recoil is about like a hot .223 load. report is a little more than a .22 mag. i dont have a chrony, but i did some math and 12.5 should put me a little over 1200. this was using Sierra 150gr spitzers, i'm planing on getting some beartooth 155gr in the near future to try out and cut costs a little more.
i'm also thinking about using some 115gr cast and bumping up the charge a little... if i can get them to group like these out to about 75 yards, this may be my new squirrel rifle!!
I did not crimp these loads, but when using cast bullets in bottle neck cases, isn't crimping required? and what crimp is best? FCD or the taper crimp in the seating die? also, i'm using CCI 200's now, do you think it might be advantageous to use magnums for the lighter bullet to insure a complete burn? or would the crimp ensure this by itself?