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gunner P
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Posted: March 5, 2013 2:54 PM

Got a H&R model 99 in the other day that had a custom barrel installed on it.  I don't why in heaven someone would cut a chamber into a barrel but not mark what caliber it is.  I poured a casting with cerrosafe and was pretty sure it was chambered for 220 Swift, but that cartridge will not completely seat into the chamber.  Does anyone out there know of a good on-line reference that I can use to compare the measurments.  Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted: March 5, 2013 4:03 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.220_Swift 
Zeke
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Posted: March 5, 2013 5:54 PM
Suggested printed materiasl: Cartridges of the World publishedf by Krause Publications..paperback... Next  by Ken Howell Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges for  rifles and handguns,,,next.... The Handloaders Manual of Cartridge Conversions by John J. Donnelly     all carry dimensional data.....a back up to these is Ken Waters PET LOADS but Donnelly's book  goes  by the numbers..in sequence by caliber and shows a drawing of the case with all dimensions..meaning  there is no guessing as to the designs origins..Cartridges of the World breaks them down by USE and country ...so you have to know if it is USA  or IK or propreitary or a wildcat  or current or obsolete Designing also goes by caliber and includes sketches and dimensional drawings... Both Donnelly's and Howell's books take you..step by step in the forming of brass from a parent case......  If you give some data..like casehead(bolt face)  OAL.. and some case diameter data........I can run a check.......
Jim Rehm
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Posted: March 6, 2013 8:48 AM
For some detailed drawings of many cartridges here are two options. Google "saami specs" or "stevespages 8d. Hope this helps.

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Jim Rehm
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Posted: March 6, 2013 8:50 AM
For some detailed drawings of many cartridges here are two options. Google "saami specs" or "stevespages 8d". Hope this helps.

Jim
Zeke
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Posted: March 6, 2013 4:04 PM
SAAMI will not lost Wildcats..they only deal with aproved cartridges that THEY standardize dimensions and operating pressures on   If someone blew out a .220 Swift to an ACKLEY iMPROVED OR SOME SUCH DESIGN...YOU WON'T FIND IT AT saami
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