22-250 load

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  1. tfosters01

    tfosters01 Active Member

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    I recently won a Sako 22-250 bolt action and I want to load the Barnes "Varmint Grenade bullets in 50gr. What is the general opinion on the most accurate powder for this combination?
     
  2. dud

    dud Well-Known Member

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    4895 is hard to beat
     

  3. tfosters01

    tfosters01 Active Member

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    Thats what I am using in my 308. Has anyone heard about the Barnes Varmint Grenade 50gr bullets working better with a paricular twist rate? 1:10 compaered to 1:14?
     
  4. dud

    dud Well-Known Member

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    im running 36.4 gr and gettin 3845 with a 26 inch tube thru a 12 twist
     
  5. yote doctor

    yote doctor Well-Known Member

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    Varget! I shoot mostly nosler ballistic tips but this powder works well. Ive had the same load for 3 years now and it doesnt matter if im shooting coyotes in neg 20 or popn prarie dogs in mid summer. Check it out.
     
  6. WTFC

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    Here's my .22-250 load for P-dogs. 5 shots at 100 yards and 5 at 300 yards.

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  7. tfosters01

    tfosters01 Active Member

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    What type action and barrel lenght is your gun?
     
  8. WTFC

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    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. gun) :D
     
  9. tfosters01

    tfosters01 Active Member

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    Sounds like an excellent rig. It gives me some ideas for my build. Thanks and straight shootin!
     
  10. JamieD

    JamieD New Member

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    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.

    JamieD
    Wolf Precision
    All Hogs Go to Heaven
     
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  11. xdeano

    xdeano Well-Known Member

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    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.

    xdeano
     
  12. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    H380

    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.
     
  13. tfosters01

    tfosters01 Active Member

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    Do the spherical powders burn dirtier than extruded powders?
     
  14. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    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