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Posted: November 11 2017 at 12:30pm | IP Logged Quote M700

For my 22 Hi Power Savage. These 70 or 71 grain Speer soft point bullets are long out of production and difficult to find.

I'm willing to buy them at reasonable prices.

Other .227" or .228" bullets are of interest, but less so. The Hornady apparently requires shortening before it shoots with acceptable accuracy from the old Savage 99 lever action rifles.

Norma made some good 71 gr bullets that may still be available here or there.

Have some interest in factory ammo and also in good brass, but not as much. Really want to lay in a few hundred of the .228" soft point Speer bullets.

Thanks! Guy
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I did a search for what you need, good luck.   I did find custom
bullets @ $35 for 50 but that is a horrible price.

All other bullets are out of stock.   



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I know a guy who's on a couple of other forums who is probably the most knowledgeable guy I've found on the .22 High Power. He's also a pretty talented machinist. We talked and he made a trim die that takes just a hair off the nose, only a two grain weight loss and it makes the difference it takes in the twist rate of Savage 99s. He's killed several deer with his. When I get serious about mine, I'll see if I can get him to make me one.

I did consider making a stop out of steel tubing and possibly figuring out how much flattening the nose would take to make them shoot well. The Hornady is the only common bullet for it. Cast is the obvious answer for targets or varmints, maybe, but that's too small to try on anything bigger than coyotes maybe with cast.

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Guy,

Buffalo Arms has both 45gr. and 55gr. .228" bullets in stock. They might be worth a look.



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Posted: November 13 2017 at 7:01am | IP Logged Quote M700

Located another 100 of the Speer 70 grain soft points, and they're headed my way from another handloader.

Mike - I've got 100 of those BVAC 55 gr soft points on order. We will see how they work out... Thanks, I'd forgotten about Buffalo Arms.

And I found another outfit that apparently makes jacketed .228" bullets in 60 & 70 grain. Will see about calling them today.

Looks like I'm going to have quite a few .228" bullets to try soon.

Guy

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