.222 Magnum build

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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by GQshayne » 23 Jan 2020, 7:48 pm

Interesting results. As you saw with my photos, the Tru Oil gives a very glossy finish in comparison.

Is your photo taken after rubbing back with the steel wool, or is that after oil application?
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Oldbloke » 24 Jan 2020, 12:48 am

That looks like its coming along nicely. Did u touch up the checkering?
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Am88 » 24 Jan 2020, 7:28 am

that was after the very first coat with the extra turps gqshayne, no sanding yet, that was literally a quick splash with the extra turps mix and a wipe with a rag to remove access, havent had a chance to do much else had a bit on, but last night got to put a full strength coat on and give it a wet sand with 320. didnt take any photo's as it was dark and they came out terrible, but it's coming along.

Oldbloke ya read my mind because I wanted to ask that today, I do want to touch up the checkering however short of ordering tools, has anyone made one of thier own tools? just to touch it up as stated?

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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Oldbloke » 24 Jan 2020, 9:06 am

I had a go at checkering 2 years ago and totaly ruined it. Ended up sanding it out. No biggy, just an old single shotty.
Be carefull.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by GQshayne » 24 Jan 2020, 7:39 pm

Oldbloke wrote:I had a go at checkering 2 years ago and totaly ruined it. Ended up sanding it out. No biggy, just an old single shotty.
Be carefull.


My reason for not touching any of mine!!! Too worried about stuffing it up.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by duncan61 » 24 Jan 2020, 9:29 pm

How is the ammo availability for the .222 Rem Mag.
.22 winchester .22hornet .222 .243 7mm rem mag cbc 12g
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 25 Jan 2020, 7:44 am

Reload only brass is available i have never seem ammo avaialble anywhere though.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Am88 » 26 Jan 2020, 8:36 am

AZZA nailed it. Reload only, in Australia anyway. Brass is available, Rebel Gun Works is where I got all mine from. Been a busy weekend so far and busy week but got a few more coats on the stock. Will bring it inside shortly after it stops raining and get some snaps.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 26 Jan 2020, 10:44 am

Be interested yo see how it performs and shoots i have often thought about a 222 mag AI with a 1-8 twist barrel. Something to push the 69g proj just a little quicker than the 223 brother.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Am88 » 26 Jan 2020, 9:40 pm

Got to the stage of the first coat of oil and sand with steel wool. it needs a little drying for a couple of weeks in the safe and let it do it's thing and dry a bit. As a comparison I added a pic of my rem 700 which I used the same process on. It will end up a satin finish hopefully.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by GQshayne » 27 Jan 2020, 7:23 pm

Looks good, I like it.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Am88 » 28 Jan 2020, 9:06 am

Thanks mate appreciate it, it's coming along, will post up some more pics when the scope arrives this week, it’s raining her at the moment so the stock is slowly drying, I only bolted the action in the keep them out of my way really :lol: if I can get it to the stage of my Remington ill be happy, my LSA55 was done the same as well, but as I said, the worst they get would be a light drizzle of rain, this one even less as it’s in the ute when in use. I’ll load up some run in rounds this week and this coming weekend hopefully warm the barrel up for the first time. :drinks:
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Am88 » 03 Feb 2020, 1:35 pm

Turns out the gentleman that took payment for my scope Friday before last forgot to send it, so scope is being express posted now and hopefully will be here tomorrow or Wednesday. Bugger.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Am88 » 07 Feb 2020, 10:06 am

Scope is fitted finally, she's ready to shoot. Unfortunately I am going away so this weekend it won't be happening. Its an old Leopold M8 fixed 8 power AO. Glass is in really good nick and fine duplex reticle is what I was after. Bit going on at the moment but later on I would like to upgrade the scope mounts possibly to a picatinny rail setup so I can swings torch off the side if needed. :drinks:
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Am88 » 18 Feb 2020, 8:37 am

Finally got the barrel warm. Took long enough, I loaded some run in/sighting roands, 23gr of 8208 and 55gr vmaxs. Don't really know about run in processes, I like to think of it as conditioning, so I just shot 2, one pass with a brush and hoppe's #9 shot 2 etc. Until I had shot 8, then let a 6 shot group fly shooting every 20 seconds, the group is the top left. First shot cold and clean was top right, second shot was bottom right and the vertical string was the remaining 4 shots.

Pretty happy considering the loads were just a made up low weight thrown from the powder thrower so it probably varied up to .2 of a grain either way, and I shot it out of the Ute window, I did cheat but, I had a rear bag on the window sil :lol: let's see what happens when I get some decent bullets running through it.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by marksman » 18 Feb 2020, 12:04 pm

l think you will find its going to be a shooter :thumbsup:
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by Am88 » 18 Feb 2020, 9:37 pm

I have just finished loading some test rounds with 55 gr Sierra gamekings, 1365's using 8208, will see how that performs on Sunday I'm hoping, it pretty badly needs a trigger but, it has been lightened by the feel but horrible creep and far too heavy, feels about 2lbs, even my hunting rifles are set at 1.25lbs.
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Re: .222 Magnum build

Post by GQshayne » 20 Feb 2020, 7:36 pm

You can't adjust the weight yourself for some reason I take it?

Creep can be helped by polishing too, if you are happy taking the assembly apart to get to the sear.
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