22-250 load ????

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by elkstalker300, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    Just got a 22-250 to try to satisfy my shooting habit without shooting the barrel out of my 300 RUM. Anyway I have a couple of questions, I have a bx of 50 grn Hornady Vmax bullets and just loaded 35 grns of Varget powder behing them. Chrono says 3593 fps. Does any one have a pet load using this combo? Also when I got the rifle I bought 2 boxes of winchester 45 grn hollow points. Just to get to shoot and then start with that brass for reloading. When I started reloading them out of 40 cases I had to throw 4 of them away because the neck was split dwn to the shoulder. Is this common with winchester brass? these were stock factory loads. I have never had that happen with remington brass with my 300 and actually have never seen brass split like that
     
  2. shiredude

    shiredude Writers Guild

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    you'll have a blast with a good ole '250'. Have taken many yotes, pd's, and even let my wife shoot deer w/ it. Some good loads that i have worked up over the years are Sierra 55 gr BTHP w/ 38 gr WIN 760 going about 3520, could go faster but these shoot extremely well. I also like the 55 grain Nosler ballistic tip with 38.5 gr H414 going about 3500 as well. And one more is the 40 gr VMax, I got em going about 4050 fps, but accuracy is about .75 - 1 " as opposed to the low .3 and .4's with the other loads. The vmax's are in front of 39 gr Varget.

    It is a remmy VS w/ 26" tube, trigger job, and a 6.5 X 20

    hope this helps.
     

  3. shiredude

    shiredude Writers Guild

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    oh yeah, about the brass, I havent had much problem with winchester brass, except in this caliber. I experience some of your problem with the neck splitting, but is usually after at least 2 firings with some pretty snappy loads. Your problem seems extreme with my experiences.
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  4. 1kstr

    1kstr Well-Known Member

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    Pet load with my 22-250. 35 gr. Benchmark 50 grain sierra blitzking, this load being pretty stout in my gun. A friends load using the vmax and 34.5 gr. Varget in his Savage. Remember to please work your way up in these loads. My little disclaimer....:) Sounds like your velocity is pretty good however we don't know what length barrel you have. We have not run his over a chrono yet in his 26" barrel Savage.

    The brass I have been using is Win. and have not experienced what you have until 3-4 loadings, then run into the occasional split neck.

    You will like the 250!

    1kstr

    ps. I also have a 300RUM, like that too!
     
  5. texasred

    texasred Member

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    22-250

    My Savage shoots the 50 gr. v max the best with 36.5 grains of imr 4350. I know it's not long range, but at 100 meters had 8 out of 9 covered by a quarter.
     
  6. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    22-250 load

    35.5 of benchmark; win brass; win primer ; 50 grain baltip. next best load was both 50 and 55 with h-380. mine is rem vssf with a 14 twist if you have a faster twist or want to try a heavier bullet like a 60 grain v-max i would start with h-380 it is slower burning. the brass i have came out of a bag and i have had no problems. lapua doesn't make 22-250 brass ( dern) ; and nosler did not make it when i bought the brass.
     
  7. Chuckster

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    22-250 load

    I shoot a Winchester m70 HV with a 8.5-25 x 50 Leupold. This is the 3rd 22-250 I have owned and the most accurate. I shoot a 50 gr VMAX over 36.0 gr of IMR 4895 for 3800 fps.

    My friend says it's haunted cause everything I point it at dies!!!!


    Stosh
     
  8. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I shoot a 22-250 Tikka T-3 Varmint.

    My favorite hunting load is a 50 grain V-max , H-380, Norma brass and CCI primer. I like H-380 its a ball powder and it flows through your powder dispenser like water.

    I have had this gun a couple of years and have a Leupold VX-II 6-18 target knob scope. Have shot coyotes, 1 badger, 1 deer and a few digger squirrels. The furthest kill I have made so far with it is 635 yards on a rockchuck in 12 mile an hour winds.

    My most accurate load is a 52 gr Sierra Match King, BTHP. Same powder, casing and primer as my hunting load.

    Thinking about getting new dies, I do not like my RCBS dies. Thinking maybe Lee or Foresters.
     
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  9. roly4x4

    roly4x4 New Member

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    check your COAL (CALIBER OVER ALL LEGNTH)

    maybe your bullets are touching the lands of the barrel best to load the 22-250 at a jump of 0.010 of an inch sounds to me that you have a lot of presure building up,.if you dont know how to do this email me back...