Best powder for 22-250 and 53 Vmax?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by MontanaRifleman, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I'm all ears...
     
  2. HuntFarther

    HuntFarther Well-Known Member

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    Just about every 22-250 I have seen will shoot either varget or h380.
     

  3. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    Ramshot Big Game works great too!!
     
  4. bobdole

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    +1 for Varget
     
  5. Joe King

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    If you can get it I would say CFE223, I haven't seen it in Havre yet so I'm using Biggame with very good results.
     
  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys.... much appreciated!

    Joe, I thought I read in another thread you were shooting the 53 VMax's in a 14 twist barrel. If true, are they stabilizing OK?
     
  7. bobdole

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    Used to shoot the 55g V-Maxs in a 1-14 twist without problem.
     
  8. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but the 53's are a boat and a little longer I think...
     
  9. Joe King

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    yea I'm getting 1inch groups at 300yrds. I'm still surprised they stabilize but I'm not about to argue with it either.
     
  10. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Well since I've got a 14 twist, I wont argue with it either :)
     
  11. Joe King

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    I should mention though that I firmly believe it is due to my GS's skill :cool:
     
  12. 7stw

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    As far as powder selection, I went XMR8208. it is also a great powder for the 308, or anything with a medium size case that burns relatively fast burning powder. It burns clean, and I've gotten the best SD, ES so far with it. Try it , you'll like it!
     
  13. liltank

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    I have a nice load using cfe223. 38.5grs, f210m, rem brass, will produce .115-.250 groups at 100 yards off of a Caldwell front rest and that rear bag.
     
  14. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again for the help guys. Just ordered some Varget. Might try some of the other powders if they get them in locally.

    Any starting weights for Varget and the 53's?