Re: 69gr. bullet for 22-250???
I have a custom 22-250 built on a rem 788 action and the barrel is just a douglas premium with a 1-9" twist. My guess is the 69 grain bullets won't stabalize correctly in your rifle, but on days I can shoot 1 hole groups with 35.9 grains IMR4350 behind 69 grain sierras. And yes, IMR4350. Both sierra and hornady recommend the IMR4350 for their 69 and 68 grain bullets respectively over ANY other powder in the 22-250. Tell you what, it works. using a bullet comparator, seat the bullet .01" off the lands. For different brass you will nead a slightly different charge, so I would work from 35 grains IMR4350 and go to approx. 36.3 grains. .2 grains will make a big difference. If you are going for tight groups, go with the norma brass. I personally use winchester and sort the brass.
I had to edit this message after reading COBrad's response. DEFINITELY try the 60 grain JLK! I think this could very well be your sweat spot. Try RL15 with this bullet.
[ 04-23-2004: Message edited by: shilen30 ]
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