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22=250 load

I just picked up an heavy barrel 22-250 and am planning to start reloading for it. I bought a box of Hornady ammo when I got the rifle and it shoots them very well. They are the 55gr V-max so that is where I plan on starting. I checked my Hornady reloading manual, but non of the powders I have on hand are listed for the 55gr V-max bullet. I was wondering what powder to try first? If you have any pet loads please let me know.
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Re: 22=250 load

What are you planning to hunt with your 22-250. I recently started reloading for mine and plan on using it as a little deer killer and possibly a hog gun when I make it down to Texas to visit my brother-in-law. I'm currently running 34.5 grains of RL15 behind a 50gr Barnes TSX. I'm shooting clover leafs at 100 yards. Very happy with the performance. Gun is a savage axis 22-250 with a 1-12 twist.
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Re: 22=250 load

There are 2 loads for the 22-250 that shoot great out of most rifles.

They are 38 gr. of H-380 or 34.1 of 4064.

I use 52 or 53 grain bullets with either load.

My guns are not primer sensitive. I use whatever LR primer I have.
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Re: 22=250 load

Thanks Dogface, I was thinking of trying H-380.

GrkHunter30, most likely it will be used for plinking and groundhogs. Mine is also the savage axis.
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Re: 22=250 load

The classic old time bench rest load is the one ole' dogface listed. 34.1 of H-4064...works perfect in all mine..stay away from ball powders unless you want to go nuts over point of impact changes with temperature, and no matter what anyone's says ball powder changes lots ..
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Re: 22=250 load

When loading ball powder I always use magnum primers and have never had a problem with POI changes. I have shot pounds and pounds, thousands of rounds loaded with 748, H380, BLC2, Tac, H335 CFE223, 760, ect never a problem.
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Re: 22=250 load

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Thanks Dogface, I was thinking of trying H-380.

GrkHunter30, most likely it will be used for plinking and groundhogs. Mine is also the savage axis.
Very nice. I've been very happy with my savage axis. I purchased it because my 22-250 doesn't get much use so I didn't want to spend a fortune on a gun I didn't shoot that often. Needless to say it has exceeded my expectations in performance specifically accuracy.

Back on subject.... I don't think the rounds I listed (barnes tsx) would be the best plinking or groundhog rounds . I would go with a varmint type bullet, either the hornady v-max as you listed or the barnes varmint grenade. Take your time experimenting and I'm sure you'll find the right load.
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Varget...work up to max load on the can, and slightly higher IF your gun tells you it's safe to.
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Re: 22=250 load

went to the range today to try some loads with H-380. As Dogface suggested the 38gr shot the best with groups of 1/2 inch at 100yds. I loaded them in 1gr increments and plan on fine tuning it even more.
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