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Barnes Varmint grenade 50 grain load PLEASE?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 33rowdy, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. 33rowdy

    33rowdy Member

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    Barnes does not have load data for the 50 grain VG yet. Has any one in here tried any yet for a 22-250 and a 222?

    Powders that I have on hand are;
    H380
    H322
    H4831sc
    IMR3031
    IMR 4198
    IMR 4064
    Win 748
    Unique

    Thanks anyone!
     
  2. MAGNUM44

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    33 grains of imr 3031 works great excellant accuracy, ive been using this load in my rem 700 bdl hv bbl rifle for the past 20 yrs or so , on woodchucks, coyotes , with great results with all 50 & 55 gr bullets expecially v max or any other brands so it should be good for the varmint granades also, another great powder for the 22/250 is imr 4064 & H 380
     
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    ROWDY pick up a copy of lymans reloading manual #48 its a great manual for reloading for all of your needs it is sold by midway usa or natchez shooting supply etc
     
  4. NCsmitty

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    Hodgden lists loads on the canister front, so use that data as something to target. H322 is one of the powders that I use in the 222 with Nosler 50 gr.
    I use 33.3gr. IMR3031 with 52gr. Hornady A-Max in my 22-250.
    You do not need to worry about specific brand loads as a rule if your loads are sane. You need to work up loads anyways for best accuracy. As you probably know, there is no magic load for all.


    NCsmitty
     
  5. stingrr

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    I purchased some of these also, but to shoot out of my AR. I could not find any data for this specific bullet anywhere on the web. So, I sent an email to Barnes, and a day later I got a nice data sheet in the inbox from them.

    :)
     
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    I think that your H-380 would be an excellent choice. I have used up to 39.0 grains with Nosler 55gr. ballistic tips. For a 50gr. Nosler bt bullet, your starting point for a .22-250 would be 37.0 grains (per Nosler Manual). Hope this helps.
     
  7. 33rowdy

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    I sent an e-mail to Barnes for some data. Thanks everyone!
     
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