250 savage quickload help

Varmiter71

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I was wondering if anyone could run quickloads for the 250 savage and Reloder 26 loaded to 22-250 pressure. Both of my 250 savage’s are modern guns.
Has anyone tried this combination, if so what were your results
 

WildBillG

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What bullet weight and barrel length are you looking for. As well would you have seating depth for a particular bullet.
 

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Shouldn't be too different from 6XC, 22-250 case is the parent for that. The .257 cal makes it a little less overbore than the 6XC so should generate lower pressures. RL-26 is real slow. From what I can see of 6XC data I have for 105's, and staying very conservative, I'd bet you could fill to about 41 grains (based on what a 6XC takes and backed down a bit) to start and work up. I'd further bet you can go to about 45 grains or thereabouts. This assumes you're running heavy for caliber bullets seated relatively long.
 

Varmiter71

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I have a ruger m77 with either a 20 or 22 inch barrel.
I also just bought (but is not here yet) a sako pistol with a 14.5 inch barrel.
Willing to consider any bullet.
Currently I run 100gr ballistic tips .
I have a lot of 90gr gmx’s.
But I would think that the heavier bullets would be better for Reloder 26.
 

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I neither have quickload or a modern action but my custom Mauser 98 in 250-3000 ran best with H4350 with 100 grainers and Varget with anything lighter. It is not a rocket ship or long-range round but very civilized. It is a class act compared to a .243. A definant gentleman's cartridge.
 

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My QL said with a 21 inch barrel 110 ELDX and 43.5 grains of RL26 you could achieve 3000fps. The pressure give or take would be 61000psi. The down side is that was at a 117 percent load density. If you want to try Rl26 and the 110 ELDX start 10% less and work up slowly. The velocity was pretty impressive though.
 

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I know you're asking for RL26, but just to cover the bases, here's what a run with all powders, 2700FPS+, 110% case capacity, 22" bbl and the 100gr NBT looks like:

Code:
Cartridge          : .250 Savage
Bullet             : .257, 100, Nosler BalTip 25100
Useable Case Capaci: 38.913 grain H2O = 2.527 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.515 inch = 63.88 mm
Barrel Length      : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm

Predicted Data for Indicated Charges of the Following Powders.
Matching Maximum Pressure: 64000 psi, or 441 MPa
or a maximum loading ratio or filling of 110 %
These calculations refer to your specified settings in QuickLOAD 'Cartridge Dimensions' window.
C A U T I O N : any load listed can result in a powder charge that falls below minimum suggested
loads or exceeds maximum suggested loads as presented in current handloading manuals. Understand
that all of the listed powders can be unsuitable for the given combination of cartridge, bullet
and gun. Actual load order can vary, depending upon lot-to-lot powder and component variations.
USE ONLY FOR COMPARISON !

26 loads produced a Loading Ratio below user-defined minimum of 90%. These powders have been skipped.
Powder type          Filling/Loading Ratio  Charge    Charge   Vel. Prop.Burnt P max  P muzz  B_Time
                                      %     Grains    Gramm   fps     %       psi     psi    ms
---------------------------------  -----------------------------------------------------------------
ReloadSwiss RS 60 *T               109.8     41.3     2.68    3202   100.0    64000   10598   0.961  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-17 *T              109.0     41.0     2.66    3184    99.6    64000   10500   0.965  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 52                  104.2     38.6     2.50    3124   100.0    64000    9711   0.981  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H414                       108.0     41.0     2.65    3122    95.7    64000   10303   0.976  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester 760                     108.0     41.0     2.65    3122    95.7    64000   10303   0.976  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon CFE223 *C                  103.2     40.4     2.62    3122    98.5    64000   10071   0.976  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Big Game                   103.2     39.4     2.56    3107    99.2    64000    9768   0.979  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N550 *C                 110.0     40.3     2.61    3104    98.0    62540   10210   0.993  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4895                           102.8     36.9     2.39    3104    99.3    64000    9818   0.989  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 203B *C                      104.1     37.4     2.42    3090    99.3    64000    9691   0.990  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon BL-C2                       98.0     38.4     2.49    3090    99.8    64000    9599   0.991  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester 748                      95.5     36.9     2.39    3090   100.0    64000    9297   0.984  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-15 *C              103.6     37.2     2.41    3089    99.0    64000    9730   0.990  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 203 old                      105.8     38.4     2.49    3088    99.7    64000    9588   0.998  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 3031                           103.8     34.8     2.25    3084   100.0    64000    8829   0.988  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4895                       99.9     35.9     2.32    3076    99.6    64000    9490   0.991  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Wild Boar                   98.2     37.6     2.44    3072    99.2    64000    9512   0.987  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4320                           105.5     37.2     2.41    3070    99.2    64000    9367   0.977  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2206H                       100.2     36.0     2.33    3070    99.3    64000    9505   0.991  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H380                       104.7     38.4     2.49    3069    97.9    64000    9705   0.993  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 4064                      106.1     37.2     2.41    3068   100.0    64000    9035   1.016  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2520                       98.2     37.2     2.41    3064   100.0    64000    9026   1.001  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2495                      100.0     35.1     2.27    3050   100.0    64000    8686   1.021  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N530 *C                  96.3     34.7     2.25    3047    99.8    64000    9097   0.990  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 62                  110.0     41.3     2.68    3045    97.0    56586   10183   1.029  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H335                        90.9     35.6     2.31    3042   100.0    64000    8803   0.991  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon VARGET *T                  106.0     36.8     2.38    3042    98.8    64000    9307   0.985  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2208                        105.6     36.8     2.38    3042    98.8    64000    9307   0.985  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 202 *C                       100.8     35.6     2.31    3040   100.0    64000    8788   0.996  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N540 *C                 103.1     37.4     2.42    3039   100.0    64000    8920   0.994  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 8208 XBR                        98.5     35.3     2.29    3037    99.8    64000    9005   0.990  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4064                           106.8     36.2     2.34    3036    98.9    64000    9160   0.989  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 50                  104.2     38.9     2.52    3036    96.3    64000    9483   0.993  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 201 *C                       101.3     35.6     2.30    3036    99.8    64000    9083   1.003  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H322                        96.4     33.6     2.18    3034   100.0    64000    8542   0.988  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2219                         90.7     33.6     2.18    3034   100.0    64000    8542   0.988  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant AR-Comp *C *T               98.7     34.2     2.22    3033   100.0    64000    8160   0.993  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot TAC *C                      97.7     37.8     2.45    3032    97.3    64000    9408   0.992  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 40                   94.4     34.5     2.24    3030   100.0    64000    8786   0.991  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-16 *C *T           110.0     38.4     2.49    3028    97.3    55812   10071   1.026  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4451 Enduron *C*T              107.9     38.2     2.48    3024    95.4    64000    9433   0.986  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2460                       93.8     36.2     2.35    3023   100.0    64000    8800   1.008  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4007 SSC                       105.9     38.5     2.50    3018    94.8    64000    9438   0.996  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 4350                      110.0     39.5     2.56    3017    97.2    56447    9924   1.043  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot X-Terminator *C             95.4     36.5     2.37    3016    99.1    64000    9022   0.994  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2230                       93.3     36.2     2.35    3014    99.6    64000    8846   1.001  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N135 *C                 110.0     35.8     2.32    3014   100.0    63965    8239   1.000  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N140 *C                 103.0     36.2     2.35    3011   100.0    64000    8434   0.995  ! Near Maximum !
Norma URP *C                       110.0     39.0     2.53    3008    97.1    55999    9870   1.036  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 204 *C                       110.0     40.7     2.64    3002    91.8    59626    9768   1.007  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2210                         91.6     33.9     2.20    3002   100.0    64000    8619   0.993  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Hunter                     110.0     40.7     2.64    3000    94.9    55864   10012   1.034  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-12                  96.1     35.2     2.28    2999   100.0    64000    8313   0.994  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4166 Enduron *C*T              106.8     36.7     2.38    2996    95.6    64000    9126   0.992  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon Benchmark                   97.4     34.4     2.23    2993    99.9    64000    8566   0.994  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-10x *C              94.0     31.8     2.06    2987   100.0    64000    8041   1.004  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2206                         99.4     35.3     2.29    2983    99.5    64000    8630   0.992  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2015                       96.6     33.1     2.15    2975   100.0    64000    7954   1.010  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 200 *C                        90.1     31.6     2.05    2963   100.0    64000    7837   1.018  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2700                      105.5     39.5     2.56    2958    94.4    64000    8830   1.002  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4350                           110.0     39.2     2.54    2949    93.5    57705    9307   1.028  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N133 *C                 102.6     33.7     2.18    2948   100.0    64000    7694   0.998  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 70 *C               110.0     42.0     2.72    2946    92.0    52700   10263   1.057
Hodgdon H4198                       90.5     30.5     1.98    2944   100.0    64000    7735   0.989  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N150 *C                 110.0     37.2     2.41    2942    99.6    57597    8779   1.040  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4198                            93.5     30.1     1.95    2942   100.0    64000    7495   0.990  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N130 *C                  96.7     32.4     2.10    2933   100.0    64000    7597   1.005  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon Hybrid 100V                110.0     38.2     2.47    2898    97.9    51105    9112   1.076
Hodgdon H4350 *T                   110.0     38.6     2.50    2890    92.4    54121    9131   1.058
Vihtavuori N120 *C                  91.3     29.9     1.94    2870   100.0    64000    6934   1.013  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2209                        110.0     39.2     2.54    2859    88.8    50751    9413   1.079
Alliant Reloder-26 *C              110.0     42.4     2.75    2856    92.1    44292   10565   1.140
Alliant Reloder-19 *C              110.0     39.5     2.56    2840    88.8    48794    9441   1.101
Winchester Supreme 780             110.0     41.6     2.70    2838    89.2    51895    9064   1.075
IMR 4831                           110.0     37.8     2.45    2833    95.1    46779    9273   1.129
Norma MRP *C                       110.0     41.2     2.67    2818    88.5    44392   10046   1.143
IMR 7828 SSC                       110.0     40.5     2.63    2777    83.7    46405    9393   1.125
Hodgdon H4831 SC *T                110.0     39.9     2.58    2761    84.5    47811    8857   1.115
ADI AR 2213                        110.0     39.9     2.58    2748    83.3    45647    9183   1.134
Vihtavuori N560 *C                 110.0     40.3     2.61    2743    82.3    42890    9500   1.165
Alliant Reloder-22 *C              110.0     39.9     2.58    2734    85.5    42045    9421   1.176
IMR 4955 Enduron *C*T              110.0     38.4     2.49    2727    85.3    46912    8568   1.130
And here's the same thing with the 115gr VLD:

Code:
Cartridge          : .250 Savage
Bullet             : .257, 115, Berger VLD G7 #25413
Useable Case Capaci: 37.961 grain H2O = 2.465 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.515 inch = 63.88 mm
Barrel Length      : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm

Predicted Data for Indicated Charges of the Following Powders.
Matching Maximum Pressure: 64000 psi, or 441 MPa
or a maximum loading ratio or filling of 110 %
These calculations refer to your specified settings in QuickLOAD 'Cartridge Dimensions' window.
C A U T I O N : any load listed can result in a powder charge that falls below minimum suggested
loads or exceeds maximum suggested loads as presented in current handloading manuals. Understand
that all of the listed powders can be unsuitable for the given combination of cartridge, bullet
and gun. Actual load order can vary, depending upon lot-to-lot powder and component variations.
USE ONLY FOR COMPARISON !

32 loads produced a Loading Ratio below user-defined minimum of 90%. These powders have been skipped.
Powder type          Filling/Loading Ratio  Charge    Charge   Vel. Prop.Burnt P max  P muzz  B_Time
                                      %     Grains    Gramm   fps     %       psi     psi    ms
---------------------------------  -----------------------------------------------------------------
ReloadSwiss RS 60 *T               107.3     39.4     2.55    3002   100.0    64000   10189   1.022  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-17 *T              106.4     39.1     2.53    2984   100.0    64000   10140   1.027  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 62                  110.0     40.3     2.61    2940    99.0    62723   10124   1.048  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H414                       105.3     39.0     2.53    2929    97.3    64000   10118   1.039  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester 760                     105.3     39.0     2.53    2929    97.3    64000   10118   1.039  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N550 *C                 107.9     38.6     2.50    2926    99.2    64000    9997   1.047  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon CFE223 *C                  100.6     38.4     2.49    2922    99.4    64000    9801   1.040  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-16 *C *T           110.0     37.5     2.43    2917    99.3    60791    9990   1.050  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 52                  101.4     36.6     2.37    2914   100.0    64000    9319   1.047  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 4350                      110.0     38.5     2.49    2913    99.2    62962    9834   1.061  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Big Game                   100.5     37.5     2.43    2904    99.8    64000    9455   1.044  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4895                           100.1     35.0     2.27    2898    99.9    64000    9476   1.054  ! Near Maximum !
Norma URP *C                       110.0     38.1     2.47    2897    99.0    61682    9816   1.058  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Hunter                     110.0     39.7     2.58    2896    97.6    61114   10070   1.057  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-15 *C              100.9     35.3     2.29    2887    99.7    64000    9416   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 203B *C                      101.4     35.5     2.30    2887    99.8    64000    9361   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 204 *C                       109.6     39.6     2.57    2886    94.9    64000    9877   1.038  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon BL-C2                       95.4     36.4     2.36    2885   100.0    64000    9242   1.056  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 203 old                      103.0     36.4     2.36    2883   100.0    64000    9232   1.064  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester 748                      92.9     35.0     2.27    2880   100.0    64000    8906   1.050  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H380                       102.1     36.5     2.37    2872    99.0    64000    9457   1.058  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4895                       97.3     34.1     2.21    2871   100.0    64000    9140   1.056  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot Wild Boar                   95.7     35.8     2.32    2870    99.8    64000    9204   1.052  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4320                           102.8     35.4     2.29    2869    99.8    64000    9064   1.041  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2206H                        97.7     34.2     2.21    2867    99.8    64000    9179   1.056  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 3031                           100.8     33.0     2.14    2864   100.0    64000    8447   1.056  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 70 *C               110.0     41.0     2.66    2863    95.8    57429   10469   1.077  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 4064                      103.1     35.3     2.29    2855   100.0    64000    8650   1.084  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2520                       95.6     35.3     2.28    2854   100.0    64000    8646   1.068  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 50                  101.7     37.0     2.40    2846    97.7    64000    9296   1.056  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon VARGET *T                  103.4     35.0     2.27    2844    99.5    64000    9037   1.049  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2208                        103.0     35.0     2.27    2844    99.5    64000    9037   1.049  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N530 *C                  93.8     33.0     2.14    2842   100.0    64000    8736   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4350                           110.0     38.3     2.48    2840    96.3    62812    9389   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot TAC *C                      95.4     36.0     2.33    2839    98.5    64000    9193   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4064                           104.1     34.4     2.23    2837    99.7    64000    8871   1.054  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4451 Enduron *C*T              105.4     36.4     2.36    2836    97.0    64000    9274   1.050  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 8208 XBR                        96.0     33.6     2.18    2833   100.0    64000    8654   1.056  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N540 *C                 100.4     35.5     2.30    2833   100.0    64000    8585   1.061  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2495                       97.0     33.2     2.15    2832   100.0    64000    8306   1.090  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 201 *C                        98.7     33.8     2.19    2832   100.0    64000    8727   1.069  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4007 SSC                       103.4     36.7     2.38    2831    96.5    64000    9291   1.059  ! Near Maximum !
Norma 202 *C                        98.2     33.8     2.19    2830   100.0    64000    8430   1.063  ! Near Maximum !
ReloadSwiss RS 40                   91.9     32.8     2.13    2822   100.0    64000    8420   1.058  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H322                        93.9     31.9     2.07    2821   100.0    64000    8183   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
Ramshot X-Terminator *C             93.1     34.8     2.25    2819    99.8    64000    8737   1.059  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2460                       91.3     34.4     2.23    2818   100.0    64000    8429   1.074  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N150 *C                 110.0     36.3     2.35    2815   100.0    62953    8558   1.067  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2230                       91.0     34.5     2.23    2814   100.0    64000    8522   1.067  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant AR-Comp *C *T               95.8     32.4     2.10    2811   100.0    64000    7815   1.063  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4166 Enduron *C*T              104.3     35.0     2.27    2808    97.1    64000    8959   1.055  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N140 *C                 100.3     34.4     2.23    2803   100.0    64000    8097   1.062  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N135 *C                 107.0     33.9     2.20    2801   100.0    64000    7900   1.068  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-26 *C              110.0     41.4     2.68    2796    96.3    48836   10798   1.154
Hodgdon Benchmark                   95.0     32.7     2.12    2791   100.0    64000    8223   1.060  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon Hybrid 100V                110.0     37.2     2.41    2791    99.5    56105    8999   1.100  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-12                  93.7     33.4     2.17    2790   100.0    64000    7984   1.061  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2206                         97.1     33.6     2.18    2786    99.9    64000    8339   1.057  ! Near Maximum !
Hodgdon H4350 *T                   110.0     37.7     2.44    2785    95.4    58904    9241   1.085  ! Near Maximum !
Accurate 2700                      103.2     37.7     2.44    2777    96.1    64000    8709   1.066  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-10x *C              91.4     30.2     1.96    2771   100.0    64000    7701   1.073  ! Near Maximum !
ADI AR 2209                        110.0     38.3     2.48    2769    92.7    55154    9646   1.104
Accurate 2015                       94.0     31.4     2.04    2762   100.0    64000    7619   1.078  ! Near Maximum !
Winchester Supreme 780             110.0     40.6     2.63    2752    93.0    56733    9283   1.097  ! Near Maximum !
Alliant Reloder-19 *C              110.0     38.5     2.49    2751    92.6    53130    9673   1.125
Norma MRP *C                       110.0     40.2     2.60    2750    93.0    48691   10357   1.161
Vihtavuori N133 *C                 100.0     32.0     2.07    2739   100.0    64000    7384   1.067  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 4831                           110.0     36.9     2.39    2737    97.8    51823    9299   1.151
IMR 4198                            91.0     28.6     1.85    2726   100.0    64000    7179   1.060  ! Near Maximum !
Vihtavuori N130 *C                  94.3     30.8     2.00    2723   100.0    64000    7292   1.073  ! Near Maximum !
IMR 7828 SSC                       110.0     39.5     2.56    2708    88.6    50561    9773   1.146
And now, here's what RL 26 looks like:

100gr NBT:
Code:
Cartridge          : .250 Savage
Bullet             : .257, 100, Nosler BalTip 25100
Useable Case Capaci: 38.913 grain H2O = 2.527 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.515 inch = 63.88 mm
Barrel Length      : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm
Powder             : Alliant Reloder-26 *C

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 0.889% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step    Fill. Charge   Vel.  Energy   Pmax   Pmuz  Prop.Burnt B_Time
 %       %    Grains   fps   ft.lbs    psi    psi      %        ms

-08.9  106    41.00   2724    1648   38886  10066     89.2    1.214
-08.0  107    41.40   2761    1693   40322  10213     90.1    1.193
-07.1  108    41.80   2798    1739   41827  10355     90.9    1.172
-06.2  109    42.20   2836    1786   43401  10493     91.7    1.152
-05.3  110    42.60   2873    1833   45050  10625     92.5    1.131
-04.4  111    43.00   2911    1882   46780  10751     93.2    1.111
-03.6  113    43.40   2950    1932   48596  10872     93.9    1.092
-02.7  114    43.80   2988    1983   50501  10986     94.6    1.072
-01.8  115    44.20   3027    2034   52505  11094     95.2    1.053
-00.9  116    44.60   3066    2087   54610  11195     95.8    1.034
+00.0  117    45.00   3105    2140   56821  11288     96.4    1.015  ! Near Maximum !
+00.9  118    45.40   3144    2195   59165  11374     96.9    0.997  ! Near Maximum !
+01.8  119    45.80   3184    2250   61628  11451     97.4    0.978  ! Near Maximum !
+02.7  120    46.20   3223    2307   64230  11520     97.8    0.960  ! Near Maximum !
+03.6  121    46.60   3263    2364   66979  11581     98.3    0.942  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+04.4  122    47.00   3303    2422   69888  11632     98.6    0.925  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba    117    45.00   3334    2468   71107  11088    100.0    0.919  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba    117    45.00   2798    1738   45098  10372     85.2    1.139
115gr VLD:
Code:
Cartridge          : .250 Savage
Bullet             : .257, 115, Berger VLD G7 #25413
Useable Case Capaci: 37.961 grain H2O = 2.465 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.515 inch = 63.88 mm
Barrel Length      : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm
Powder             : Alliant Reloder-26 *C

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 0.93% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step    Fill. Charge   Vel.  Energy   Pmax   Pmuz  Prop.Burnt B_Time
 %       %    Grains   fps   ft.lbs    psi    psi      %        ms

-09.3  104    39.00   2585    1707   39038  10086     92.5    1.284
-08.4  105    39.40   2620    1753   40504  10220     93.2    1.261
-07.4  106    39.80   2655    1801   42036  10349     93.9    1.239
-06.5  107    40.20   2691    1849   43640  10472     94.6    1.217
-05.6  108    40.60   2726    1898   45320  10589     95.2    1.196
-04.7  109    41.00   2762    1948   47081  10699     95.8    1.174
-03.7  110    41.40   2797    1998   48929  10803     96.4    1.153
-02.8  111    41.80   2833    2050   50868  10900     96.9    1.133
-01.9  112    42.20   2869    2102   52903  10989     97.4    1.112
-00.9  113    42.60   2905    2155   55044  11071     97.8    1.092
+00.0  114    43.00   2942    2209   57296  11145     98.2    1.072  ! Near Maximum !
+00.9  115    43.40   2978    2264   59668  11211     98.6    1.053  ! Near Maximum !
+01.9  116    43.80   3014    2320   62168  11269     98.9    1.033  ! Near Maximum !
+02.8  117    44.20   3051    2376   64802  11317     99.2    1.014  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+03.7  119    44.60   3087    2434   67587  11357     99.5    0.996  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+04.7  120    45.00   3124    2492   70530  11387     99.7    0.977  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba    114    43.00   3134    2508   72008  10693    100.0    0.974  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba    114    43.00   2671    1821   45308  10560     89.1    1.201
Good speeds, but thats a lot of powder to cram into a 250 sav case!
 

Varmiter71

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It looks like you would have to run a really heavy bullet to get any real advantage with it.
I think the 120’s would still be to light and the 131 would need a different barrel anyway.
 

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I have a ruger m77 with either a 20 or 22 inch barrel.
I also just bought (but is not here yet) a sako pistol with a 14.5 inch barrel.
Willing to consider any bullet.
Currently I run 100gr ballistic tips .
I have a lot of 90gr gmx’s.
But I would think that the heavier bullets would be better for Reloder 26.
Yeah, you're probably going to want the heaviest for caliber bullets you can get. Also looks like I made a good deductive assessment. /me pats self on back.
 

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Any bullet heavier than 100 grains in this grand old cartridge is likely to disappoint from a velocity standpoint. Got my first one 55 years ago, and have not been without one since. Within it's parameters it's about as good as it gets.
 

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Jim Corbert used the 87grn bullet for wacking Leopards & Tigers of the man eating persuasion. If you AI'd it then above 100grn bullets are viable but in standard form the 100grn ballistic tip and game king work very well. In my great uncle's 99 we run IMR 4895. This has been a staple for a long time.
 

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My cousin has a Savage 99A in 250 Savage that he broke a part dealing with the action and I made him the part and fixed the rifle so it would work. I also recrowned the barrel because he and others before him no doubt had carried the rifle with the muzzle ridding down against the carpet or floor of autos from the looks of it. I worked up a load using as it turned out the max data load of 40.5 grs H-4350, Hornady cases, CCI 200 with Hornday 100 gr interlocks. Velocity ran 2930 fps and accuracy was sub half MOA. When I took the rifle and targets to him he said "that rifle has never shot that good before." He has killed a bunch of deer with it since then and has never had to shoot one twice. Most of his shots are inside 200 yards." In my 49 years of deer killing experience I have discovered that most any .257 cal. is a deer killer with most any bullet 100 to 120 grs.
 

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