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Sheesh!… Does the search feature work on this new forum? Typed in “22-250” to try and get some pet loads for a new rifle and I get ZERO, NADA, ANI’T GONNA HAPPEN back. I know someone on this board has at least mentioned the 22-250 since it has been in use.

Anyways since the old board is long gone I guess I need to ask a very redundant question. Picked up a new Browning/Winchester 1885 HW in 22-250 (1:14 twist, 26 inch barrel) last fall and now I need to think about working up some loads for her. Some of your-all’s pet loads would be nice to start with.

Thanks in advance folks.
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Both H380 and H414 with 40 to 55 grain projectiles have worked in several of my 22-250's. The powders are also very easy to measure.
 

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my first reloads ever were 22-250

Varget has been the best for me so far. I've used H-380 but found it to be a bit too temp sensitive./QUOTE]

Using the Hornady manual, I found an amazingly accurate load of 35.5 gr H380 and 55 Vmax moly. Used it for years, but never could reach out there like expected and was experiencing blackened necks. Got a chrony and hooked up with GGVG and found I was shooting a 223...well not really but was only running them at 3250 fps! My Hornady manual load was only a grain below max in that book, but newer manuals show max with H380 up to 41 grains!!!

The H380 load was accurate, but I'd experience 3" verticle POI shift in cold weather. I tried working up to a stiff load of H380 and never did get the accuracy I wanted. I switched to a healthy dose of Varget and my accuracy was nearly the same with the 55 vmax moly and velocities up "where they should be" at around 3600 fps.


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.22-250 loads

My experiences closely parallel the replies already made. H-380 was
accurate, very dirty, and very temperature sensitive. I had one near
max load, that got REAL scary, when I wanted to check zero, on a
warm summer day, in preparation for dispatching some varmints. I
don't load H-380 any more.

My brother, bless his soul, was in love with the .22-250 Rem, and when
he died, I got his reloading stuff. He shot IMR 4064 in his .22-250. I
rebarreled my .22-250 Rem, with a 6mm Rem. barrel, and thought I was
done with the round, until I won a Howa Varminter, in .22-250 Rem. at a
DU banquet. I just had to shoot it, to see if it would shoot, so I rolled up
some "couple grains below max" loads, with 4064, and itty bitty groups
appeared at the target. I have since pushed the load up to near max,
and still am getting itty bitty groups, with some excellent velocities,
shooting 50 gr. Vmax bullets. I now have a new .22-250 Rem powder,
and I am back shooting the .22-250.

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38.0 grs. of Hodgon's H-380 and a 55 gr. VMax was my go to load for years and now I use it to fireform my 22-250 AI cases. I think this is one of Hodgon's suggested loads on the 1 lb. jugs of H-380 powder. I also was shooting a 26" barrel.

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Thanks for all the responses, Guys.

I have lots of Varget and plenty of 50 & 55gr VMax’s and 50 & 55gr BK’s so think I’ll try my first loads with those components. IF that doesn’t work out I’ll pickup some IMR4064 and try that.

Have some H380 left over from 20 years ago trying to work up a load in a Ruger 22-250. Never did find a load with that powder the rifle liked, so gave up on the H380. If I remember right it was very sooty, but may still give it a try since so many recommended it.

Thanks again… Larry
 

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Benchmark

Larry

Take a look a the Hodgdon site and Benchmark. You will hard pressed to get much more than 3900 fps with your 22-250 but Benchmark will do it with ease and cleanly. My load is with 50 V-Max and very accurate. It is one of Hodgdon's extreme powder so no trouble shoting it on those real hot days on the PD fields.
http://www.hodgdon.com/data/rifle/22250rem.php
 

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Bechmark! Yes, of course...

Larry

Take a look a the Hodgdon site and Benchmark. You will hard pressed to get much more than 3900 fps with your 22-250 but Benchmark will do it with ease and cleanly. My load is with 50 V-Max and very accurate. It is one of Hodgdon's extreme powder so no trouble shoting it on those real hot days on the PD fields.
http://www.hodgdon.com/data/rifle/22250rem.php
...I've got some of that setting in the powder locker also.
Thanks Oleman; I'll give Benchmark a try too.
 

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I don't have any loads to share, but I do have an answer as to why your search for "22-250" didn't give you any returns. On the old board format there would have been tons of hits, but I think the "old" posts have been lost in the transfer to this new software. However, it is kind of strange that when I did a search, that your post didn't come up as a hit????
 

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A couple of years ago, I shot Benchmark for my 22-250 pd rounds. Accurate, but slow. I now shoot 36 grs of Varget with a 50 gr v-max. It really shoots well in my Tikka. I used to shoot 38 grs of H380 in my old Remington and it shot really well. Varget is now my powder of choice.
 

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22-250 loads

I have a 22-250 in a 40XB rangemaster and it shots well with 37.0 grs. of VV 150. If you can find it? 50gr. Nosler Bal. Tips, Federal 210M's ave. groups are around .370
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22-250 loads

Well, let me see, i hunt coyotes and my favorite load is 36 grains of Reloader 15 a Win Large Rifle primer and RP brass, my bullet is a Hornady 50 grain V-Max. This is about 3600fps and I do moly my bullets. Now I will tell you this. With my rifle I will almost one hole at a 100 yards if I do my part. I love this load and It has not failed me. I hope that I have helped some. Ghost
 
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