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Old 08-28-2010, 06:29 PM
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Have a 22-06 that was my father-in-laws. Have dies, although can not find any of his load data. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:03 AM
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My Cartridges of the World 9th edition does not even list a 22-06.

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With a 52gr Sierra Match-King, QL suggests a max load of 56gr H-4831 for ~3800fps, out of a 24" barrel. As always, back of 10% for a starting load. Don't expect to find a lot in the way of published or documented load data for this cartridge, or a long barrel life, as this round is seriously over-bore. Powders with a burn rate equal to, or slower than, 4350 will give best results. Keep the barrel clean and allow plenty of time between shots, so it can cool adequately. This is a serious handloaders cartridge and highly specialized, at that. It could be fun to work with but you might consider a new barrel in a more common cartridge, like a 270 Winchester or even 35 Whelen, where you can buy factory ammo or obtain a good deal of documented reloading information.
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Not sure how your's is rifled (twist rate). You would be wise to find out. If it is rifled to handle them, longer heavier .223 bullets would be a wise choice. I know a fellow who wildcats .22-243s and .22-257s, but he sets them up for 77 to 90 grain bullets. This helps your barrel life some and makes a tremendous long range round in the wind. Of course the barrel has to be throated and rifled for such a long projectile. A good smith should be able to tell you how your's was set up.
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I'm guessing that you'll do best with some slow powders.

I'd try IMR-7828, Reloader 25 and H-1000. You're pretty good and overbore in your application.
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If you move up to bullets in the ~70 grain range you may benefit from powders slower than 4831 or RL22. For 52gr bullets, that is about the optimum burn rate for the case capacity you have. The slower stuff doesn't get a chance to burn before bullets of this weight are out of the tube. Perhaps if you have a 26 or 28" barrel, a slower powder might work well with 50/52 grain bullets, but there will be little improvement over what you'll get with the two I mentioned above.
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A month later, but you're more than welcome. Please do let us know the results, if you get a chance to shoot it.
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Have a 22-06 that was my father-in-laws. Have dies, although can not find any of his load data. Any help would be appreciated.
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Chuck Page doghunter12
For a while people were were tinkering with the 22-284. According to my Hodgdon reloading manual is basically the came powder capacity as he 30-06 case. Hodgdon lists the 30-284 and the 30-36 on the same data pages. I believe you can probably find data easier for the 22-284 then the 22-06. Use their starting loads and work up. I am in the office now but I am pretty sure one of my Ackley manuals has data and and probably my Cartridges of the World. If you still need data please shoot me an email and I will check them out.
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