel for the .25 or .22 power loads. Supposedly, the chamber end of those barrels are about 3/4" in diameter, so they would probably not have a problem with the pressure for *any* of the possible power loads, even the nickle cased ones (which I've never actually even *seen*).
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    Wow I have a Remington 514 with a not so good barrel. Would you consider selling or trading that one? I have another Marlin 60 barrel (older version longer barrel) that has what looks to me a flawless bore. The barrel looks new except for a few bb sized rust spots. Let me know what you think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traffer View Post
    Wow I have a Remington 514 with a not so good barrel. Would you consider selling or trading that one? I have another Marlin 60 barrel (older version longer barrel) that has what looks to me a flawless bore. The barrel looks new except for a few bb sized rust spots. Let me know what you think.
    Shipping would make it not worthwhile. I sent you a link to another one that the seller had listed.
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    Assuming the original ad was correct, the breech end of the Remington 514 barrel looks like this:



    I'm thinking that could reduced section could be threaded and then a "chamber" could be screwed onto it that was just the size necessary for the .25 caliber power loads. I don't think my mini-lathe could do that though.
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    I don't know about threading with a lathe but if you tried to thread that with a hand die it would not go to but up to the ridge because the die thread cutters are tapered and you lose some. What I did was cut off the end, (marlin 60 is similar with a smaller chamber end) then take the taper off the barrel and then see what size I had for threading. My Model 60 barrel is 3/4". Regular rod couplers are 3/4- 10 so I am trying to thread 3/4-10 so I can screw a rod coupler on the end and either use it for the receiver or use it to connect a receiver to the barrel. It is dang hard to thread 3/4 10 on a barrel though without marking up the barrel. I figured out a way to hold everything but I do not have the strength to turn the barrel and die on each other. Next I will try longer handles on the barrel end to see if I can twist it with longer handles. If nothing works I am going to thread it to 3/4-16 which does not cut as deeply and should be easier to turn the die on the barrel.
    I may try heating the barrel first also.
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