reloading 22-250 ?

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Smitty62
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Postby Smitty62 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:20 am

What works for me is 36.0 grains of H380 and a 50 grain V-Max. So accurate it is almost monotonous. Primers are Winchester or CCI.

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Postby WyrTwister » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:59 am

loic wrote:I have lyman 49th edition, I ordered the collet die set which should arrive in a few days,
im still trying to figure which bullet, powder and primers to go with...


Depends on what you want to do with the rifle .

If it is accuracy , buy match bullets .

Hunting , match bullets may or may not be what you need .

Primers , I buy what is on sale and available .

Powder , I personally prefer extruded / stick powder over ball powder . But , others are the opposite .

All else being equal , look for mac velocity in the book .

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Postby loic » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:10 pm

hunting will be the primary use. from what I have been reading, 50 / 55 grains for the bullet is what work the "best " for this caliber. seems that the varget and CCI 200 ( i think) are also the most popular.
I do not have any experience with with rifle primer, but for my handguns, winchester's primer where the easiest to sit and never had any problems. I had 1k also of the remington which were a little "harder"to push in. the cci small pistol, from what I read, are harder (thicker).

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Postby WyrTwister » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:49 pm

loic wrote:hunting will be the primary use. from what I have been reading, 50 / 55 grains for the bullet is what work the "best " for this caliber. seems that the varget and CCI 200 ( i think) are also the most popular.
I do not have any experience with with rifle primer, but for my handguns, winchester's primer where the easiest to sit and never had any problems. I had 1k also of the remington which were a little "harder"to push in. the cci small pistol, from what I read, are harder (thicker).



Without knowing the twist of the barrel , I can not say how heavy / long a bullet it will be happy with . To my knowledge , just about all the .22 caliber center fire rifles will work OK with 50 -55 grain bullets .

The heavier bullets are typically used at " longer range " .

What will you be hunting ?

We have prairie dogs around here but I do not know any land owners that I can ask for permission to hunt ?

I have n AR with a 24" SS bull barrel that I would like to try out on PD's .

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Wyr

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Postby myloadm61 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:37 pm

Some rifles with the slower twist(1-12) will shoot the 62gr bullets. You'll just have to try them and see. 55gr typically shoot very well in the 22-250.

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Postby loic » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:59 pm

its a 1-14. coyotes will be the goal for now, but the closest I got them to come ( the first and only time they came to my call...) they stayed at about 250 yards, which at the time was to far to take a shot. Im trying to get them to come around 150 yards

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Postby WyrTwister » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:16 pm

loic wrote:its a 1-14. coyotes will be the goal for now, but the closest I got them to come ( the first and only time they came to my call...) they stayed at about 250 yards, which at the time was to far to take a shot. Im trying to get them to come around 150 yards



On a good day & good ammo , you ought to have a fair chance at 250 yards .

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Postby myloadm61 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:44 pm

I've smoked quite a few at 250 yrds with my 223 and the super-accurate 22PPC. Love that PPC!!! :lol:
You shouldn't have a problem with the 22-250 at 300yds.


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