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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought one and was wondering if anyone out there reloads there bullets , is it cheaper to reload or buy factory and what works the best.My dad has a reloader just have to buy the die.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 12:16 PM
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Re: 22-250

if you got brass you can reload at 1/3 cost of factory
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 01:47 PM
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i just bought some stuff to reload for my 22-250...

100 nosler ballistic tips and sierra blitz kings are cheaper for 100 than you can buy a BOX of factory ammo...those are 2 of the more expensive bullets (without going to match bullets) and you can buy 250, 500, and sometimes 1000rd packs of those bullets a fair bit cheaper..but 100rd boxes ran about 20$ each...

dies will be 30$ give or take..

7000gr of powder in a pound..with a 40gr charge thats 175 loads...thats 15 cents of powder per shot at 25$ a pound..

primers run 3-4 cents a piece for what ive seen federal match primers go for..

i dont factor in brass prices..even when buying nosler or Lapua..

so thats so 20 cents, 4 cents, and 15 cents..so say 40 cents per shot...and thats on the higher side...shoot cheaper bullets and you can shoot pretty dang cheap..and if you spend the time working up a load, you'll have a much more accurate load..which means more dead critters and better long range shooting...

in the end reloading doesnt save money...it allows you to shoot more ammo cheaper...but most guys just shoot more...

i started because of my 35 whelen...accubonds ran 55-60$ a box of 20! i reload for under 20$ per box...

reload 30cal accubonds for like 15$ a box..

the process isnt difficult..i learned myself with online help from a good buddy...

a 22cal you can load for pretty cheaply..they make many cheaper bullets than what i listed..but i know the prices of those as thats what i bought last nite and what i'll be shooting..if my rifle likes one of those 2 bullets and im pretty sure she will...
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Re: 22-250

Give 36-37 grains of Varget a try, under a 50 grain pill with a Federal 210 match primer.

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Re: 22-250


Mine is happy with 50gr Nosler BT's and IMR4064 on the warm side in a Ruger #1 VS.
Dont go for a barn burner at first, the 22-250 is pretty impressive even with a moderate load. Find the most accurate, the bullets are moving fast enough to do what is needed.

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Reloading if you have the equipment would be cheaper in the broadest sense of the term.
You will shoot much more with reloads, and components are not cheap.
Some deals are better than others; find out the rate of twist of your barrel, this will give you a starting point. As to a lighter or heavier bullet.
I buy my bulk bullets from mid-south shooters. It all depends on what you want out of the rifle.
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Re: 22-250

38.0 Grains of H380 under a 52 Gr Berger Varmint. Shoots under 1/2 MOA, closer to 1/4 MOA most times.
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39.0 Grains of H380 under a 55GR Noslar Bal. Tip out of a Remmy 700 Heavy Barrel 26" shoots 1/4" or better, actually twice was one hole 3 shots 100 yards
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Reloading is a lot better in every way in my opinion. Better accuracy, cost less, and its a fun hobby. Depending on the twist of your rifle's barrel will determine what grain bullets you can shoot. Both my .22-250's have 1:14 twist so I normally stick with 50gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips. Three powders I like are Varget, Benchmark, and IMR 4064. Good luck and happy shooting.

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i load 40gr. nosler BT with 38gr. H380 and a cci #200 primer

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