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Unread 03-04-2004, 08:26 PM
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Re: need help with 22-250 load

Most factory 22-250 barrels have a 14" twist which makes them shoot best with bullets between 50gr-55gr. A 60gr V-Max or similar style bullet normally requires a 12" twist for stability. If your rifle has a 12" twist (or faster) then I'd give the 60gr bullet a try.
For many years I shot 52gr match bullets exclusively. They kill varmints decisively but not dramatically, if you know what I mean. IMR 4064 and H380 shot best in my 40x. Eventually the throat receeded and I switched to 55gr B-Tip bullets. These bullets shot tight groups with Varget and were quite reliable out to 400yds or so.
Farther than that, I prefer to shoot a 6mmAI and 70gr or 80gr B-Tip bullets.

Personally, I have seen slightly smaller groups with Nosler B-Tips rather than Hornady V-Max bullets but the V-Max may be a bit more explosive. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] The Hornady is an excellent bullet that is preferred by many other shooters.

Choices - choices - choices

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    Unread 03-04-2004, 08:47 PM
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    Re: need help with 22-250 load

    What kinda scope on that savage???

    I use 38to39gr Re 15 doesn't matter as for groups and 50gr bt's or v-max both shoot the same less than .5 size groups (at 100yds)fed match primmers at 3800-3950fps,It groups between 2-2.5 inch groups at 600 yards.
    I have shoot a few 2.5 inch group at 600yds in 6-8 mph wind.

    The best 100yd group is .25inch.
    The best 600yd group is 2.00inch.
    The gun is a factory heavy 26"barrle Rem 700vs 22-250

    [ 03-04-2004: Message edited by: Crazycooydog ]
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    Unread 03-04-2004, 08:52 PM
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    Re: need help with 22-250 load

    scope is a simmons 6x24.... i already know.. you dont have to tell me how important optics are. espically the scope.. but i am in college right now and i dont ahve a 4 or 5 hundred for a descent scope...
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    Unread 03-06-2004, 05:38 AM
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    Re: need help with 22-250 load

    bigsal, Looks like you got a lot of good info to use. Every barrel is different, what shoots out of mine, may not work in yours, so start loading and good luck!
    Bill
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    Unread 03-06-2004, 09:14 AM
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    Re: need help with 22-250 load

    bigsal5353

    Sorry if it sounded like I thought you had a poor qality scope,that was NOT what I was getting at.It was more so the power of the scope,which 24x should be lots.

    I have only a bushnell 4x16x50 on my 22-250 Rem,but for my 17 was thinking of one trying the new tasco's.
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    Unread 03-06-2004, 10:39 AM
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    crazycooydog


    i didnt think that u implied that i ahve a cheap scope.. I am sayin that i have a cheap scope... it gets the job done but im sure it would make a big difference if i had a leupold or burris or bushnell.. thank you everyone for the responses... i already have 2 different loads made up
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    Unread 03-07-2004, 08:45 AM
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    Re: need help with 22-250 load

    Hey Bigsal-- you might take a look at the LD JLK bullets-- 52 gr. (BC=.309)-14 twist, 60 gr. (BC=.339)-12 twist. May not work for terminal ballistics, but worth a try with those BC figures.

    JLK= 479-331-4194
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