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Lost in the woods 22-250 loads?

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Unread 12-12-2009, 05:34 PM
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Lost in the woods 22-250 loads?

Hey everyone I am lost in the woods on this one.
Remington 700 Sendero 22-250 1-14 twist 26" barrel.
I am wanting to see if I can work up a load for 500 yards.
Any and all info would help out I am starting at zero.
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    Unread 12-13-2009, 12:58 PM
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    Re: Lost in the woods 22-250 loads?

    Get a box of 52gr hornady amax bullets and a pound of hodgdon varget powder and start working up to max book load.
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    Unread 12-13-2009, 01:07 PM
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    Re: Lost in the woods 22-250 loads?

    Ive been shooting and reloading a 22-250 for about ten years now. I have some accurate loads I'll share but I have a couple questions first.

    What grain bullet are you wanting to shoot?
    Are you hunting with this rifle or just shooting paper?

    I shoot a couple different bullets for different applications.
    One is the Barnes TSX 53 gr. I load for deer at moderate ranges. I know some think this is too light but tell all the deer that have died from this and they'll disagree. You have to know your rifle and keep the range modest and bullet placement is imperative but I've yet to lose a deer or have to track one over 50 yds.

    Another is the Sierra 52 gr Sierra HPBT match I punch paper and shoot varmits with. It is really accurate and does a good job on coyotes and other varmint size critters.

    If you're interested, drop me a line and let me know.
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    Unread 12-13-2009, 01:55 PM
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    Re: Lost in the woods 22-250 loads?

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    Get a box of 52gr hornady amax bullets and a pound of hodgdon varget powder and start working up to max book load.
    +1 on the 52 A-Max or 52 SMK. Lots of powders work great in the 22-250 just take a look at any reloading manual.

    Your rifle's twist will limit you to 52-53gr bullets. It "may" shoot the 55gr bullets but that's always at question with the 14 twist. I've killed many, many fat PA groundhogs with a 22-250 and the 52 SMK at distances of about 450 yds. You could probably stretch that a bit if the conditions are suitable.
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    Re: Lost in the woods 22-250 loads?

    The Load I've used for years in a number of 22-250's is 37gr. H380 and Sierra 55gr.bt. 3700fps usually shoots in the .4's. I like 380 mostly because I can charge the case right out of the powder measure and not have to weigh each load. For deer loads I change to the Hornady 55gr. bullet. Cliff
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    Unread 12-13-2009, 05:55 PM
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    Re: Lost in the woods 22-250 loads?

    Hey thanks to everyone for the much needed info!
    I am really just putting holes in paper with this one.
    .413 @ 100 yards today with 55 BlitzKing, 33.3 Varget five shot group.
    1.462 @ 200 yards today with 55 BlitzKing, 33.3 Varget five shot group.
    Todays temp right around 48 with no wind.

    Thanks again and please keep the info coming
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    Re: Lost in the woods 22-250 loads?

    Can't give you a specific load for the 22-250 but I have had great success with 222, 223, and Weatherby 224 with VVN 133. You may also look up loads with VVN140 I really like the VV powders in these calibers. I have a good load for 22-250 with 32.0 grains of RL 10x and 50 grain Hornady Vmax. You might want a heavier bullet for the range you are looking to shoot. I am going to try VVN133 in my 22-250 as soon as I get a little "shooting" time. Hear it's real good and burns very clean.
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