Originally Posted by Stevewildcat
You may also want to consult the BIBLE of reloading, i.e, Jack O"Connor's Handbook for Shooters and Reloaders. He covers the 2R Lovell with a variety of loads. By the way, 2R stands for "2 reamers" necessary to cut the chamber. I didn't think that there were any of these great little varmint guns left around. Glad I'm not the only one who has one (and 50 G&H .22/3000 Cases to boot!)
Have to disagree with you on the meaning of 2-R. It is also found as R-2 and the R is for Risley. This is from C.S. Landis book on .22 Varmint Rifles written when this was a very popular cartridge.
Don't have a 2-R, but do have a #6 or Maximum Lovell that was supposed to be a 2-R. While I was in my last year at Trinidad State JC in 1964 I wanted to build one, it was thoroughly obsolete already. I ordered a reamer set from Mayer in Raton, NM, but he came up with about 120 G&H cases, some loaded and some un-fired, as well as a size and finish reamer set, a hand neck sizer and a straight line seater, all for about $15 as I recall. The sizer is marked H. Lovell! Still have the rifle etc. Had to re-chamber the sizer and seater as they were for the 2-R. Havn't shot it for several years since brass is, as noted, quite expensive. Still have 80+ of the G&H cases augmented by severalpicked up at gun shows over the years. Can't helpwith data as this has a somewhat larger capacity the the 2-R.