22-250 powder choice

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 300win, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. 300win

    300win Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a nice 22-250 winchester for my son. I have reloaded for a few over the years but nothing serious. I was just wondering what the preferred powders are for 50-60 grain bullets out of a 24" barrel. Thanks!
     
  2. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    H-380, IMR-4895 have performed great for me out of a couple 22-250's over the years.
     

  3. Waffen

    Waffen Well-Known Member

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    I've tried everything out there, and honestly I think they are all probably a good choice. There is however a new powder out there called Reloader 10X. I staretd using that in my 22-250 and it's AMAZING. I had a CZ I was going to get rebarreled because I couldn't get it to shoot as tight as I wanted. Myself and a friend started using 10x and WOW. What a powder.
     
  4. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    The last 2 22-250's i have shot have both loved around 37gr of H380 and a nosler ballistic tip seated as close to the lands as possible. Both guns would shoot around .3 consistantly with this load

    steve
     
  5. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    H380 has no peer in the 22-250. 37 to 42 grains with 50 grain Hornady SPSX's. This bullet does things the plastic tip bullets only dream of. I would start right out at 39 grains and enjoy. In 5 different Rugers you have to move it around to even see if the other rounds are hitting the paper. Yes it groups that tight even after 6000 rounds and I can't get anywhere near the rifling anymore. I still just can't take a 1 holer and justify changing the barrel.
     
  6. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    varget and h-380 !
     
  7. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    Already shot one out using 55gr Noslers sitting on top of 36gr of H380... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  8. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    My 700VLS shoots the 50 gr BT with 36.0 grs Varget and a Federal GM210M primer at .5 MOA.

    I think I am going to try H380 judt for grins. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    JD338
     
  9. Two-0-four

    Two-0-four Member

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    I'm not talking about a 22-250 but I too am a fan of 10X. Awesome shooting powder in my .204 Rem VLS. I tried several powders in this gun but 10X won me over quick.
    Nobody has mentioned this but not only is accuracy good in a powder but if a powder burns clean in your gun and shoots great, what more could you want.
    Thats what you get with 10X....Unbeatable accuracy and a cleaner bore than some other powders offer.

    On another note, check this out...

    Example: My 22-257 had great performance with IMR 7828 but was always very dirty after a few rounds. Accurate but dirty. I switched to H4831SC and had the same accuracy but much, much cleaner. I can maybe shoot 3 times as many rounds with the Hodgen powder between cleanings.
    The 22-257 has alot of powder coming out of a small hole so powder choice is a big issue. Thats 47 grains of powder out of a .224 caliber.
    I didn't mean to add so much about other stuff in your thread, just wanted to give you something to think about that no one else mentioned when selecting a powder and wanted to give you a good example. :)
     
  10. computec

    computec New Member

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    Have try everything and best results in my 22-250 varmint is :
    34Gr Benchmark (Hogdon) or ADI BM2
    50gr Nosler silvertip
    CCI Br2 primer
    Lapua Brass
    OAL 63.50 mm
    .3 all time.
     
  11. 25 Otter

    25 Otter Well-Known Member

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    H4895 for me. 36gr and a 52 or 53gr HP has accounted for 99% of my whistlepigs the last 10 or 12 years. I have had good luck with the H380 as well in years past,but prefer the H4895 for the bullet weights mentioned here.
     
  12. Kasey1

    Kasey1 Active Member

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    I've been using varget and 4064 for years both are very accurate can't go wrong with either one.