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22-250 powder choice

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Unread 08-24-2006, 07:43 PM
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Re: 22-250 powder choice

My 700VLS shoots the 50 gr BT with 36.0 grs Varget and a Federal GM210M primer at .5 MOA.

I think I am going to try H380 judt for grins. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Unread 03-10-2009, 12:18 AM
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Re: 22-250 powder choice

I've tried everything out there, and honestly I think they are all probably a good choice. There is however a new powder out there called Reloader 10X. I staretd using that in my 22-250 and it's AMAZING. I had a CZ I was going to get rebarreled because I couldn't get it to shoot as tight as I wanted. Myself and a friend started using 10x and WOW. What a powder
I'm not talking about a 22-250 but I too am a fan of 10X. Awesome shooting powder in my .204 Rem VLS. I tried several powders in this gun but 10X won me over quick.
Nobody has mentioned this but not only is accuracy good in a powder but if a powder burns clean in your gun and shoots great, what more could you want.
Thats what you get with 10X....Unbeatable accuracy and a cleaner bore than some other powders offer.

On another note, check this out...

Example: My 22-257 had great performance with IMR 7828 but was always very dirty after a few rounds. Accurate but dirty. I switched to H4831SC and had the same accuracy but much, much cleaner. I can maybe shoot 3 times as many rounds with the Hodgen powder between cleanings.
The 22-257 has alot of powder coming out of a small hole so powder choice is a big issue. Thats 47 grains of powder out of a .224 caliber.
I didn't mean to add so much about other stuff in your thread, just wanted to give you something to think about that no one else mentioned when selecting a powder and wanted to give you a good example.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 02:09 AM
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Re: 22-250 powder choice

Have try everything and best results in my 22-250 varmint is :
34Gr Benchmark (Hogdon) or ADI BM2
50gr Nosler silvertip
CCI Br2 primer
Lapua Brass
OAL 63.50 mm
.3 all time.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 03:59 AM
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Re: 22-250 powder choice

H4895 for me. 36gr and a 52 or 53gr HP has accounted for 99% of my whistlepigs the last 10 or 12 years. I have had good luck with the H380 as well in years past,but prefer the H4895 for the bullet weights mentioned here.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 04:34 AM
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Re: 22-250 powder choice

I've been using varget and 4064 for years both are very accurate can't go wrong with either one.
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