Hi all. I just recently purchased a rugar american in 22-250. 22 inch barrel. 1:10 twist. My local gun shop was running a sale on them. Brand new with a burris fullfeild E1 4.5×14 scope, mounted and bore sighted for $550 out the door. I couldnt pass it up. Ill start by saying i don't expect this rifle to be a tack driver. I dont beleive rugar made the americans to be so. I have a browning x bolt in 22 250 that IS a tack driver. I bought the rugar because my buddy and i have recently gotten into predator hunting heavily. The x bolt was given to me when a very close friend passed by his father. I wouldnt be able to live with myself if something ever happened to it while hunting. Back on track, the most accurate load i found in the browning was 55 gr nosler varmageddons, behind 38.7 gr H380, in winchester brass with cci primers. Itl hold 1/2 MOA out to 350 yards. then 1 MOA out to 450. Ive never gone past that on a paper target, but dropped a fox at about 500 yards last year with it. My rugar does not like that load, and gets worse as i drop powder. Pushing pressure limits i can get 3.5 inch groups at 200 yards. Factory ammo wont even hold 4 inch at 200. I dont currently have any other bullet weights on hand because the noslers always worked out of my other rifle. I have an array of powders. Im just asking if theres anyone who owns one of these rifles in 22 250 who could give me a starting point? Or if theres anything simple i could maybe do to the rifle to tighten things up just a bit? I generally hunt no further than 500 yards. Most scenarios are within 250. Like i said before, i dont expect this thing to shoot anywhere near my browning, however i feel it should he tighter than it is now.