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RELOADING MANUAL · 5TH EDITION

22 BR Remington

Test Specifications/ Components

Firearm Used: Savage Model 11 Barrel Length: 26" Twist: 1 x 8" Case: Remington (reformed) Trim-to Length: 1.510" Primer: Rem 7 1/2 Remarks: The 22 Remington Bench Rest today serves as good proof that a cartridge's own excellence isn't necessarily a guarantee of success. Originally championed by the winning competitive benchrest duo from Remington, Mike Walker and Jim Stekl, the 22 BR was the smallest of the BR family of cases introduced in the early 1970s. This was a time of monumental changes in the benchrest world, and the 22 BR became something of a casualty of events. For some years prior, there had been a shift to the 6mm bore size to take advantage of the slightly better ballistics. Most of the development in this field was centered around the 6x47mm. However, the majority of shooters were still running the tried and true 222 Remington. Enter the Remington Bench Rest (BR) cartridges. Capable of delivering better accuracy than the 222, the new BR cartridges promised to become the new standard for this game. Unfortunately for the Remington twins, another pair of cartridges appeared at almost the same instant-the 22 and 6mm PPCs. Since then, the 6mm PPC has dominated the benchrest world, replacing virtually all other cartridges. Despite ballistic performance that rivals the 22-250 and accuracy potential that matches that of the PPC cartridges, the 22 BR has been all but forgotten. It was never offered as a true - both rifles and ammunition being commercially manufactured - factory chambering. This is unfortunate, since it has all the attributes of a real crowd pleaser. In our work, it proved to be a flexible little number, giving excellent to outstanding accuracy with a variety of loadings. Case forming had been a chore, but this is not necessarily true anymore. While the case was originally based on a special, small primered 308 Winchester case, both 6mm and 7mm BR brass is readily available today. These, particularly the 6mm, will be much easier to reform into 22 BR cases than the original parent case. Reloading dies and chambering reamers are available from all major manufacturers. For the avid varminter trying to decide on a new custom rifle, the 22 BR deserves some serious consideration.

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#1385 .224" 40 gr. HP C.O.A.L. 1.940" #1440 .224" 40 gr. BlitzKing C.O.A.L. 1.955"

Powder /Velocity IMR-4198 XMR-2015 RE-7 IMR-3031 Benchmark H322 X-Terminator AA-2230 748 Viht N135 Varget Energy/ft.lbs. Accuracy Load Hunting Load 3500 24.7 28.0 24.9 29.0 29.4 28.1 28.2 29.5 31.6 29.2 31.7 1088 Powder IMR-4198 RE-7 3600 25.4 28.8 25.7 29.6 30.1 28.9 29.0 30.3 32.4 29.9 32.4 1151 Grains 27.5 28.9 3700 26.1 29.6 26.5 30.2 30.8 29.7 29.8 31.1 33.2 30.6 33.1 1216 3800 26.8 30.4 27.3 30.8 31.5 30.5 30.6 31.9 34.0 31.3 33.8 1282 3900 27.5 31.2 28.1 31.4 32.2 31.3 31.4 32.7 34.8 32.0 34.5 1351 Ft. lbs. 1351 1421 4000 32.0 28.9 32.0 32.9 32.1 32.2 33.5 35.6 32.7 1421 4100

33.6 32.9 33.0 34.3 36.4 33.4 1493

Velocity 3900 4000

#1310 .224" 45 gr. SPT C.O.A.L. 1.995"

Powder /Velocity IMR-4198 XMR-2015 RE-7 IMR-3031 Benchmark H322 X-Terminator AA-2230 748 Viht N135 Varget Energy/ft.lbs. Accuracy Load Hunting Load 3400 23.7 27.4 24.0 28.2 27.8 27.0 26.6 27.9 29.7 27.4 30.4 1155 Powder IMR-3031 H322 3500 24.6 28.2 24.9 28.9 28.6 27.9 27.7 28.9 30.8 28.3 31.2 1224 Grains 31.0 31.5 3600 25.5 29.0 25.8 29.6 29.4 28.8 28.8 29.9 31.9 29.2 32.0 1295 3700 26.4 29.8 26.7 30.3 30.2 29.7 29.9 30.9 33.0 30.1 32.8 1368 3800 27.3 30.6 27.6 31.0 31.0 30.6 31.0 31.9 34.1 31.0 33.6 1443 Ft. lbs. 1443 1520 3900 28.2 31.4 28.5 31.7 31.8 31.5 32.9 35.2 31.9 34.4 1520

Velocity 3800 3900

INDICATES MAXIMUM LOAD ­ USE CAUTION LOADS LESS THAN MINIMUM CHARGES SHOWN ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

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22 BR Remington Bullet Name

#1320 .224" 50 gr. SMP C.O.A.L. 1.985" #1330 .224" 50 gr. SPT C.O.A.L. 1.995" #1340 .224" 50 gr. Blitz C.O.A.L. 1.995" #1450 .224" 50 gr. BlitzKing C.O.A.L. 2.005"

Powder /Velocity XMR-2015 RE-7 IMR-3031 Benchmark H322 X-Terminator AA-2230 748 IMR-4895 Viht N135 Varget Energy/ft.lbs. 3200 25.8 22.3 26.4 26.2 25.5 25.1 26.2 27.8 25.3 28.2 1137 Powder Accuracy Load Hunting Load Benchmark Benchmark 3300 26.7 23.3 27.2 27.1 26.4 26.2 27.3 28.9 28.6 26.4 29.1 1209

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3400 27.6 24.3 28.0 28.0 27.3 27.3 28.4 30.1 29.4 27.5 30.0 1283

3500 28.5 25.3 28.8 28.9 28.2 28.4 29.5 31.3 30.2 28.6 30.9 1360

3600 29.4 26.3 29.6 29.8 29.1 29.5 30.6 32.5 31.0 29.7 31.8 1439 Ft. lbs. 1520 1561

3700

3750

30.7 30.0 31.7 33.7 30.8 32.7 1520

31.1

1561

Grains 30.7 31.1

Velocity 3700 3750

INDICATES MAXIMUM LOAD ­ USE CAUTION LOADS LESS THAN MINIMUM CHARGES SHOWN ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

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#1410 .224" 52 gr. HPBT MatchKing C.O.A.L. 1.980" #1400 .224" 53 gr. HP MatchKing C.O.A.L. 1.980"

Powder /Velocity XMR-2015 RE-7 IMR-3031 Benchmark H322 X-Terminator AA-2230 748 IMR-4895 Viht N135 Varget Energy/ft.lbs. Accuracy Load 3200 25.4 22.6 26.5 25.6 24.9 25.7 26.4 28.6 27.5 25.9 28.0 1205 Powder Benchmark 3300 26.4 23.6 27.3 26.6 26.0 26.7 27.5 29.6 28.3 27.0 29.0 1281 Grains 29.6 3400 27.4 24.6 28.1 27.6 27.1 27.7 28.6 30.6 29.1 28.1 30.0 1360 3500 28.4 25.6 28.9 28.6 28.2 28.7 29.7 31.6 29.9 29.2 31.0 1442 3600 3700

29.6 29.3 30.8 32.6 30.7 30.3 32.0 1525 Ft. lbs. 1525

31.5 31.4 33.0 1611

Velocity 3600

Sierra does not recommend MatchKing bullets for hunting applications.

INDICATES MAXIMUM LOAD ­ USE CAUTION LOADS LESS THAN MINIMUM CHARGES SHOWN ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

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#1345 .224" 55 gr. Blitz C.O.A.L. 1.995" #1350 .224" 55 gr. SMP C.O.A.L. 1.980" #1355 .224" 55 gr. FMJBT C.O.A.L. 1.995" #1360 .224" 55 gr. SPT C.O.A.L. 1.995" #1365 .224" 55 gr. SBT C.O.A.L. 1.995" #1390 .224" 55 gr. HPBT C.O.A.L. 1.935" #1455 .224" 55 gr. BlitzKing C.O.A.L. 2.020" 55 grain BlitzKing requires a 1x12" or faster barrel

Powder /Velocity XMR-2015 RE-7 IMR-3031 Benchmark H322 X-Terminator AA-2230 748 IMR-4895 Viht N135 Varget Energy/ft.lbs. Accuracy Load Hunting Load

3200 26.0 23.2 26.6 26.8 25.8 26.1 27.3 28.4 28.0 26.4 28.5 1250 Powder H322 H322

3300 27.0 24.2 27.5 27.8 26.8 27.2 28.3 29.5 28.9 27.5 29.5 1330 Grains 29.8 30.8

3400 28.0 25.2 28.4 28.8 27.8 28.3 29.3 30.6 29.8 28.6 30.5 1412

3500 29.0 26.2 29.3 29.8 28.8 29.4 30.3 31.7 30.7 29.7 31.5 1496

3600 30.0 27.2 30.2 30.8 29.8 30.5 31.3 32.8 31.6 30.8 32.5 1583 Ft. lbs. 1583 1672

3700

3750

31.1 30.8 32.3 33.9 32.5 33.5 1672 32.8 34.4

1717

Velocity 3600 3700

INDICATES MAXIMUM LOAD ­ USE CAUTION LOADS LESS THAN MINIMUM CHARGES SHOWN ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

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#1375 .224" 60 gr. HP C.O.A.L. 2.020" #1370 .224" 63 gr. SMP C.O.A.L. 1.995"

Powder /Velocity IMR-3031 Benchmark H322 X-Terminator AA-2230 748 AA-2460 IMR-4895 Viht N135 Varget Energy/ft.lbs. Accuracy Load Hunting Load 2900 23.6 23.2 22.9 24.0 23.9 25.5 25.0 25.0 23.4 24.8 1176 Powder IMR-4895 H322 3000 24.6 24.2 24.0 25.2 25.1 26.6 26.1 26.0 24.6 25.9 1259 Grains 29.0 28.4 3100 25.6 25.2 25.1 26.4 26.3 27.7 27.2 27.0 25.8 27.0 1344 3200 26.6 26.2 26.2 27.6 27.5 28.8 28.3 28.0 27.0 28.1 1432 3300 27.6 27.2 27.3 28.8 28.7 29.9 29.4 29.0 28.2 29.2 1523 Ft. lbs. 1523 1617 3400 28.6 28.2 28.4 3450 29.1 28.7

31.0 30.5 30.0 30.3 1617

1665

Velocity 3300 3400

#1380 .224" 69 gr. HPBT MatchKing C.O.A.L. 2.020" requires a 1x10" twist barrel or faster

Powder /Velocity IMR-3031 Benchmark H322 X-Terminator AA-2230 748 AA-2460 IMR-4895 Viht N135 Varget Energy/ft.lbs. Accuracy Load 2800 23.5 23.4 23.4 23.2 23.7 26.0 24.7 24.9 23.1 24.3 1201 Powder Varget 2900 24.6 24.6 24.5 24.4 24.9 27.1 25.8 25.9 24.3 25.6 1288 Grains 30.1 3000 25.7 25.8 25.6 25.6 26.1 28.2 26.9 26.9 25.5 26.9 1379 3100 26.8 27.0 26.7 26.8 27.3 29.3 28.0 27.9 26.7 28.2 1472 3200 27.9 28.2 27.8 28.0 28.5 30.4 29.1 28.9 27.9 29.5 1569 Ft. lbs. 1618 3250 28.4 3300

28.6 30.9 29.6

29.2

30.2

30.1 1618

30.8 1668

Velocity 3250

Sierra does not recommend MatchKing bullets for hunting applications.

INDICATES MAXIMUM LOAD ­ USE CAUTION LOADS LESS THAN MINIMUM CHARGES SHOWN ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

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#9390 .224" 80 gr. HPBT MatchKing C.O.A.L. 2.160" requires a 1x8" twist barrel or faster

Powder /Velocity IMR-3031 Benchmark H322 X-Terminator AA-2230 748 AA-2460 IMR-4895 Viht N135 Varget Energy/ft.lbs. Accuracy Load 2600 22.2 21.6 21.6 22.1 22.4 24.2 22.8 23.5 21.8 23.1 1201 Powder Varget 2700 23.4 23.0 22.9 23.4 23.6 25.4 24.1 24.7 23.2 24.4 1295 Grains 28.3 2800 24.6 24.4 24.2 24.7 24.8 26.6 25.4 25.9 24.6 25.7 1393 2900 25.8 25.8 25.5 26.0 26.0 27.8 26.7 27.1 26.0 27.0 1494 3000 27.0 27.2 26.8 27.3 27.2 29.0 28.0 28.3 28.3 1599 Ft. lbs. 1599 3050

29.6 28.6

1652

Velocity 3000

Sierra does not recommend MatchKing bullets for hunting applications.

INDICATES MAXIMUM LOAD ­ USE CAUTION LOADS LESS THAN MINIMUM CHARGES SHOWN ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

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