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Old 03-18-2010, 06:49 AM
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Re: 22-250 load

Remington 700, short action and I believe the barrel length is 26". The stock is factory original and appears to be an H.S. Precision stock with an integral aluminum bedding block. I glass bedded the action, rear tang, recoil lug and about an inch of the barrel ahead of the recoil lug. I also adjusted the trigger down to about 2 1/4 pounds. The scope is a Burris Black Diamond (30 mm tube) 8x-32x with 50mm objective lens. Leupold one-piece base and Leupold rings.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:42 PM
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Re: 22-250 load

Sounds like an excellent rig. It gives me some ideas for my build. Thanks and straight shootin!
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:32 AM
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Re: 22-250 load

I've had allot of luck with Varget and the 52 Hornady A-max. Very explosive and works well for local groundhog matches as well.

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Old 03-27-2010, 03:25 PM
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Re: 22-250 load

I typically use a 50g Nosler Ballistic Tips for everything from prairie dogs to coyotes. I'm using 34.0g Varget, not the hottest load, but it's accurate.
Remington 700 VS 26" barrel w/ 1:12" twist.

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Old 03-27-2010, 08:16 PM
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Re: 22-250 load


This was an unnamed spherical rifle propellant when the late Bruce Hodgdon first used it. When a 38.0 grain charge behind a 52 grain bullet gave one hole groups from his 22 caliber wildcat (now called the 22-250), he appropriately named the powder H380. H380 is also a superb performer in the 220 Swift, 243, 257 Roberts and other fine varmint cartridges. Available in 1 lb. & 8 lb. containers.
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:32 PM
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Re: 22-250 load

Do the spherical powders burn dirtier than extruded powders?
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:00 PM
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Re: 22-250 load

35.5 of benchmark and 50 grain balistic tip 1/2 in goups 3905 fps. h-380 is good too especially with the heavier 55 and 60 grainers
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