Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

need some help with 22-250 powder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Herk30, May 11, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Herk30

    Herk30 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    Rockford, Illinois
    I'm reloading a bunch of 22-250 for a prairie dog trip and ran out of Varget. Of course no one has any on hand and I dont have time to order any. I do have some IMR 4350 but I can't find any data for the Berger 60 grain FB Varmint hp's. I do see on Hodgdons website they recommend 38-40 grains of IMR 4350 for 63 grain soft points. Would I be able to use this data for my Bergers being three grains lighter?
     
  2. redneck2

    redneck2 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    10,141
    Location:
    Northern Indiana
    Typically, you can go to a lighter bullet with the same powder charge.
     
  3. Herk30

    Herk30 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    Rockford, Illinois
    thats what I was thinking, but I couldn't remember for sure
     
  4. Strongbad

    Strongbad Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    692
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    Redneck is right, but your velocities are going to suck. :( That's the downside. You probably can't cram enough 4350 in the case to give decent velocity with the lighter bullets. You can't get your hands on any other fast powders? Obviously there's a myriad of choices but my 22-250 loves Reloader 10x the most.
     
  5. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    911
    Location:
    Medina, Ohio USA
    Invest in several pounds of IMR4064. It's a great powder for that caliber. 4350 is tooooo sllllooowww. :D
     
  6. Herk30

    Herk30 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    Messages:
    91
    Location:
    Rockford, Illinois
    luckily I ended up only having to use 4350 for the last dozen and ahalf rounds. The rest will be just fine. Thanks for the help guys
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page