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Old 01-11-2015, 04:40 AM
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Eric was wanting a black rifle but decide the cost for him was just plain nuts. At a gun show he ran across a Remington 742 in 308 that had seen some ruff days with a lot of the bluing gone wood scratched up and lots of dings, I saw it and though he was nuts for buying it.
He called a gun smith with a reputation of doing some great work here in Michigan and asked if his rifle could be rebuilt. The answer was a hearty yes. Eric takes the rifle up to him and out lines what he wanted, a deal was struck and an expected time of a finished product.
The action was removed from the wood which Eric took home to work on, A barrel in 22 cal was bought from a company in Wisconsin who has a rep for producing expellant barrels. It was fitted in the action then the call to Eric to come get it for another step at Mag Na Porting again here in Michigan. It was finished in a couple day and returned to the smith with the rebuilt wood. All that Majic was done, after the scope install. With dies from RCBS the testing of the 742 22 Cheetah II was in full swing.

We went out last Tuesday and called in 3 at the one set. Eric got 2 of them said was first blood and he saw the bullet struck the first coyote and on the second one before it completed it's turn to run.

The cussing started soon after looking for his brass in the snow and weeds. On the way home he was already brain storming a brass catcher for the rifle.

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Old 01-11-2015, 09:07 AM
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Why did the go with the Cheetah over a 22/243? What twist and bullet is he running?
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:54 AM
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He got a truck load of brass with the rifle. I don't know the twist rate of the rifle He was using a 75 gr bullet. He did tell me that it isn't a true CH cheetah as he doesn't use the 308BR case with the small primer pocket.
Think he said over 4000FPS is what he is getting out of a ?MILD LOAD?.

the 22/343 is usually called a Millstead wild cat

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Old 01-12-2015, 08:08 AM
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There's a 22/243, a 22/243 Middlestead and a 22/243 Ackley. I have the Ackley version.

If he's using 308 brass then it is a regular 22/243, not a Cheetah. The 22/243 is better.
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Old 01-18-2015, 05:30 AM
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4,000fps? That barrel won't last long......
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:44 AM
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I think Eric said his loads are doing 4108 FPS.


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Originally Posted by alleyyooper
I think Eric said his loads are doing 4108 FPS.


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hope he got a fast twist so he can chase the lands with longer bullets, I give it 550 rounds.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:05 AM
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With all the testing he had done he has over 500 rounds thru it all ready.

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Originally Posted by alleyyooper
With all the testing he had done he has over 500 rounds thru it all ready.

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See if he can get it borescoped...I'm curious how the throat looks...
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:53 AM
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I can't see why he would want to do that as he bought a very good barrel for this project after doing research. It is working fine for him and is still spot on when we go after coyotes.

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