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Old 03-11-2012, 04:58 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:50 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

I load for two 22-250's. One a Remington, the other a Savage. I have tried H380, RL 15, IMR 4064, and Varget. They all worked really well. My best load in the Remington was with 4064 and a 52 gr. Amax and the Savage shoots best with RL 15 and 50 grain Nosler's. Sorry, but no pics!
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:09 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

ig25,

Have to agree with Green 788. IMR -4064 with Nosler 55 gr Bal-tips Win LR primers. In my Ruger #1 they run 3600 and shoot well under inch at 200. Neat thing is I ran out 4064 once and tried IMR-4895 had to drop it a grain lower and it shot the same. I've shot PD's out to 500 with this load. Have shot the 52 match but I don't have powder info in front of me, fishing in Fla.

I haven't tried Varget but it may shoot just as well. Why fix it if it ain't broke.!

my fav .22 cal is 220 swift same bullet just alot faster w/N-160

I shoot the 40 Bal-tips in 22 Hornet w/Lil-Gun
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:06 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

For the longest time, I used good old 4895 and Sierra 52smk. Then I switched to target, and was getting fantastic accuracy. Then 8208 came out, and I tried it when I was making some loads for my .308. That one loves it too. Since then, I have used 35.2- 8208-55 Berger varmint match. Most of the time, it is one hole groups at 100, and in the 2's at 200. So for now, it is 8208 xbr.

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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

34.0 g Varget and Nosler or Hrdy SST bullet @ 55 gr..........shooting a 788 Remington had several groups on different days where 3 shot group touching each other @ 300 yrds

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Old 03-12-2012, 04:50 AM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

I have owned many .22-250's. Right now, I have a 700 Varmnit that is real contrary. I have tried all those powders mentiond above, nothing shot well. I have pretty much settled on AA2700, a medium burn single base powder, under a 53 gr. Sierra BT match bullet with CCI 200 primer. Groups hover right around .5" at 100 yds.

I just started using AA2700 in my .25-06 and 75 and 85 gr. bullets. Jury is still out on that one.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

never owned a 1:14 twist 22-250, so I can only speculate on powders and bullet weights. Your gonna want a bullet that has a B/C under .25, and better off under .24. In the 50 grain to 55 grain bullet range, I like IMR 3031. H335 and even H380 works well in that case. Interestingly, I never could get any of my 22-250s to shoot 748 or 760 very well, and day in and day out I always seem to come back to 3031
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