A good long range 22-250 load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by stainlesssavagesingle, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. stainlesssavagesingle

    stainlesssavagesingle Member

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    Found this combination to be very accurate in my rifle.
    Savage model 12 single shot, 24 inch stainless fluted bull barrel, 1 in 12 twist rate I think.
    CCI 200 primers, 55 grain nosler ballistic tip boat tail, 37 grains of hodgden H 380. Loaded to 2.50" total length.
    Shot today and got a .65" group at 275 yards with 3 shots.
     

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  2. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    Okay, nice. Now, can you repeat it tomorrow? :)
     

  3. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    The same load in my 22-250 produced similar results (not quite as nice but good nonetheless) but 34.5-35.0 grains of Varget with the same bullet and primer has been even better. Nice shooting!
     
  4. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    The 12 twist rate is perfect for the Sierra #1365 bullet with a .8 factor. It might or might not shoot the new 53 grain Vmax that has a .29 b/c (it's very close to max). I shoot the Sierras with IMR 3031 at 3500fps to 3550 fps (load came out of an old IMR booklet). Seat the bullets within .002" of the lands, if not just barely touching them. The rifle has shot a lot of low twos, and a few high ones in a Savage 112BVs-s (the old one with the blue reciever). I have another 112 just like it but not the single shot, and it will do high twos and low three on a regular basis with the exact same load.

    I have tried H414 and H380, but didn't group as well. Want to try 2015BR, as it's almost an interchange for 3031 (one is slightly faster)
    gary
     
  5. stainlesssavagesingle

    stainlesssavagesingle Member

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    Thanks for the info guys, I'm about out of noslers and h380 so I might try one of your loads out.
     
  6. ricehombre

    ricehombre Member

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    60 gr Hornady SP over 35 RL15
     
  7. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I tried that 60 grain bullet, and the smallest groups I could get were around 5/8th's inch. But with a .27 B/C it should stabalize. I've not tried the powder you used. H414 might be worth the try.
    gary
     
  8. ogallala_1

    ogallala_1 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone got the nosler 60 grain partition to shoot? I cant seem to get them to shoot for me. 1.5 to 2.5 inch groups with all kinds of powders, in my 223 ai, 22-250 ai, 22-250, or even 22-243. I really think they would me the cats meow on coyotes. Or maybe you know of another bullet that will hold together like a partition that i could substitute.

    Thanks John
     
  9. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I would think the Nosler would shoot pretty good in a 1:12 twist barrel as it has a lower B/C than the Sierra and Hornaday 60 grain bullets. I've managed to shoot .62" groups with virtually no load development in the past. I honestly think the 12 twist barrel will do half inch groups in my rifles.
    gary
     
  10. erickg

    erickg Member

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    My 1/9'' 22-250 shoots the 60 grain Nosler Partition extremely well so far, the rifle is new so haven't had time to get past 200 yards yet, but things look promising with 1/2 MOA groups using a max charge of RL-15. Another bullet that has impressed me in this particular rifle is the Sierra 65 grain BTSP, that one has stayed MOA to 450 yards so far, again using RL-15.
     
  11. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    several 600 yard f-class matches have been won with a savage 9 twist 22-250 and either a 75 or 80 grain bullet. i shoot 35.5 benchmark and a 50 balistic tip out of my remington . awsome on coyotes. i consider the 60 partiton a good deer bullet.