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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: DubThomas] #16498921 10/04/21
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4064 is all i have ever used in my 22-250. Never had a need to try anything else.

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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: DubThomas] #16523058 10/13/21
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Anybody ever use Ramshot Big Game in the 22 250?

A friend of mine has asked me too work up a load in his gun and I have 55 gr Sierra GK's and 55 gr Nosler BT's in my stash. I don't have any H380 and not going to try and find any.

Powders on hand that should work are 4064, 4350, Varget, R15 and Big Game.

Nosler load data shows good results with BG.


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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: DubThomas] #16523364 10/13/21
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Top load with Big game worked for me.

I got the very best barrel life with AA2700, one of the coolest burning powders on the market....if you can find any. I got the shortest barrel life with R#15, 4064, and Varget. P. dog towns and chuck shooting will teach you a thing or two on what powders eat up a barrel.

Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: AU338MAG] #16524093 10/13/21
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Originally Posted by AU338MAG
Anybody ever use Ramshot Big Game in the 22 250?

A friend of mine has asked me too work up a load in his gun and I have 55 gr Sierra GK's and 55 gr Nosler BT's in my stash. I don't have any H380 and not going to try and find any.

Powders on hand that should work are 4064, 4350, Varget, R15 and Big Game.

Nosler load data shows good results with BG.

That's good to know. I have about 6 pounds of that powder on hand and down to 4 pounds of H4895. Can't imagine using anything other than H4895 in my 22-250 though.
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Finally decided to work up a load for my Tikka Varmint.

I may just look into Big Game loadings though.


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: DubThomas] #16524368 10/13/21
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4895 or 4064. The 4350 will probably work but isn't going to be optimal, you'll likely lose a lot of velocity.

It sounds like a deer load so I can't see the need for picking the 4350 just because you have 8# of it unless you plan on shooting thousands of deer.

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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: Crow hunter] #16524507 10/13/21
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Originally Posted by Crow hunter
4895 or 4064. The 4350 will probably work but isn't going to be optimal, you'll likely lose a lot of velocity.

It sounds like a deer load so I can't see the need for picking the 4350 just because you have 8# of it unless you plan on shooting thousands of deer.

I think where a lot of us are on this subject is using what powder is available. If the op has 8 pounds of a certain powder and it will work for him, then that may be the best option. Then it isn't cutting in to some of the other powders he only has 2 or 3 pounds of and maybe that 2 pounds of powder works very well for something else he loads for. As it is, I handload for a buddies 22-250 and 2 of my own. I save the H4895 for myself because its an optimum powder for that cartridge. I do a little experimenting with his rifle and since he supplies his own bullets (he likes to run 40gr Noslers) it makes it that much easier. I've tried H380, 4064 IMR4350, and most recently TAC and CFE223. Good thing is I recently found some CFE223 and it was cheap...
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You can bet your azz that when he says, "hey can you load me up some 6.5 Creed" I don't go dipping into my H4350 either... Right now it's about using what you have on hand and making the best of it with smart choices...


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: keith] #16525518 10/13/21
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Originally Posted by keith
Top load with Big game worked for me.

I got the very best barrel life with AA2700, one of the coolest burning powders on the market....if you can find any. I got the shortest barrel life with R#15, 4064, and Varget. P. dog towns and chuck shooting will teach you a thing or two on what powders eat up a barrel.


AA2700 is the same powder as H414 or Win 760., in case you didn't know.


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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: DubThomas] #16525987 10/14/21
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I always use 3031 and 4895 in mine


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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: AU338MAG] #16534043 10/16/21
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Originally Posted by AU338MAG
Anybody ever use Ramshot Big Game in the 22 250?

A friend of mine has asked me too work up a load in his gun and I have 55 gr Sierra GK's and 55 gr Nosler BT's in my stash. I don't have any H380 and not going to try and find any.

Powders on hand that should work are 4064, 4350, Varget, R15 and Big Game.

Nosler load data shows good results with BG.


Yes Big Game 55gr. Sierra BlitzKing // Lapua brass - 38.5grs. // Winchester brass 39.5grs. , CCI-200 .


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Re: 22-250 Alternate powders [Re: DubThomas] #16534103 10/16/21
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No one mentioned it, but lately I loaded up some AR Comp for a 22.250 I am loaning to a handicapped military vet I know, family friends...

55 grain Hornady, and the rifle is a Stevens 22.250....that combo made little bitty 5 shot groups at the range....

Lee being handicapped can shoot a buck or doe, so I am pretty sure he will have venison sausage in the near future...

He can shoot okay for a Navy guy....


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