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Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: T_O_M] #14232582 10/26/19
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Originally Posted by T_O_M
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RL 7 is the top choice for 40 grain Plastic Tip bullets...


Really?

Hmmm. I have an 8 pound jug o' the shyte and currently nothing to shoot it in. Hmmm.


Lyman 47th edition manual...

33.5 grains of RL 7 with a 40 grainer...

Steve's reloading pages.. http://stevespages.com/224_7_40.html
recommended 33 grains...

In mine.... MV is in excess of 4250....

and then there is a very nice 35 grain Nosler Lead free....the length of the average 50 grain Plastic tips..
it likes that RL 7 charge it seems also..... MV in excess of 4400 fps...

when it hits varmint things, it thinks its an M80 instead of a bullet...




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Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14232687 10/26/19
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With a 1 in 14, where's the top end, 50 grainer's?

Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14235911 10/28/19
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Originally Posted by Kenneth
With a 1 in 14, where's the top end, 50 grainer's?


It depends on the length of the bullet, not just the weight.


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Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14237433 10/28/19
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Ken, I have shot 60 Nosler Part. in my rifles with no problems... 70 Speer are designed for the 1-14... I also shoot alot of 63 Sierras and 64 gr. WW.. Never had an issue with 55's, but never used the plastic tipped ones only in 50 gr... These do all I need done in that caliber...


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Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #14240051 10/29/19
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Appreciate all the advice guys, thanks.

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Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14240708 10/29/19
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I just worked up a new 22-250 load for a 1-14" Remington 788. with 24" barrel. 36gr of W748 WW brass, Fed 210. 55gr Speer flat base soft point. Next 200 yard range trip will tell if it is a keeper.


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Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14240925 10/30/19
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I also have a Stevens 200 in 22-250 that I bought for a “beater” rifle. I did quite a bit of stock work to it to include glass bedding and installed a Timney trigger.
I tried several different powder and bullet combinations and it shot about everything consistently right at MOA but I couldn’t get past the 3/4 mark and then I tried 55 grain Nosler BT’s with IMR 4064 and oh my......groups shrank to 1/2 MOA and stayed there!

Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14247372 11/01/19
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In my Remington M 7 Predator, 1-14 twist, I am currently only using one load.....a 40 grain Nosler BT and 39.5 grains of Varget. Shoots like a laser out past 300 yards, and kills the snot out of a coyote. If I ever quit using that one, I'll go back to a 52 Speer HP and either H380 or W760 powder........................and large rifle primers.

Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14261154 11/06/19
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I’ve always used 55BT in my pdog rifles and H4895. Always go back to 50BT in my coyote rifle. Two years ago switched to 8208 in my yotie rifle. Shoots the same tiny groups but about 100fps faster. 50BT almost never exits on a coyote saving the hide. Just bang flop and a dead coyote. I have had a few dies that just wouldn’t seat a bullet straight in 22/250. Bought a Redding comp seating set and groups size cut down by better than half. I’ve shot and seen shot probably 2-3 dozen coyotes with 50 and 55vmax and 58 .243 vmax....they are hell on pdogs but just fly apart on the fur of coyotes. Often end up shooting another gaping hole in them to finish them off. If I could have only two CF rifles without a doubt one would be a 22/250. I’ve had good luck with varget,4064,8208, and H4895.....but probably 85% of the time I’m using H4895. Good luck!

Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14263251 11/07/19
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Back when I first got my Ruger MkII Sporter I worked up a load with the 50 V-Max and H380 that fall. Worked great. Got it out to shoot next summer when it was 90+ and blew a primer. I pulled everything I had loaded and started over. Out of all the combo's I tried, regular 55 Hornady sp, with or without cannelure, over H4895 turned in the best groups and still does. Best I've found so far with 50 V-Max in this rifle has been Benchmark, but still not as tight as the 55 sp load.

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Re: Any tips for load workup on 22-250 would be appreciated. [Re: Kenneth] #14264303 11/08/19
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My most accurate load was a 52 grain Speer hollow point and H4895 powder. Haven't loaded that in years because the coyotes arrived and ate all the groundhogs. If I were starting today, I think I would just go with a Hornady 55 grain soft point and Tac or Big Game.

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