picked up a rem 700 Varmint

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by gun_doctor, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. gun_doctor

    gun_doctor Member

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    picked up a 700 in 22-250, heavy barreled, so-so stock
    has 16 x 56 Hakko Optics scope,30mm tube nice tri-post cross hair with lighted X ring in middle of the reticule
    lighted green or red,nice in low light

    1:14 twist..so what should I expect?
    what bullet?
    already settled on varget powder
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    35.5 benchmark; 50 balistic tip; 0.030 off .
     

  3. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    Mine shoots the 50 grain Z-Max extremely well with RL15. Every 22-250 I've ever shot would shoot a 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip in front of 35.0 grains of Varget less than 1 MOA.

    Here's 10 shots with RL15 and the Z max at 100 yards. image.jpg
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I used 40gn Ballistic Tips ahead of 36.0gn of Varget and Remington 9.5M primers. This load was sub 1/4" in my Remington VS.
    My go to load for this rifle, however, was the 52gn Sierra HPBT Match in front of 35.5gn of IMR4895, lit by the CCI BR2. OAL (base-ogive): 2.1245". JohnnyK.
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try some Nonperformance powder with 53 V-max's this year in my M70 Coyote.