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

 
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:56 PM
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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

I'm thinking of going to the range on Friday to test them out, along with a few other rifles I'm working on. I get from this discussion that in good conditions it is doable but if conditions are less than optimal it would be a case of not being able to ethically make the shot at that distance. So am thinking I will be re-barrelling and/or stepping up to a 6 mm. I like the 6-6.5x47 lapua, wish they just call it the 6x47 lapua
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:33 AM
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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

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While the .290 BC of the 53 gr V-Max is decent, I would still expect it to get blown around at 500 yards and beyond, in a moderate wind. I am looking for BC's in the mid 4's, like the 75 and 80 gr A-Max's... if they start making them again. May end up with Berger or JLK bullets.
The other alternative is go to a 6mm. Easier to get high BC's, and the Berger Hunting VLD's have been killer varmint bullets for me in 7mm and .270. I've been eyeballing the 6XC for a good while.
If you have the twist for it, there is no question that the 75 and 80 AMAX's would be better performers at long range. To beat the 53 grain VMAX, you HAVE to step up to bullets in that class. If I planned to shoot those bullets, though, I would seriously consider stepping up to the 22-250 AI.

I would also agree, though, that once you set up a 22-250 with a fast twist and heavy bullets, you are starting to tread in territory where a fast 6mm might be a better choice. That is what has me sitting the fence when I think about going with a fast twist 22-250.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:01 AM
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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

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...So am thinking I will be re-barrelling and/or stepping up to a 6 mm. I like the 6-6.5x47 lapua...
I can second that thought... I really like mine, 6x47 Lapua that is
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:41 AM
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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

WOOHOO!!!! they work, and work quite well even though conditions were very blustery and targets were moving a bit. The low down is no tumbling at 100 meters(109 yards)Velocities down on what I expected but the top load I had didn't read because the chronograph got blown over towards the end and bent the sky screen crooked which I didn't realize. Best 5 shot group of the day was 0.597 of an inch @3697 fps average velocity that was the second top load. The top load which was 0.5 grain higher was going great till I stuffed up the 4th shot the 5th one went back into the hole, 4 shots measured 0.4 of an inch, just wish I had the velocity for it. All six 5 shot groups went under an inch, which considering the conditions was excellent. The guy next to me his chronograph got blown over an it smashed to pieces poor bugger. So next time out I'll load up some hotter loads and try them out to 300 meters (327 yards) and see if they are still stable and accurate.
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WOOHOO!!!! they work, and work quite well even though conditions were very blustery and targets were moving a bit. The low down is no tumbling at 100 meters(109 yards)Velocities down on what I expected but the top load I had didn't read because the chronograph got blown over towards the end and bent the sky screen crooked which I didn't realize. Best 5 shot group of the day was 0.597 of an inch @3697 fps average velocity that was the second top load. The top load which was 0.5 grain higher was going great till I stuffed up the 4th shot the 5th one went back into the hole, 4 shots measured 0.4 of an inch, just wish I had the velocity for it. All six 5 shot groups went under an inch, which considering the conditions was excellent. The guy next to me his chronograph got blown over an it smashed to pieces poor bugger. So next time out I'll load up some hotter loads and try them out to 300 meters (327 yards) and see if they are still stable and accurate.
Good deal! I look forward to reading about your results!
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:32 PM
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Re: 22-250 to 600 yards max, does anyone do it?

Awesome, glad they are working out for you! Sweet shootin'
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:45 PM
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Good shooting. I like groups like that.
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