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Old 04-01-2011, 12:51 PM
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22-250 Shooting at 500 yards?

I was wondering how well a 22-250 can shoot at this distance. I currently shoot a 50 grain nosler that is very accurate at 100 yards, but am concerned it is not the best bullet for longer ranges.

If I was starting over reloading, what bullet would be the best for punching paper at 500 yards?

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Old 04-01-2011, 01:59 PM
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Re: 22-250 Shooting at 500 yards?

They "can" shoot pretty decent. Wind is your problem with what you're going to be running. I'm running moly'd 50 Vmax's in the lands in my Kimber 22-250 at 3850 and run it out to 700yds when its calm.



The rifle shoots well at 100yds.



Here's a few pics of one day I was running it out to 5,6,700yds.







You can see that the vertical is good, it's all wind with that little bullet.
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Re: 22-250 Shooting at 500 yards?

You don't say what twist your rifle is so its hard to say what bullets you can run.

I had an 1-8"tw 22-250 put together to run the 75Ama'xs and it was great. The rifle wore a 22" Rock 1-8"tw barrel and would run moly'd 75Amax's at 3300. It was a wind cheating SOB for sure.

If you're running a 1-14"tw then you're pretty much done right where you are. If you are running a 1-8" or 1-9" you're well set up to run high BC bullets.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:18 PM
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Re: 22-250 Shooting at 500 yards?

I run a Savage VLP 1 in 9 with 70 grain bergers. It's surprising how well it reaches out there.
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Re: 22-250 Shooting at 500 yards?

rem 700 1-14 its the vs sf model
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Re: 22-250 Shooting at 500 yards?

you are gonna be stuck with 55 grainers with that slow twist. It will not stabilize the heavies...

get it re-barreled to a 1 in 8, it will love the 75's to 80's for sure.

My 22-243 shoots the 80 grain SMK's at 3495 in my 8 twist. lazer of a rig !

only drops 26 inches at 500 and 13 inch drift in full value 10mph wind
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:24 AM
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Re: 22-250 Shooting at 500 yards?

How well will the 50 grainers be at 500?
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