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What 55 grainer for Savage 22-250?

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What 55 grainer for Savage 22-250?

So I'm reloading for a buddy and we've settled on using 55 grain bullets.

I've read in other posts lots of good things about the Sierra Game King (#1365), and as I was looking around on their website I found a Sierra Blitz King (#1455) which has an even higher BC. Anyone have experience with this or other good 55 grain bullets?
He'll be shooting prairie dogs and coyotes.
Any info much appreciated.
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    Re: What 55 grainer for Savage 22-250?

    I use the Nosler 55gr ballistic tips in 2 different 22-250 and very happy with them.
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    Re: What 55 grainer for Savage 22-250?

    Nosler ballistic tip or Hornady Vmax will fill the bill very well. The Sierra Game King is a pretty tough bullet that is made for bigger stuff than a Pdog. The Sierra Blitz King may have trouble staying together on it's way to target if you push it hard. The older Sierra blitz bullets were not even recommended for use in the 22-250. I used to shoot them in a 223 and they would really mess up a groundhog. I have a buddy that shoots the 55 ballistic tip with Varget in his 22-250 and it is really accurate.
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    Re: What 55 grainer for Savage 22-250?

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    Nosler ballistic tip or Hornady Vmax will fill the bill very well. The Sierra Game King is a pretty tough bullet that is made for bigger stuff than a Pdog. The Sierra Blitz King may have trouble staying together on it's way to target if you push it hard. The older Sierra blitz bullets were not even recommended for use in the 22-250. I used to shoot them in a 223 and they would really mess up a groundhog. I have a buddy that shoots the 55 ballistic tip with Varget in his 22-250 and it is really accurate.

    Same thing I shoot in my 22-250 VLS. 55gr Vmax and Varget powder and Im MORE than satisfied with its accuracy
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    Nosler ballistic tip or Hornady Vmax will fill the bill very well. The Sierra Game King is a pretty tough bullet that is made for bigger stuff than a Pdog. The Sierra Blitz King may have trouble staying together on it's way to target if you push it hard...
    Very good to know, thanks RT2506!
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    The Sierra Blitz King may have trouble staying together on it's way to target if you push it hard. The older Sierra blitz bullets were not even recommended for use in the 22-250. ..

    I think there may be a misunderstanding here, the Blitz King & Blitz are different bullet lines. The Blitz is a soft point thin jacketed bullet (I loved them in a 243AI). The Blitz King is a Balllistic Tip just like the Varmageddons or V-Max. I have pushed the .22 cal 40grn Blitz King to over 4600fps in a 22-243. I seriously doubt you see any issues with the 55grain in a 22-250.


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    I use the Nosler 55gr ballistic tips in 2 different 22-250 and very happy with them.
    Nosler hadn't come to mind yet, so I just looked at them online. Thanks!
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