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22-250 Remington

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CptnAwesome, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. WVRJ

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    My old Remington 788 shoots great with CFE-223.3900 FPS with 52 grain Hornady A-Max bullets,and the most accurate powder it shot.Sadly,it's the only rifle that was as accurate with that stuff as it was with anything else.Half a dozen 308's and 223's that I tried it in didn't shoot as accurate with it as Varget or IMR 4064,but I never had any pressure problems.
     
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  2. mljdeckard

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    The very first rifle cartridges I loaded were 22-250, 55 gr v-max over 38 grains of H-380. 1/2" at 100.

    Done, right? ;)
     
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  3. lordpaxman

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    I’ve always loaded something in the 55gr range. The Nosler 53 varmageddon, or 55 vmax or SIE HPBT all are really good shooters in my BDL. I’ve always used IMR4895 but haven’t tried a lot of the others mentioned here. Interesting what Nosler says is the most accurate for them.

    https://load-data.nosler.com/load-data/22-250-remington/
     
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  4. Bfh_auto

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    CFE223 is definitely my fast accurate powder. IMR 4064 is my OMG that's accurate powder.
    I've found that CFE works best on the ragged edge. It's definitely not for the faint of heart.
     
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  5. bluetopper

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    IMR 4320 is wonderful in 22-250.
     
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  6. docbrown

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    H-414 and H-380 both have returned good results for me. Remington 700.
     
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  7. joed

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    Every powder mentioned will work well in the .22-250 and give good accuracy. The only thing I'll add is I've had bad luck with ball powders in this cartridge. First powder I tried was H380 and it gave great accuracy in the summer. However, in Oct when temperatures cooled off I noticed POI changed. When it changed again the next month I moved on to Varget. Had the same problem with W760 in another cartridge.
     
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  8. CptnAwesome
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    Wow .. There are a lot of powders mentioned in this thread, I was not expecting so many
     
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  9. Bfh_auto

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    That is the joy of a 22-250. Anything from benchmark to W760 will give you a serviceable load with middle weight bullet.
     
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    I like to use temperature-insensitive powders, which means most all ball powder offerings are off the table. Of the temp-stable powders, H4895 is my favorite for 55gr-75gr bullets.
     
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  11. Kevin Rohrer

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    I wonder how many hundreds of threads there are on this exact same subject. The Search feature works wonders.
     
  12. CptnAwesome
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    I'm very familiar with the search feature. And used it for weeks before asking this question But I always enjoy getting up to date info from my High Road family. It's why forums are still active.
     
  13. ColtPythonElite

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    I would guess 90% or more of the topics have been discussed before. It would be a boring place if we didn't have active discussions.
     
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  14. Bfh_auto

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    There are new powders and bullets available every year. The best combination changes from year to year.
     
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  15. LOLBELL

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    I wonder how many hundreds of times an OP has got this response when he had used the search feature and decided to make a post to try to find new information.

    My load is a 50 grain VMax pushed with H414 t0 about 4100 FPS. The gun is a Tikka Varminter with a 14 twist. I could not get it to stabilize anything heavier. With this bullet and load, I get a ragged hole at 100yards. It does minute of 1/2 liter water bottle out to 700 yards.
     
  16. Kevin Rohrer

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    And yet every new thread on this subject yields the same powders and bullets. :cool:
     
  17. LOLBELL

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    I’d bet the farm every question posted here in the last couple of years has already been asked at some point. I got the same snide remark about 5 years ago when asking a question here. Since that time I’ve pretty much quit asking on here. I still lurk around here and will make a few remarks here and there’ but I’m afraid anything I ask will have already been asked 10 years ago and I MIGHT find it find it with the search engine.

    I guess it just irritates some folks when an OP asks a question that was previously asked.
     
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  18. horsey300

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    One powder addresses both of these simultaneously, staball 6.5!
     
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  19. Bfh_auto

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    I do a Google search with "the highroad" tacked to the end of it. If I don't get a good answer, I ask.
    Don't let people who are being rude stop you from learning from the ones who don't mind.
     
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  20. CptnAwesome
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    Not the same powder and bullets ... as you can see in this thread.

    However....

    Not sure if you're aware but you have spent more time and energy harping on "search function" than you would have just skipping over this thread and actually giving your precious advice to those who need it.

    But your advice was "use search function"

    Advice noted....I'll do that from now on ...

    But same to you... Use search function and see what's already been posted. Don't comment on threads posted on this subject.

    Win/Win for us all right?
     
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  21. CI_Hillbilly

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    What kind of velocity are you getting?
     
  22. Bfh_auto

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    With a 53 VMAX, I'm getting 3990 in a 22" barrel.
    I'm getting that well below the listed max powder charge.
     
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