Originally Posted by fasthorse
i had a 22-250 in a remington 788 action with a 27 inch walther lother barrel...36 grains of varget w/ 55 grain nosler b-tips wlr primers...3710 fps.... .117 5 shot groups at 100 yrds.. .448 groups at 200 yrds........ i tried h380 and groups were just a tad bit bigger so i stayed with the varget
have had, and still own two Savages in 22-250. Two of them shot into the low twos and every once in awhile with go under the magic .20" number. I used the Sierra #1365 bullet each time I got into the very low twos with 3031 powder at a max load. I don't think the #1365 bullet will work in a 14 twist barrel as it's near perfect for a 12 twist. But something like a 50 grain Vmax would be near perfect. The 40 grain Hornaday is right at a .2 B/C, and should do well (gonna be a lot of bullet jump). With the 40 grain bullet, I think I'd be looking at N135 or N140 and 2495 (slightly faster than 2700). You also might want to try the newer lot of 2230 (there are three basic lots of this one).
Myself, I like 50 and 55 grain bullets in the 22-250, and like to seat them about .002" off the lands. In my .223 Remington with a 14 twist barrel, I can use the Hornaday Vmax and the Nosler BT, but cannot make the 52 and 53 grain bullets from anybody shoot well. (my 22-250's won't shoot them either). Most shooting with the 14 twist barrel has been with 55 grain bullets, but will be dropping down to 50 grain bullets this year thinking the slower twist will work better will the slightly lower B/C of the 50 grain bullet.