36 grain varmint grenade

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by rdsii64, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of giving the 36 grain varmint grenades a try as a medium range vermin round. What kind of performance can I expect on prairie dog size and smaller animals at no further than 300 yards
     
  2. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    I have purchased some of them also. Haven't had a chance to try them out yet.
     

  3. LegoOmega

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    what twist are you going to be shooting these out of? i am building a 22-250 rig and having a hard time picking a twist rate. just looking for some good input.
     
  4. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 12 twist .223
     
  5. Fitch

    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    If I added it up I've probably gone thorugh a pound of powder total trying to find a load that will "shoot" the 36g VG into groups comprable to what I get with Nosler and Hornady bullets and I've not succeeded. I went through a box of them and gave it up.

    Neither my .22-250 (Savage LRPV) or my .223 (CZ527) would shoot them into less than 1" groups, both rifles routinely shoot Nosler BT and Hornady V-MAX bullets into 3/8" to 1/2" groups. The .22-250 is 9" twist but they didn't shoot any better in my Brother In Law's 12" twist .22-250 either so it isn't the twist rate.

    If you find a load that works please post it.

    Fitch
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Just what I have read here and other sights, 1" is about the best you will get with the grenades.

    Tank
     
  7. ForneyRider

    ForneyRider Well-Known Member

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    I get .7in 5shot groups with them in 20in 1:9tw AR. My worst groups of any combo I've shot in this rifle! :D

    They are delicate. You can squish them in your hands.

    I may try some different COL and Benchmark instead of the AA2230 I use.

    1:14 tw is common for .22-250 and can shoot the 35-60gr bullets.