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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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.22-.250 Load??

Planning to get a new rifle, a .22-.250 I'm looking to load up some hand loads for it, but my reloading book is a little bit "older" Anyhow, any one know any good loads I can look into for a .22-.250 for long range coyotes?

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Re: .22-.250 Load??

Define Long Range....

I imagine you are talking a factory rifle which depending on brand will get you a 1-12 or 1-14 twist, limiting how big of bullets you can push.

Im running 38 grains of H380 with a 52 gr Berger Varmint and shooting 1/4" groups with it.

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Re: .22-.250 Load??

I want to be able if need be, to shoot 500 yards with it, the tikka that im getting has a 1:14 twist on it.

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Re: .22-.250 Load??

Stay away from ball powder in the 250! Stay with something like imr 4064..you'll have alot less headaches with temperature change.. 300 should be no problem with a 50 grain v-max, after that it gets alittle dicey..need more go to the 24-25 cals..
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Re: .22-.250 Load??

I've tried many powders and bullet, primer combos in my 22-250. I found my favorite. 55 gr sierra blitz king, 35 grains of imr 8208xbr, remington 9 1/2 large rifle primers, winchester brass. I shot a .478 5 shot group with this load out of a factory ruger mkII, only thing I did to the gun was a trigger job, if anything give the xbr powder a try. If u want to see pics of the group I can e mail em to you because I don't know how to post pics here. Good luck and happy shooting.
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Re: .22-.250 Load??

My Savage will shoot 3/8'' in. 5 shot groups if I do my part with the 55 gr Sierra Game King, 33 grains of IMR 8208XBR, CCI 200 and Remington brass.

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Re: .22-.250 Load??

Very Interesting because I'm so new to this, I have absolutely no clue what you guys are talking about, however I am writing it all down for when I go to my one College Professors house he's going to teach me how to hand load, so I'll run these by him. I greatly appreciate the help however. Don't get me wrong, I know What you're talking about just not specifically what you mean. If that makes any sense. Always good to do some research before you do anything.

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Re: .22-.250 Load??

First....put a big X on any 22-250 AI pages in any manual you get....can cause some problems from what I have seen on some reloading forums

My rem has a 1-14 also... 50gr V-Max....CCI #200 LRP
I started at 33.5 and increased to 35.5 grains of VARGET.
My groups got tighter as i increase to, and over 35gr. I also have 36-37 loads that I have not shot yet. but I would imagine my groups should get even better.

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55 grn. Sierra 34.5 grns. IMR 4064
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Re: .22-.250 Load??

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First....put a big X on any 22-250 AI pages in any manual you get....can cause some problems from what I have seen on some reloading forums
What problems if you don't mind me asking? I've been shooting 22-250Imps as well as a few others for 30 or more years without problem one with any of them. In fact I can't recall losing one stick of brass over those years.

Don't believe what you hear or read. Problems with improved cartridge are 99.9% of the time self induced.

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