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Unread 10-04-2013, 04:43 PM
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22-250

Good load I know there's many just kicking an idea
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    Unread 10-04-2013, 04:48 PM
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    Re: 22-250

    I like a near-max load of Varget behind a 50 gr Sierra blitzking. I seat 10 thou off the lands, Cooper M54 Varminter with 1:14 twist. It's been a good load for me, YMMV
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    Re: 22-250

    36gr. of IMR4064 and a 55gr bullet is a great load. I use both Speer SPs and Hornady V-Max w/ equal accuracy, .5MOA.
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    Unread 10-05-2013, 10:51 AM
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    Re: 22-250

    Sierra #1365 bullet (55 grains) seated about .004" off the lands. 35.5 grains of IMR 3031 powder ( near max) with a Federal primer. I got quarter inch and less five shot groups out of three Savages.

    H414 is great, but wouldn't group well in my three 22-250's. Others probably had better luck that I did. AA2460 (forget the Hornaday manual exists) is another great powder to try. Speer says 36.0 grains is max, and AA says 35.0 grains with a 55 grain bullet.

    A lot of your bullet selection will depend on the barrel twist. Remingtons usually have a 1:14, and have trouble with B/C's above .25 (although I've shot many .25 B/C bullets with good results out of them). Savage does the 1:12 twist, and will take a B/C out to about .28 or .29. They also offer a 1:9 twist, but have never messed around with a fast twist 22-250.
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    Unread 10-13-2013, 02:59 PM
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    Re: 22-250

    The load I am currently using in my 36gr of big game and 60gr vmax this load shoots .5moa or better. trying to get my hands on some 70gr bergers because I have a cbi 1-9 twist barrel on my savage.
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    Unread 10-14-2013, 09:54 AM
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    Re: 22-250

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    36gr. of IMR4064 and a 55gr bullet is a great load. I use both Speer SPs and Hornady V-Max w/ equal accuracy, .5MOA.
    I agree. I use 55 grain Sierra 1365s and it is the most accurate load that I have ever shot. I shot a 7/16-inch three-shot group at 200 yards with it out of a heavy Model 700.
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    Unread 10-14-2013, 11:05 AM
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    I agree. I use 55 grain Sierra 1365s and it is the most accurate load that I have ever shot. I shot a 7/16-inch three-shot group at 200 yards with it out of a heavy Model 700.
    I've shot that load thru three Savages, and the worst one shot .31" five shot groups at 100 yards rather consistently. The two single shot guns shot (or shoot) mid twos, and one would dip into the high ones every now and then. That rifle was stolen from me many years ago, and was one of the original 112BVS-S that had the blued receiver and the stainless steel barrel. I kind of think that a factory barrel shooting low three's at 100 yards is top of the line, and when you see three of them (only three Savage bolt guns I've owned) plus some other brand names shooting similar groups. This is the 1:12 twist load for the 22-250!
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