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Hornady 70s are on my list. I did find some all copper Cutting Edge 60 grainers, but if you have Hornady to sell, I'm buying.

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What does your new gun weigh? Please be sure to post how you like it once you get it shooting.


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I will provide a writeup when I get a chance. Next few weeks will be devoted to hunting Namibian antelope. I did find a box of S&B ammo at a reasonable price.

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I sent you a PM on the bullets..


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ligonierbill,
You can also use 30-30 cases, the world is full of them, so would be much cheaper. Just watch neck thickness and trim to length and to square necks.
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If using .30-30 cases a 25-35 Dies sizing die works well as an intermediate forming die.

A .22-250 die can be used for neck sizing if you have to use .224 bullets.

If you cannot get enough .227 or .228 bullets you may find flat base .224 bullets upset enough to work.

In a a take down Savage 1899 .22 HP I got reasonable accuracy with 50 grain Sako .224 solids. They had a slight hollow to the exposed lead at the base which no doubt helped them to upset to fill the grooves.

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While searching for .228" bullets for my 5.6x61R Vh SE, I discovered that Buffalo Arms had them in about 3 different weights.
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Buffalo Arms 55gr .228 bullet is my goto for coyote hunting with my 5.6x52R. For me it has been a very accurate bullet and leaves the pelts in really good condition yet dropping the coyotes in their tracks.


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Been away from the computer a couple days. Oskar, I answered your PM. I have seen the Buffalo Arms bullet selection, and I have an "inform when in stock" note with them. I did buy some 5.6x52R cases from them, along with dies. But good advice on the 30-30 cases. I have a bunch, and I have 25-35 cases and dies.

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When using 30-30 cases be sure to check neck thickness to make sure your chamber has enough room, if not you'll have to turn the necks.

I make 6.5x58R cases from 9.3x72R and the necks get very thick, much thicker than commercially available cases but I have a very generous chamber so they work well.

You can see here how thick they get. 243 Win on left for size comparison
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