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what's the best powder for 22-250

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Unread 03-13-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

Running the tried and true H380 in my 1-14 twist with the Berger 52 Grain with excellent results. P-dogs beware this summer.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:03 AM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

I shoot 55grainers in mine as it is my "long" range groundhog gun (until I get something bigger). I looked at Varget and 8208, but keep coming back to IMR 4064.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 08:35 AM
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why I am still waiting on dies,hornady's coal shell and brass. I was wondering why there has been no love for benchmark?
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Unread 03-15-2012, 01:44 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

For me reloader 15 or Imr 4064 Have given excellent results with 50-55 gr bullets.
I have shot 3031 with good results just not as good as the others.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 07:43 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

Originally Posted by Trickymissfit View Post
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
Try some 2015 or 2520 it works for me in 22-250 & my 220 swift
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Unread 03-21-2012, 02:20 PM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

Originally Posted by OKIE2 View Post
Try some 2015 or 2520 it works for me in 22-250 & my 220 swift
I did try 2015 and just couldn't make it work. I kinda want to go back and look at the bullets I tried and see if there's a clue as to why. 2015 abd 3031 are very lose to each other in burn rate and granular size, so I'd think they'd be almost identical. One thing about 2015 I've learned over the years is that it varies a little bit from lot to lot. I've got some old stuff that makes the newer lots look bad.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 05:27 AM
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Re: what's the best powder for 22-250

Forgot I saved this in MS Word long time ago. Don't know author. For what its worth.

22-250 Loads

H322 36.0 Fed 210M 35 Horn V-Max 4350 fps Very Accurate Load, meters well. Near Max.
Benchmark 37.3 Fed 210M 36 Barnes 4300 fps Max Hunting Load.
IMR-3031 36.5 Fed 210M 40 Sierra BlitzK 4200 fps Max Hunting Load.
IMR-3031 34.8 Fed 210M 45 Barnes X 3900 fps Max Hunting Load.
VV N135 35.4 CCI 200 45 Sierra SP 3900 fps Sierra Hunting Load.
H4895 36.1 CCI 200 50 Sierra BlitzK 3820 fps Accurate Load. Non temp-sensitive powder.
IMR 8208 XBR 35.2 CCI 200 55 Speer SP 3730 fps Wide Loading Window with this powder.
H414 40.6 Rem 9.5 55 Sierra BlitzK 3725 fps Rem Brass. Very Accurate. Good on p-dogs to 500
H4895 34.8 CCI 200 60 Horn V-Max 3550 fps Very Accurate if bullets sorted.
Win 748 35.8 Fed 210M 60 Sierra HP 3550 fps Powder Meters Like Sand, but Temp Sensitive.
Reloder 15 35.0 CCI 200 64 Berger Varm HP 3450 fps Try Bergers in Lands, but back off 0.3 grains.
H4350 36.2 Fed 210M 69 Sierra MK 3100 fps Very Accurate, Low ES. Also Try Wolf Primers.
Big Game 35.0 Fed 210M Horn 75 BTHP 3230 fps Good, Inexpensive Predator Bullet.
IMR-4831 36.6 Fed 210M Sierra 80 MK 3050 fps Sierra Manual Accuracy Load.
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