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Load for 22-250 ?

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:39 AM
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Re: Load for 22-250 ?

I've loaded for many 22/250's over the last 45 years and the vast majority of them shot IMR 4064 the best by far and the load is 43.1 with a Remington 9.5 mag primer... and W/W brass seems to be better than the rest in this cartridge. I also use the V-max but in 50 grain and I only size about half the neck due to how much slop there is in factory chambers.. for whatever reason the above work for all of the rifles I've loaded for.. also get yourself a straight line seater.. good luck and enjoy one the greatest little cartridges of all time..
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:41 AM
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Re: Load for 22-250 ?

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Originally Posted by Frank in the Laurels View Post
I've loaded for many 22/250's over the last 45 years and the vast majority of them shot IMR 4064 the best by far and the load is 43.1 with a Remington 9.5 mag primer... and W/W brass seems to be better than the rest in this cartridge...
I also consider the I-4064 the best powder for the 22-250 but a charge of 43.1 seems to me a very hot load?

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Old 12-30-2012, 12:05 PM
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Re: Load for 22-250 ?

never used 4064 in a 22-250, and looked up the loads in the Hogdon and Hornaday manuals. They list 35 grains as max with a 50 grain bullet. AA4064 listed at 38 grains I might add in here. But AA 4064 has a slightly different burn rate than the IMR 4064. Speer lists 37 grains as max with IMR 4064 and their 50 grain bullet. I think I'd try AA 2460, as it seems to be good for another 150 to 200 fps

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: Load for 22-250 ?

Thanks for the info will get 50 gr v-max and give them a try but do I need to use mag primers I've had very good success with benchmark or exterminator in varmint cal rifles
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:44 PM
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Re: Load for 22-250 ?

H380 was made for the 22-250.You need to work up to the max in your rifle.I get great results with 39.0gr.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:14 PM
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Re: Load for 22-250 ?

one problem I've ran into in the past when using Hogdon's ball powders as well as Winchester's too is that in very cold weather they seem to want a little hotter primer. I use almost nothing but Federals anyway, and have ran into some issues in the past with H414 and H380 wanting a little hotter ignition when it gets down into the single digits outside. That's why I spoke of the Federal mag primer with ball powders in cold weather.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:39 PM
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Re: Load for 22-250 ?

Thanks for info Gary it does get -13 to -31 Fahrenheit up here in Manitoba . I have already primed my brass with normal primers . Think ill get 50 gr v-max and try the benchmark that I have on hand then go from there
Thanx guys for all the info appreciate it
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