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Old 09-26-2011, 06:21 PM
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Re: Varmint Grenade style loads for .22-250?

In my savage 22-250 the most accurate load I have is a 36 grain varmint grenade and 38 grains of varget.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: Varmint Grenade style loads for .22-250?

What is your MV with that load? I have choreographed the .204 at 4100+ or -. my last 3 shot group .232 not bad considering I'm on my 3rd brick of primers..........I think I could have squeaked out another hundredth or so.


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Old 09-26-2011, 11:07 PM
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Re: Varmint Grenade style loads for .22-250?

I have never ran that load through my chronograph. I could go faster but accuracy fell off. I could never get anything to shoot better than 1 minute with that gun. It is a rough bore and fowls badly. Last summer I was going on a prairie dog shoot and picked up both the 50 and 36 grain varmint grenade. The 50s shot terrible but the 36 was far better, groups dropped to around 1/2 minute. I never thought I would see that gun shoot groups like that. I had tried every bullet & powder combination I cared to mess with. I just fell into the load trying to get bulk ammo for shooting prairie dogs.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:03 AM
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Re: Varmint Grenade style loads for .22-250?

I put a muzzle brake on my 22 250 several years ago and I love it. You can take a 300 yard shot on a prarie dog and never lose him in the scope.... see him explode on impact.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:59 AM
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Re: Varmint Grenade style loads for .22-250?

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I have never ran that load through my chronograph. I could go faster but accuracy fell off. I could never get anything to shoot better than 1 minute with that gun. It is a rough bore and fowls badly. Last summer I was going on a prairie dog shoot and picked up both the 50 and 36 grain varmint grenade. The 50s shot terrible but the 36 was far better, groups dropped to around 1/2 minute. I never thought I would see that gun shoot groups like that. I had tried every bullet & powder combination I cared to mess with. I just fell into the load trying to get bulk ammo for shooting prairie dogs.
could be with more rounds down the tube and cleaning with JP cleaner you will be "lapping" and smooth the barrel.....improving accuracy. There are many articles on barrel lapping.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:04 AM
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Re: Varmint Grenade style loads for .22-250?

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I put a muzzle brake on my 22 250 several years ago and I love it. You can take a 300 yard shot on a prarie dog and never lose him in the scope.... see him explode on impact.
I kinda did the same thing only I leaded the Choat stock. This is definitely a bench gun at 20 lbs, but I see every bullet strike. Makes doe decent video too. go to You Tube, STEVEASKE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:24 PM
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Re: Varmint Grenade style loads for .22-250?

I have shot 1000 - 1200 rounds down that barrel and the copper fouling is still much worse than I have ever seen in any of my other barrels. It was my first rifle as a kid (gift from my parents) and never was cleaned for the first 200 rounds. Some day I will screw a new barrel on it just haven't decided what.
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