BSA CF2 222 on the way

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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 11 Mar 2018, 5:17 pm

Oldbloke wrote:How about a picture
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigrich » 12 Mar 2018, 8:29 pm

go the rebarrel on the old classic AZZA . all steel, good wood hey ? with a new barrel it will probably outlast you.
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by Stix » 12 Mar 2018, 9:15 pm

Looks like a big ejection port for a .222...collector1 was right...!

Another observation is the scope/rings look a pretty tight fit...
Its hard to tell from the pic, but make sure the rings have good clear contact with NO interference from the bell or ocular end of the scope...if there is any interference it wont be doing the groups or the scope any good...!!!

The other thing to consider is given the rifle is a class aged character being of blued/timber ethnicity, maybe its just too embarrassed to shoot straight while its being forced to wear silly looking silver rings... :sarcasm:
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 13 Mar 2018, 12:02 am

Stix wrote:Looks like a big ejection port for a .222...collector1 was right...!

Another observation is the scope/rings look a pretty tight fit...
Its hard to tell from the pic, but make sure the rings have good clear contact with NO interference from the bell or ocular end of the scope...if there is any interference it wont be doing the groups or the scope any good...!!!

The other thing to consider is given the rifle is a class aged character being of blued/timber ethnicity, maybe its just too embarrassed to shoot straight while its being forced to wear silly looking silver rings... :sarcasm:


Scope is on lone from my Marlin stainless 17hmr hence the silly looking silver rings.

There is plenty of clearance with the scope also just the wangle of the dangle :drinks:

And after cleaning the other day the rear action screw was also a tad on the loose side. Seems to be my luck at the moment same problem with my howa. Was doing odd things much like the BSA. Another range trip this week to confirm.
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 25 Oct 2018, 2:51 pm

So i ended up bitting the bullet and dropped of the 222 for a rebarel and a ceracote to bring it back to where she needs to be. Hopefully completed sooner than later been told 6-8 weeks
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigrich » 25 Oct 2018, 7:22 pm

AZZA'S HJ47 wrote:So i ended up bitting the bullet and dropped of the 222 for a rebarel and a ceracote to bring it back to where she needs to be. Hopefully completed sooner than later been told 6-8 weeks


great old rifle azza. there's one of these for sale on SSAA used guns at the moment.222 bsa's are like my model 70 222 i believe, where they put a spacer and small mag follower in a rifle based on a 308 sized action ? as for wait times on gunsmiths, patience is a virtue mate........ ;) i'll be interested to see how it shoots when you get it back. didn't shoot well with the original barrel mate ? :thumbsup:
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 25 Oct 2018, 7:54 pm

Lok it shot well at 100 i ended up winning a gpo scope conveniently that topped it out well i could shoot around a inch at 100 however at 200 id be lucky to hit a dinner plate. I want to use the rifle along side my 308 for hunting and want to be able to hit a tenis ball out to 200 so i thought id drop it off to Swan to put another barrel on the old girl. Sticking with the same profile and calibre. I dont mind waiting Allen does a good job hence why i dropped it offf to him. And the plus side with the ceracote I wont have to be so paranoid about the humidity and damp conditions.
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigrich » 25 Oct 2018, 8:42 pm

that's a bit unusual for the group to open up that much at 200 isn't it ? i was thinking about rebarreling my mod 70, but used a borescope and the riflings sharp and bright with one pit in the rifling down towards the chamber. i'm gunna persevere and try a few more reloads to see how good i can group the original barrel. a new swan barrel does sound good but. yeh, blue and wood can need some looking after at times hey ? ceracote should take a bit of worry away. i just got my first stainless/synthetic the other week, sako A7 in 308. it'll probably be my do everything rifle, just hope my "super grade" mod 70 in 6.5x55 doesn't get jealous :D :thumbsup:
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 25 Oct 2018, 9:20 pm

The throat of the barrel was the worst part on mine a little pitted and washed out. I took my 223 out the other week and managed to put 8 shots into under a inch and had the same sort of groups when i took it out last but the chances of hitting the anything past 100 was a 50/50 with the 222. I look forward to seing what it will do when i get it back from Allen should be the goods for another 30 years
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigrich » 26 Oct 2018, 2:00 pm

222 impresses me, my first batch of reloads with 40 gn vmax amazed the hell out of me. still working on a 50 gn load, it groups just on or under 1" at 100, but i know it's got more in it . it'll be worth the wait when ya get yours back. what are the triggers like on the BSA's ? :thumbsup:
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 26 Oct 2018, 3:46 pm

Trigger was a little heavy when i first picked up the rifle and little i mean heavy lol. Pulled it all apart and polished some of the mechanisms with 2000g wet and dry and is now sitting around the 2lb mark. I have some 40gr blitzking load that shoots around 1 inch @ 100 with a shot out barrel so will be keen to se how she does. Allen has decided id be best off going with a 1-12 twist barrel i like the 50s. I hope that ots done before the 6-8 week mark but honestly not too fussed. I have plenty of other rifles to toy with
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigrich » 26 Oct 2018, 5:27 pm

i've considered 1-12 twist as well if i eventually rebarrel. i think 50-55 gn is more usefull, at the moment my 222 seems to prefer 40's. good old wet and dry, works wonders if you use it right hey :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 26 Oct 2018, 9:58 pm

bigrich wrote:i've considered 1-12 twist as well if i eventually rebarrel. i think 50-55 gn is more usefull, at the moment my 222 seems to prefer 40's. good old wet and dry, works wonders if you use it right hey :thumbsup: :drinks:


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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by AZZA'S HJ47 » 07 Feb 2019, 9:42 pm

Look what came home with me today. She has been missed. Looks like this weekend ill be getting her squared away.
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigrich » 08 Feb 2019, 4:51 am

Good to see it’s come home mate. I’ve just got back into more load testing for my 222 Winchester, Allan did a 1-12 twist barrel for mine and the 60 v-max are showing promise. BM-2 seems to be the powder it likes since the twist rate change. Cheers
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigfellascott » 08 Feb 2019, 5:51 pm

Lovely mate, I look forward to hearing how it all goes, I'd run 50's in it if it was mine (they seem to kill that little bit better for mine) especially on goats and the like. :thumbsup:
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigrich » 10 Feb 2019, 8:57 pm

I don’t mean to hi jack azza’s post, but I thought I might put up the initial results of the 1-12 twist 222 barrel the swan boys did for me.
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Re: BSA CF2 222 on the way

Post by bigfellascott » 10 Feb 2019, 9:52 pm

Looking good BR, especially with the 60gn projies, normally the 222 likes the 50gn as a rule.
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