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Old 06-02-2012, 07:42 AM
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Re: Optimal 22-250 setup

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My set up is a Sako 85 Laminated SS Varmint with a Swarovski 6X18X50 shooting Hornaday V-max 55gr, exteremly accurate.
That is a VERY fun bullet too, you can hear em POP
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:19 PM
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That is a VERY fun bullet too, you can hear em POP
Got back today and the 53 gn vmax shot excellent..will be one of my "go to" bullets of choice using varget.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:49 AM
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Got back today and the 53 gn vmax shot excellent..will be one of my "go to" bullets of choice using varget.
Good deal, varget was showing some real promise for me, still kinda curios but as well as Biggame is shooting, not sure I'll ever put varget through it's paces
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:22 AM
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Good deal, varget was showing some real promise for me, still kinda curios but as well as Biggame is shooting, not sure I'll ever put varget through it's paces
I ran 2- 5 shot strings through a chrono yesterday using the 53 vamx/36 gn varget 12 twist 26 savage barrel, w/a Vais MB..

Group 1 shot an avg of 3775 fps with a MAD of 9.9

Group 2 shot and avg of 3774 fps with a MAD of 9.7
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:28 PM
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Re: Optimal 22-250 setup

great numbers
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:57 PM
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Re: Optimal 22-250 setup

Yep..that varget powder is as good as advertised for keeping a consistantly small velocity range regardless of outside temps.
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Re: Optimal 22-250 setup

Gotta love Varget . I shoot Varget in my .308 Wins. (2), .220 Swift, .22-250 Rem, and 6mm Int.

But pertaining to the subject... I shoot the Savage 12 LRPV in 22-250 1:12" (probably my favorite all-around gun, but heavy), and I haven't tried the 53 gr. V-Maxes out of it yet, but I shoot them out of my .222 Rem (1:14", and ~2850 FPS) and they're fine. I'm still shootin' (out of the 250) 52 gr. Berger HPFBs out to 750 yds. with no problem (other than wind lol). Vertical dispersion is usually about 4" and once in a while I'll get 5 - 6". Unfortunately I live in NJ, and haven't found a place to push past that...
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