22-250 Load Suggestions

Bob Wright

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2018
Messages
475
Location
Litchfield Park, Az.
I use Sierra HPBT 55 gr with Varget and CCI 200 primers. The R700 has a 26" barrel with a slow 14 twist if I remember right.
It's running 3600 fps. Really fun on varmints.
Now I need to get it out and shoot it, after a long couple of years.
 

Labwhisper

Member
Joined
Mar 27, 2019
Messages
17
Location
Rockford, MI
I just picked up a used Cooper Model 22 Varmint Extreme in 22-250. I planned on shooting 55 grain bullets in it, but may also try 50 grain. Does anyone have any load recommendations for this firearm? I am very excited about taking it out and shooting it. Thanks
I loaded CFE223, BR4 primer, Federal brass & 50 gr. V-max for Prairie dogs. Just shy of 4000 fps in M700 varmint, 26" bbl. Sure wish it had a little faster twist.
 

Labwhisper

Member
Joined
Mar 27, 2019
Messages
17
Location
Rockford, MI
I just picked up a used Cooper Model 22 Varmint Extreme in 22-250. I planned on shooting 55 grain bullets in it, but may also try 50 grain. Does anyone have any load recommendations for this firearm? I am very excited about taking it out and shooting it. Thanks
Many powders work in a 22-250. Have had success with Varget, H380, RE15, H414 & CFR223 with 40 to 55 gr bullets. So far CFE223 has been velocity champ.
 

COBrad

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2004
Messages
1,221
Location
Western Colorado
I have a Cooper model 22 22-250. Love this rifle. First barrel was standard 14 twist. I shot close to 2K 52 grain Amax’s with 38 something grains of H380. That barrel shot in the .3’s reliably for most of its life. I now have an 8 twist on it shooting 75 grain eldm’s with 35 grains of H4350. Its death on prairie dogs and marmots wayyy out there.
 

Andrew Cowling

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2019
Messages
84
Location
Tasmania
I have a Cooper model 22 22-250. Love this rifle. First barrel was standard 14 twist. I shot close to 2K 52 grain Amax’s with 38 something grains of H380. That barrel shot in the .3’s reliably for most of its life. I now have an 8 twist on it shooting 75 grain eldm’s with 35 grains of H4350. Its death on prairie dogs and marmots wayyy out there.
I am building a 22-250 AI with a 28 inch 1 in 7 twist tube. Being built around the 88gr ELD-M. I hope to use it out past 600m. Building it on a Ruger VT action.
 

COBrad

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2004
Messages
1,221
Location
Western Colorado
I am building a 22-250 AI with a 28 inch 1 in 7 twist tube. Being built around the 88gr ELD-M. I hope to use it out past 600m. Building it on a Ruger VT action.
I’ve taken prairie dogs a little over 1100 yds with this barrel, but it’s still pretty tough in any kind of wind once I get out past the 600 yards or so. Wishing I had gone with a 7 twist but that will be the next barrel.
 

Coldfinger

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2020
Messages
325
Location
NY
I just picked up a used Cooper Model 22 Varmint Extreme in 22-250. I planned on shooting 55 grain bullets in it, but may also try 50 grain. Does anyone have any load recommendations for this firearm? I am very excited about taking it out and shooting it. Thanks
Speer 50 grain tnt hp and 39 grains of H-380 found this bullet from a 439 yard heart shot deer. Can’t beat that performance!!!
 

Attachments

rewiltshire

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2012
Messages
84
It seem all rifles are different in what they "like". Tat being said, my pet load for my 22-250 is 55gr Hornady SXSP in front of 35 gr H380 fired with Rem 9 1/2 in Norma brass (COL 2.350)
 

LRH361

Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2019
Messages
13
Location
Nevada
Purchased some Vectan a few years back when powder was gold and it was the only thing I could buy. This little recipe works well with my T/C prohunter 28".
 

Attachments

BS Shooter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 4, 2015
Messages
247
If you have any W760 and some 55gr ballistic tips you will do well to try them together. Seems to work well in most rifles.
 

Trending threads

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1


Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More


Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen


Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More


The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz


Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More

NightForce


Top