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22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

 
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:38 AM
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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

To answer your other Q's...

If you get anywhere near your desired velocity you'll be plenty fine (as I mentioned earlier I'm running way slower and still banging away at 600 yds) as long as you can stabilize those 53 grainers.

Off a bipod... no problem... that's how I always shoot

Rangefinders... either of the 2 you mention should do, especially if you only plan to go to 600 yds. I currently use a Nikon Monarch 1200. ($400-$450 new)
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3350? That is really strange. The Superformance .223 load with that bullet bests your velocity by 100fps. Did you load it that light intentionally? Or is that the only way you were able to achieve decent accuracy? I have seen guys that slow their 55's down to 3500 or so for best accuracy, but 3350 is REALLY slow for a 22-250.
I know I've been losing sleep over exactly that. Yes it's accurate but I was hoping for somewhere around 3600 fps honestly. Any ideas? I'm using 35 gr of Benchmark.
Input appreciated...
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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

According to Hodgdon, you are about .4g above max. I have heard of some barrels being 100 or even 150 fps slow, but 400 fps slow? Have you confirmed your velocity readings through another chronograph? Is the trajectory consistent with predicted numbers for your measured MV? What is the round count on your barrel? Are your velocities with another powder type out of whack, too?

If you are able to confirm your velocity numbers, I would say you have dimensional issues with your barrel, calibration issues with your powder scale, or a bad lot of powder.

Those are the only possibilities that make sense to me.
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According to Hodgdon, you are about .4g above max. I have heard of some barrels being 100 or even 150 fps slow, but 400 fps slow? Have you confirmed your velocity readings through another chronograph? Is the trajectory consistent with predicted numbers for your measured MV? What is the round count on your barrel? Are your velocities with another powder type out of whack, too?

If you are able to confirm your velocity numbers, I would say you have dimensional issues with your barrel, calibration issues with your powder scale, or a bad lot of powder.

Those are the only possibilities that make sense to me.
Alright that all makes sense.

Yes the trajectory and velocity of 3350 have been confirmed multiple times by shooting @ 500, 600, and 625 yards. I don't own a chrono.

For what it's worth... the ammo he was using before was 45 gr winchester factory loads, advertised to fly @ 4000 fps. The best we ever saw was 3700 out of his gun. So maybe gun personality/barrel issues??

As for the scale/powder being the problem, I would doubt it but I'd have to run a few tests to be 100% sure.

We've got 200 rounds down the tube since buying new.
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It has shot 55gr factory loads before no problem. I can't remember what brand now. It would not stabilise 50 gr Barnes varmint grenades though, went though the target sideways. Bullet bearing surface was to long or something like that.
What bullets do you use to get out to 660 Browninglover 1
I shoot the 50 grain Vmax. I have shot the 55 grain ballistic tip to 960 and I could hit a 2 MOA target about 50% of the time. It was fun to try and shoot a little bullet that far but a mouse fart would blow your bullet 3 or 4 feet.
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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

I shoot the one on the bottom; 90 gr. Sierra HPBT. Kills yotes a long way off!!


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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

Well those are some really long bullets, what twist rate are you running. Also what scope I'm thinking I " need" a new one with target type turrets.
I still haven't got to the range yet, still recovering from an ACL injury to my knee
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