New to reloading need help

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Egambill, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Egambill

    Egambill Member

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    I have some Hornady 50 grain bullets and hodgdon superformance powder and I can not find a load work up for 50 grain bullets for my 22-250. Any suggestions would very helpful thanks
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I've loaded Superformance at 43gr behind 50gr Vmax with no pressure signs. They were loaded to a very long COL as my 22-250 likes them just a few thou off the lands. Start low and work up!

    For what its worth, I never got that powder to shoot up to par in that gun. . .
     

  3. Egambill

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    Ok thanks. What powder do you recommend?
     
  4. varmintH8R

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    My gun likes Varget with IMR 4895 as a close second. If you are experimenting with bullets too, take a look at Sierra Blitzkings. They have a different profile than the VMAX and may give you a different result (good or bad).

    Good luck!
     
  5. Egambill

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    Ok I'll try them too. Trying to find the most accurate load with the highest velocity
     
  6. 6mmRemSniper

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    Hodgdon has nice load data on their site. They don't have the superformance powder for 50 grain bullets listed but they have many other powders listed. They start listing the superformance powder once you hit the 60 grain bullets. I don't have personal experience with the sierra blitzkings but have heard good things (I actually just ordered the 55 grain ones to load up in my new 6mm). I personally shoot the 50 grain v-max in my 223 and they work wonderfully. My grandpa has a 22-250 and shoots 55 grain Sierra Blitz (not the Blitzking) and uses IMR 4831.

    Cartridge Loads - Hodgdon Reloading Data Center - data.hodgdon.com
     
  7. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member

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    The 22/250 really likes IMR4064 and H380 with either 50 or 55gr bullets. Everything else is secondary.
     
  8. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    No doubt that H380 has a following for the 22-250, and much history as well. That being said, it is a powder that is highly temperature sensitive - if you are planning to shoot in both hot and cold seasons, it may not be a good choice.

    On a personal note, I never found an H380 load for my 22-250 that allowed it to shoot to its full accuracy potential. My rifle certainly doesn't fit the "everything else is secondary" statement.
     
  9. Egambill

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    Thanks for all the input. Loaded some at 40 gr and they were shooting low at 100 yards. Going to work my way up until I see sings of pressure.