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Re: Best powder for 22-250 and 53 Vmax?

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Used to shoot the 55g V-Maxs in a 1-14 twist without problem.
Yeah, but the 53's are a boat and a little longer I think...
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Re: Best powder for 22-250 and 53 Vmax?

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Thanks guys.... much appreciated!

Joe, I thought I read in another thread you were shooting the 53 VMax's in a 14 twist barrel. If true, are they stabilizing OK?
yea I'm getting 1inch groups at 300yrds. I'm still surprised they stabilize but I'm not about to argue with it either.
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Re: Best powder for 22-250 and 53 Vmax?

Well since I've got a 14 twist, I wont argue with it either
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Re: Best powder for 22-250 and 53 Vmax?

I should mention though that I firmly believe it is due to my GS's skill
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Re: Best powder for 22-250 and 53 Vmax?

As far as powder selection, I went XMR8208. it is also a great powder for the 308, or anything with a medium size case that burns relatively fast burning powder. It burns clean, and I've gotten the best SD, ES so far with it. Try it , you'll like it!
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Re: Best powder for 22-250 and 53 Vmax?

I have a nice load using cfe223. 38.5grs, f210m, rem brass, will produce .115-.250 groups at 100 yards off of a Caldwell front rest and that rear bag.
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Re: Best powder for 22-250 and 53 Vmax?

Thanks again for the help guys. Just ordered some Varget. Might try some of the other powders if they get them in locally.

Any starting weights for Varget and the 53's?
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