22-250AI and the 95 smk with rl-26

Creedmoor shooter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2013
Messages
2,584
Location
Monroe, Newhampshire
So my dad finally got his new barrel from shilen. After a big fiasco with them not chambering
20180410_182511.jpg
the first one correctly and then after sending it back it shot like dog crap so they sent him a new barrel. The new barrel is a 26in 7.5 twist ratchet rifling barrel. Fire forming loads with this rifle are .5 moa. So we decided to give the 95 smk a try even though they're supposed to be a 6.5 twist. We started at 38 grains of rl-26 and worked up to 43 which we got slight ejector marks on. Attached is the group shot with 43 grains of rl-26 which had a velocity of 3252 and it measured .161 moa for 3 shots. Needless to say we are very tickled with this load as it should be a excellent 1000 yard performer. We will back it off .5 to see if the pressure signs go away.
 

Canhunter35

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2017
Messages
2,883
I don’t have any suggestions but that’s awesome velocity, thanks for sharing!
 

venatic

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 7, 2011
Messages
368
Reloder 26 has been the top speed getter for the 22 Creedmoor.
I have a 24 inch barrel.... I ran the 85gr Barnes Matchburner up to 3500fps but that was early on and with a 1/8 twist. I settled on either 80.5 Berger or 80gr Hornady running mid 3400’s.
 

Creedmoor shooter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2013
Messages
2,584
Location
Monroe, Newhampshire
We did rl-26 because we figured it would give the best velocity. The load wasn't compressed yet but it didn't have alot of room left. The the 95 smk having almost the same bc as the 6mm 110 smk, the numbers at 3200 are pretty darn impressive. We will explore the 80 eld and 75 eld but I think for long range the 95 smk will be the ticket
 

Primary

LRH Assistant
Here are some related products that LRH members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to LRH’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to LRH discussions about these products.

 
 
Top