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Old 11-20-2006, 12:05 AM
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Re: 22-250 speed

depends on the weight of the bullet, but don't go much higher than 3800fps.
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Old 11-20-2006, 12:48 AM
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Re: 22-250 speed

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depends on the weight of the bullet, but don't go much higher than 3800fps.
good luck

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+1 I also had excellent accuracy around 3680 fps with the AMAX. I could get groups in the half inch range at 200m with them. Best of luck!
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:34 AM
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Re: 22-250 speed

3800 would be excellent if you can get there . 3700 was about max with 52gn Sierras in mine . Run the .22/250 hot and you'll spend half your life trimming cases .
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:29 AM
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Re: 22-250 speed

to stay below 3800 means the lighter 40 gr bullets are out, have to stay with the 50-55 gr ones,probably the best wts anyway
It sounds like the problem is not on down the barrel but right at the start, which sounds more like powder burn out rather then damage caused by speed of the bullet
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:53 AM
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Re: 22-250 speed

I was assuming you were talking about 50 - 52gn projectiles when I said 3800 FPS . You can drive 40 grainers over 4000 easily . Hot gases are what erode the barrel , not bullet speed or friction .
Think there is some evidence that fast , light bullet loads do erode the barrel more quickly but this is probably due to the use of faster burning powder with light projectiles . The difference in barrel life between 40 and 50 grainers in a .22/250 wouldn't be huge .
My manual shows a maximum charge of 38.5 gns Varget driving a 40 grainer at 4120 FPS so 4000 should be relatively mild thus extending barrel life .
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:31 PM
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Re: 22-250 speed

Ok Thanks
I been trying 40 grers just to see how they worked, but was expecting the good load to be with a 50-55 gr bullet,I should of figured that larger load of powder would burn farther down the barrel and probably hotter causing more barel damage , I thought it had something to do with the speed of the bullet, so lets say I was shooting 52 gr bullet with 32 gr of H335 what would you guess barrel life to be,
I think everybody is tring of this subject and me so I prommise this to be my last question on speed
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:26 PM
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Re: 22-250 speed

I don't have my book but how fast in the sierra book is 35.5 grains with a 52 grain BTHP shooting?

I only get about two three sometimes on two shots with this load. I am getting split necks regularly.
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