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#3278588 - 06/23/21 08:57 PM 22 Nosler
Dark moon 63 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/21
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Loc: Iowa
Anybody have any good or bad about the round they care to talk about. I have an upper and handguard that need a barrel so I ordered a 24 inch WOA barrel.
It has a wide range of load data that would be interesting to try. The videos make it sound like nosler improved the brass to last longer. I'm slowly collecting parts for a 243 ar 10 build but going to try the 22 nosler hot rod for now since parts are available.

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#3278713 - 06/27/21 11:07 PM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
arlaunch Offline
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Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 579
Loc: OR
I am also interested in this cartridge. Will be interesting to see how long it takes to get your barrel. Which magazines are you going to choose?
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#3278723 - 06/28/21 09:02 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
Dark moon 63 Offline
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Loc: Iowa
It will be interesting. Their web site says averaging 16 weeks. I got an email from Faxon that said they can get 416 blanks now. Hopefully that's a good sign for white oak. I'll use 6.8, valkyrie 10 round magazines. I ordered it in early June so about 1 down already. Lol

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#3279023 - 07/06/21 10:19 PM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
Tjkiller Offline
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Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 1325
Loc: South Fauquier Cty, VA
We have 3 in my group all new this year. 2 Dtechs and I built mine on a proof research barrel. Twist rates from 1:8 to 1:14. 18in barrels and a 22 in.

We touched 3500fps with 50gr vmax. Can't get to max load cuz pressure signs and warped case
Heads. All 3 guns are very accurate. All reached our goal of 3500ffps, barely. 224 valkarie cases might hold up better. Slightly less capacity. 22-204 is an option as well.

Overall satisfied with 22 nosler but did not exceed expectations.

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#3279037 - 07/07/21 01:24 PM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
Dark moon 63 Offline
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Thanks Tjkiller. 50 grain v max is my first choice to try. My 24 inch valkyrie shoots the 50 gr. V max with 29 grain of CFE 223 at 3400. If the nosler brass can take it, the load data looks like I can easily put 3 or 4 more grain of CFE 223 behind the same bullet. If it works it should be a coyote killing machine.

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#3279050 - 07/07/21 09:20 PM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
varminter .223 Online
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2930
Loc: south central Illinois
55 Nosler bt's with 33 grains of CFE 223 and 450 primers at 2.260 will be over 3500 fps.
All the soft brass talk is BS. It's a great round. I have experience with several both at the range and on fur. Coyote killingest factory ar15 round available.


Edited by varminter .223 (07/07/21 09:27 PM)

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#3279051 - 07/08/21 12:14 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
arlaunch Offline
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Registered: 04/09/17
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Loc: OR
Varminter .223,

Which magazines do you suggest?
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#3279053 - 07/08/21 08:48 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
varminter .223 Online
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2930
Loc: south central Illinois
We use Stoners mags. Might be something better out there but the stoners seem to be fine.

While the 55 bt load shoots great and is the fastest the best group I shot (5 in one small ragged hole) was 30 grains of varget. It was only 3300 out of my 22" 12 twist though. H4895 shoots great with 50 BTS as well.
55 blitzkings also shoot great with the same CFE 223 load. The varmageddon 55s from Midway and the factory Nosler 55 bt loads shoot 5 at or under 1". Our woa barrels have been great and all loads have been basically max powder charge. Expect a swipe on the brass after extraction but it is due to bolt timing not brass hardness. I get a swipe on my 6.8 variants as well when run around max. My new 243 LBC seems to not swipe. I assume due to the big case head surface.


Edited by varminter .223 (07/08/21 09:11 AM)

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#3279054 - 07/08/21 09:07 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
Dark moon 63 Offline
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Loc: Iowa
Thanks varminter 223. That's what I like to hear. I've thought about trying ballistic tips. V max and varmageddon are cheap and accurate but don't hit bone. I've watched the jell tests and the ballistic tips penetrate farther before they explode.

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#3279055 - 07/08/21 09:14 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
varminter .223 Online
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Registered: 03/01/10
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Loc: south central Illinois
We had very good luck with 22 and 6 mm ballistic tips. The varmageddon 243 Dogtown makes big entrance holes and produces runners with their chest hanging open. I'm gonna go back to the sierra 60 hps in my 243 since they are so accurate before trying 70 BTS. The 70 BTS were outstanding on fur out of my 6x6.8.

One of my 22 noslers prefers the 53 V-Max with CFE 223 but I've only killed 2 coyotes with that rifle. Great results both times.


Edited by varminter .223 (07/08/21 09:21 AM)

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#3279057 - 07/08/21 10:12 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
Dark moon 63 Offline
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Registered: 01/01/21
Posts: 80
Loc: Iowa
I think most AR's beat the brass up a little one way or another. A bent rim needs an adjustable gas block. As long as the primer pocket is good a die can fix the rest. IMO.

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#3279061 - 07/08/21 11:56 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
arlaunch Offline
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Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 579
Loc: OR
Yes, I believe an adjustable gas block would be necessary for barrels > 20 inches. My 24 inch AR in 223 is the most over gassed rifle i own. To the point where i can't even use slow powders w/o malfunctions.

I also have the same experience with Nos 55gr BT's. Most accurate bullet i have ever fired.
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#3279069 - 07/08/21 02:00 PM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
varminter .223 Online
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2930
Loc: south central Illinois
I have 3 22" 22 noslers. 2 are rifle plus 1 and one is rifle length gas. I had one other woa rifle length 22" that is now my buddies. I'm not sure which way I would go if I ordered another. I fought some cycling issues on one but it was due to a slightly ovesized carrier where the rear of the bolt passed through and has to seal. I think that was with a rifle buffer set up. It was just short enough on gas to cause and intermittent issue of short stroking which allowed the bolt lug to slip over the rebated rim when stripping it out of the mag. It would get the round half fed then jam against the center of the case. Imo rifle gas length isn't any harder on brass. I don't have adjustable gb on many uppers but rifle length and an adjustable gb might be plenty of bolt delay.


Edited by varminter .223 (07/08/21 02:14 PM)

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#3279096 - 07/09/21 09:35 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
emptymag Online
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Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 408
Loc: Minnesota

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#3279097 - 07/09/21 09:37 AM Re: 22 Nosler [Re: Dark moon 63]
emptymag Online
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Registered: 12/12/14
Posts: 408
Loc: Minnesota
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbsRD3E8Bxo

22 nosgar.

Re size 6mm hagar brass in 22 nosler dies.

Replace bolt to run with the bigger case head.

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