22-250 loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by summitsitter, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. summitsitter

    summitsitter Well-Known Member

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    Could somebody please give me some good loads to start out with. I'm shooting in a remington 700. First time at this so really don't know what all information you need.
     
  2. rocky_lange

    rocky_lange Well-Known Member

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    What twist barrel and at what range are you shooting?

    I am currently working up loads in my Rem 700 in 22-250 right now. Everybody at the range who had shot the 22-250 in competition said to start with a 52 gr bullet with 38.0 gr of H380. It shot very well under a Hornady 52gr BTHP, CCI primers. Did not chrono.

    I am also starting to work up some different powders and 52gr AMax and am switching to Fed Match primers.

    1in12" twist 24" heavy barrel. I will post some more results afetr I get to the range.

    Rocky
     

  3. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    summitsitter,

    I shoot a M700 VLS 22-250, 1:14 twist 26" tube.
    My load is as follows-
    50 gr BT
    36.0 grs Varget
    W-W case
    Federal GM210M primer

    Shoots in the .5s with an avg MV of 3720 fps

    JD338
     
  4. DCGS

    DCGS <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

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    my load is hornady 50gr vmax, 35 gr of reloader 15,win primer win brass. it shoots 1/4 in at 100yds 5 shots
     
  5. summitsitter

    summitsitter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks now I kinda got an idea where to start..
     
  6. shiredude

    shiredude Writers Guild

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    33.5 gr Varget, 55 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips @ 2.42 OAL give me 3415 fps out of a 26" tube. These loads shoot .3 for me consistently.

    36 gr Varget, 52 gr A-Max give me 3620. usually .4-.5" groups.

    38 gr WIN 760, 55 gr Sierra BTHP give me 3450 fps out of the same gun at .3"

    .......but I prefer the Noslers for a little better killing efficiency = DRT!

    Hope this helps you out a little.
    Gun is a 700 VS.
     
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    35.5 of benchmark with 50 balistic tips. h-380 with 55 or 60 grain bullets. use the primer the rifle likes . start witha wlr and or 210gm.
     
  8. Reloader

    Reloader Well-Known Member

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    22-250 loads...

    My 14 twist 26" tube likes several diff loads:

    52 Amax, 55 NBT, and 55Bks all do very well in front of 38g H4350 or 32.5g AA2015. My second favorites would be H4895 and Varget.

    These are 1/4MOA in this rifle, but you'll have to find the sweetspot in yours.

    The 22-250 works well with many different powders, but if I had to pick a couple to start, I'd go with Varget and H4895 as they seem to be good in every 22-250 I've loaded for.

    Good Luck

    Reloader
     
  9. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

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    The best load out of my model 12 Savage is a 50 grain V-Max ahead of 39.0 grains of W760 with a CCI200 primer. Varget, H380, and IMR4064 also work very well.