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*help* 22-250 load

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Unread 04-09-2012, 08:38 AM
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Re: *help* 22-250 load

ok cool..ill prolly go with varget..thanks man
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Unread 04-09-2012, 08:49 AM
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Re: *help* 22-250 load

No problem buddy. Try 36.5grns under a 55grn varmaggedon in Lapua brass with an oal at 2.410".
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Unread 04-13-2012, 05:10 AM
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Re: *help* 22-250 load

I have exactly the same gun and am also interested in reloading for it/new to reloading. It would be fun to exchange experiments. I do know thus far that a very accurate factory round for this gun is the 50 grain Hornady Superformance (think it only comes in 50 grain). Best group with this was 3/4" at 125 yards shooting prone. With 55 grain sierra matchking bullets, I couldn't keep inside 2" at 100 yards. It's possible that this grain won't stabilize. I think it is more accurate to reload 50 grain and under bullets with this rifle. Gonna experiment with Hogdon CFE 223, and IMR 4007 SSC. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Unread 04-13-2012, 08:32 AM
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Re: *help* 22-250 load

I have a 14 twist Rem 700 heavy barrel rifle that simply refuses to shoot boat tail style bullets accurately.

It will thread needle with Berger 52gr flat based and 36 gr Varget.
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Unread 04-13-2012, 08:58 AM
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Re: *help* 22-250 load

I've had 3 different 22-250's a Rem 700, Ruger #1 (still have) and a WW model 70 and the load that shot very well in all of them was 55 Bal-Tip, WW Lrg Rfl primers, 36.5 of IMR-4064. This load worked in any brass, Rem, WW, Fed. it ran right at 3600fps.

Varget is in this burn rate area and I would think you could work a load with it very close to this spec.

IMR-4895 worked very well too just one grain less.

The other bullet that worked very well is the Nolser 52gr Match. I forget the powder I used from memory though.
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Unread 04-13-2012, 10:43 AM
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Re: *help* 22-250 load

I just got in 8# of CFE223.As soon as I get to test some loads in my 22-250.I.ll post results.No or little copper fouling in a hot .22 load should help in a dog town!
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Unread 04-13-2012, 04:04 PM
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Re: *help* 22-250 load

I have used 4895' 3031,Varget and the best of the bunch seems to be the Varget. However, I tried 8208 XBR, and have not looked back. I still use Varget, but the 8208 really sends them. I use Berger 55 FB match, or varmint match. Any of the above will get you going but you do need to pick a bullet, and get as many loading manuals as you can. They are priceless.
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