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Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

 
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:10 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

Thanks for the tips, gentlemen. I can't wait to try some of these out.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

I did try a box of these a few years back. I couldn't find my data, but I used Varget powder. I know I got over 4000fps with about 1moa for my best load. This gun shoots most bullets at .5 moa or better so accuracy was only fair. I tried them in case someone ever wanted to use my 22-250 for antelope or deer. I have since scrapped the idea (my 25-06 is a whole lot better option) so I probably tossed my data. Hope this is a little helpful. What is your intended purpose?
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:13 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

Short range white tail hunting for my kids. I loaded a few today with 37.5 grains of Varget coming in at a little over 3900 fps. shot a couple at 50 yds into one hole. Looks promising. I will continue to work on these.
Here is another question: I seated the bullets to where both gaps in the bullet were in the brass. This put the coal at 2.30. The reloading manuals say coal should be 2.35 and I have two different loads with a coal up to 2.39. Does everyone load the Barnes bullets this way?
By the way, I also loaded some 50 gr V Maxes with 36.5 gr of Varget. Shot three into one hole.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:19 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

I am a rookie at reloading. I have learned all I know from my Father-In-Law. Just thought I would say that so it might explain why I say what I am about to. Probably everyone on the site knows more about reloading than I do and probably have been doing this for years.
My Father-In-Law bought me a Lee crimping die for my 250 and .270 Win. I crimped both of these loads that I loaded today. It drastically improved my V Max loads. Just thought I would say that.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

I shoot the TSX from my .300 WSM and .223 as well as the TTSX from my .308. With the 45 grain TSX in the .223, I use a light collet crimp as well and it helps a lot. One thin that may help your accuracy is the TSX family seems to prefer .030 to .070 inch off the lands. Once you get your powder charge worked up while seated .050 off the lands, play with seeting depth in .010 increments to tune it in. My .223 is more service grade than accuracy so I was happy with 1 inch at 100 yards. My .308 and .300 WSM however shoot much tighter. It's fun showing TSX haters a 5 shot group tighter than a three shot group from their "super sweet handloads" lol. As for how to seet them, ignore the driving bands and seat to your rifles preference.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:29 AM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

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I shoot the TSX from my .300 WSM and .223 as well as the TTSX from my .308. With the 45 grain TSX in the .223, I use a light collet crimp as well and it helps a lot. One thin that may help your accuracy is the TSX family seems to prefer .030 to .070 inch off the lands. Once you get your powder charge worked up while seated .050 off the lands, play with seeting depth in .010 increments to tune it in. My .223 is more service grade than accuracy so I was happy with 1 inch at 100 yards. My .308 and .300 WSM however shoot much tighter. It's fun showing TSX haters a 5 shot group tighter than a three shot group from their "super sweet handloads" lol. As for how to seet them, ignore the driving bands and seat to your rifles preference.
Great post. By seating past the last ring, I'm well over .050 off the lands. I still have some work to do with this load. I just quickly loaded a few to get an idea of what to expect. I'll keep you posted with what I finally come up with
I didn't know there were any TSX haters
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