.22-250 and 53gr. VMAX

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Parkerb14, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Parkerb14

    Parkerb14 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has shot these out of a 14tw bbl (Remington) with any success. I had a guy send me 12 of them and I did not have one keyhole, but am a little skeptical of buying a box after reading results on the net. Any load data and results would be appreciated.

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    Parker
     
  2. Parkerb14

    Parkerb14 Well-Known Member

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    Also want to add it will be for long range coyotes 700yds or less. I am currently shooting 52 Amax, but want the better BC of the 53 Vmax. Should I stick with what I got or what?
     

  3. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    My 22-250 AI with a 12 twist shoots the 53's great. I use 41 gr. of Ramshot Big Game for a velocity a titch above 3800 fps. They make prairie dogs VERY acrobatic!!!
     
  4. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    I have to push them pretty hard in a 12 twist to get the reuslts I like, ended up getting a .248" 5 shot group. My load is win brass, Fed210m, 36.5grns H4895, 2.4" OAL that got me 3886fps but its hard on primer pockets.
     
  5. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    Check out the 52 gr LD bullets from JLK. Their published BC (G1) is .309. From my experience I think that is a little optimistic, but I've shot almost 1K of them through my 14 twist Cooper. They have worked very well for me with numerous coyotes over 400 yards. I shot a PD with them a couple weeks ago at 683 yards. I did a lot of testing with them out to 650 yards a few years ago and found they grouped very well out at those ranges. Best 5 shot group was 2.35". Like any of these little .22 cal bullets, it doesn't take much of a breeze at that range to move them around.
     
  6. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to get the 53gr's to shoot in anything with a 1:14 and a few of the 1:12's are questionable. My goto PD bullet is the 50gr SBK with a BC of .248


    Jon
     
  7. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    I've shot many boxes of 52 gr Amax's out to nearly 500 yds. It has been a very effective bullet in my 14 twist.
     
  8. goosepit

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    I shoot the 53 grain v-max and 53 grain match hp hornady both loads are same with each bullet imr 4895 34 grains and cci primer. shoot hole for hole at 100 yards not a screamer but is very accurate load. have shot deer with these loads with no problem out to 350 yards. dogs don't even now what hits them. hope this helps. i believe if remember right it is around 3650 fps
     
  9. snpr

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    if you like clean kills drop in there tracks.. use 55gr ballistic tip 30gr reloder 7. ive used v max and sst they dont compair to what i get from ballistic tips.
     
  10. YOTE

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    I have a Rem 700 VSSF II in a .220 swift, 14" twist and i shoot the 53gr. vmax right at 4000 fps. If you push them fast enough they are sweet, dont plan on skinnin those dogs though....big gory holes haha:D