22-250AI vs IMR 4320,H-380,Varget,IMR 4064

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Iron Worker, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Useing IMR 4320 39gr behind 52gr Hornady A-MAX. Produced an average of 3860 for 1st 10 rnds with 3/4" groups at 100yds.2nd 10 rnds saome load produced 3,940 with really crummy accuracy. Last week with same load one group gave me .410. Not today Why all the inconsistances????? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    In my .22-250, the 52 gr AMAX shoot at 4020 fps into 1/2 MOA groups out to 500m. Initially they chrono'd @ 3840 fps, but when I switched brass to the WW the velocity shot up to 4020 fps with no signs of pressure. I am shooting 37.5 gr Varget, Fed GM210M, WW brass. The gun is a Remington Varmint Special with 26" barrel.
     

  3. LB

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    What's your twist? I suggest that you use a heavier bullet; therein lies your advantage with the Ackley. Also, give H414 a try.

    Good hunting. LB
     
  4. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    What's your twist? I suggest that you use a heavier bullet; therein lies your advantage with the Ackley. Also, give H414 a try.

    Good hunting. LB

    [/ QUOTE ] I'm shooting a Cooper Classic with 1 in 14 twist. H414 ha? Ok well what the heck I'll try it.
     
  5. uncleB

    uncleB Well-Known Member

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    IronWorker,
    all of the powders that you listed work great in a 22-250 but in an A.I. you need a slower powder. I have 2 right now and have had others in the past. one of my rifles likes imr 4831 w/55gr bal.tips and the other likes n160 w/55gr bal.tips. of the powders you listed scratch H380 off the list if you work up a load in 50 degree weather and try that same load in 80 degree weather you might have to post back in braille . I'm not kidding, after all my years of reloading I have never found a more volitle combination than H380 and a 220 swift or a 22-250AI , it works great in a standard 22-250 though. like others have said try H414 but even slower is worth a try. sorry for my bad grammar it is actually volatile. try imr4831 and report back.
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  6. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Several shooters have warned me about H-380.I have too much to lose to not heed your warning.Dang several have suggested Varget. I'll try H-414. One week IMR 4320 worked great next week it didn't.Maybe I'm making mistakes on the shooting bench I'm unaware of!!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  7. LB

    LB Well-Known Member

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    Were I you, I would forget 55 grain bullets and look at the 62, or 64 grain Berger, (not MEF) and absolutely use H414. Myself, I run a 65 grain Starke HP with 44.0 gr. of H414 at 3925fps. You may not get that high level, but whatever you do get, your 400+ yard performance will put almost any 55 grain bullet, at higher MV velocity, to shame.
    Good advice.

    Good hunting. LB

    The 65 Starke is not a stock item. Clint made them special for me, maybe he will do it again? It wouldn't hurt to ask. They would be worthwhile.
     
  8. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    LB has a point, don't try to reinvent the wheel. My rifle, .22-250, will out shoot, velocitywise, most .22-250 AI with 52 gr bullets, but I cannot get within 200 fps of AI velocities with a 60+gr bullet. It should be common knowledge that those bigger pills will buck the wind and thump varmints at longer ranges with greater ease. I know Hornady makes a 60 gr VMAX and a 75 gr too I think. I would at least try the 60 grainers starting a little under LB's load and see what you get. You got the extra AI horsepower; put it to use!