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There are a lot. My favorite uses IMR 4198 with 50 gr Ballistic Tips or VMax and Rem 7 1/2 primers. 19 grains of powder comes to mind, but check a load manual for the min and max.
 

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I second to IMR-4198 load.

I use W-W brass, Remy 7 1/2 primers, 20.0 grs of the IMR-4198 and 50gr Sierra BlitzKings. This load works great in my 700 BDL. Its a pretty common load, but work it up carefully in your rifle. Good Luck. Bill.........
 

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My pet load

In my Rem.700 my pet load is; 50gr. HDY SPSX, 22.5gr X-Terminator. CCI 400 primers in rem. brass. It clocks at 2908 mean.
My other favorite load is 52gr. Speer HP. 22.5gr. AA2015, CCI 400 primers. Both of these are very accurate. The gun seems to prefer the first load as it holds a bit tighter. I have not clocked the second load, but it has killed a lot of gophers....:D
 

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I bet you could get a lot fewer answers by asking if anyone has a bad load!! The 222 eats just about anything. Or at least mine does.


I'm fond of 20 grains of IMR 4198 behind a 50 grain V-Max. Winchester, Remington or Federal cases.
 

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Got a couple of suggestions that might help

Depending on your intended use, I personally prefer to use a 40 grain
Sierra Blitz King bullet. Powders, AA2015, Reloaders 7, H322, IMR 4198
Vith N120 are all good. Remington 7/12 primers does a good job for me
for hunting bullets. By very carefully starting with a lighter load and
very slowly working up and watching fro obvious high pressure signs,
you can really get some outstanding velocity & accurace out of these
powders and a Sierra 40 grain Blitz King. I particularly like this bullet
becasue of the flat base and perhaps a little longer bearing surface
that this bullet offers. The impact is devasting. Good luck.
 

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I've tried 748, R-7, 10x, IMR-4198, and Benchmark behind the 40BK. They all shot real well. Just pick a powder you like in this speed range and chances are, your 222 will like it too.
 

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As others have said, there are many good powders available for the .222. I shot these targets just last weekend with my custom barreled Sako L461 and Leupold 6.5X-20X scope. Besides the loads listed, I am also fond of the Hornaday 40 gr. bullets with RE-7 and H335. :D


 
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