Ramshot Big Game in 22-250

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by AKBman, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. AKBman

    AKBman Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if anyone here has shot Ramshot Big Game in this cartridge? I have been using Varget, but the Ramshot is $5/lb cheaper. I shoot 50 and 55 grain bullets, and rarely shoot anything near max loads. Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I mostly shoot IMR 3031 under a 55 grain bullet in my 22-250's, and this stuff is easilly a hundred feet per second faster! (35.5 grains @ 3550 fps). Gotta try it out
    gary
     

  3. AKBman

    AKBman Well-Known Member

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    I have tried 3031, I found it worked better in my 45/70, now IMR4064 was great, except my Dillon powder measure doesn't like it. I have also had good luck with H380, but it is the same price as Varget.
     
  4. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    Yes I do pushing a 53gr Vmax, the terminal ballistics are awesome.
     
  5. 264Winmag

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    Using 38.2 grains behind 55 grain Nosler BT and love it. meters well threw the thrower as well
     
  6. AKBman

    AKBman Well-Known Member

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    Thank you one and all.
     
  7. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    whatkind of velocity were you seeing? Also how clean does the stuff burn? Max load in my hand out from them is 39.5 grains with a 55 grain bullet.
    gary
     
  8. 264Winmag

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    I don't have a chrono at this time so i really can't tell you, I was going for accuracy. load data puts it around 3600 fps but thats just a best guess. As far as clean, I would say not as clean as the new CFE 223 but not bad to clean. prior to the big game I only ever used H380 in the 22-250 and would say it is cleaner than that. Its been a good load for me so far normally shoots under a 1/4 inch if i do my job.

    Hope that helped

    mike
     
  9. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    been my experience as well, minus the cfe223, still cant get it here
     
  10. AKBman

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    I thought about the CFE, but the load data just didn't give the velocities I am looking for.