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  • .22-250Rem Is On The Bench

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    Next is the Sierra 52gr, BTHP Match bullets. My only load for the .22-250 is IMR 4320 - I am not listing the volume. I got the load from Ground Hog hunters who shoot thousands a year and have experimented with other powders over the years. IMR 4320 works best for me.
    The rifle is my Remington 700 LH heavy barrel with a Burris 6X24 scope. Target is 5 rounds. I can get them to about 400 to 500 yds if the field growtn is not too tall and I can see them. Shooting off the truck with mySako. The Remington 700 actually shoots better so I sold the Sako. Bob is shooting a 6mm and a 8X leuopold in a Ruger 77 with a Douglas barrel.
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    Nice rig Jim, nice group as well. What velocity are you getting with that load. The only problem I see is you have your bolt on the wrong side ! Lol just kidding , that a nice looking rifle !

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pmacc60 View Post
      Nice rig Jim, nice group as well. What velocity are you getting with that load. The only problem I see is you have your bolt on the wrong side ! Lol just kidding , that a nice looking rifle !
      I don't want to mention load and velocity as I am breaking one of my own rules and loading outside normal range. The rifle handles it but I would not try it in any other rifle.

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      • #4
        That’s fair , your only breaking the rules if the pressure signs are showing and I sure your paying attention.

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        • #5
          At what range were you shooting?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by crm3006 View Post
            At what range were you shooting?
            100yds....

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              Originally posted by crm3006 View Post
              At what range were you shooting?
              This is one place we shoot. I sold the Sako for the Remington.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                Click image for larger version  Name:	IM000345.JPG Views:	14 Size:	88.1 KB ID:	783246 Click image for larger version  Name:	IM000347.JPG Views:	13 Size:	85.0 KB ID:	783247 Click image for larger version Name:	22-250.JPG Views:	0 Size:	896.1 KB ID:	783233 Click image for larger version Name:	50 cal ML.JPG Views:	0 Size:	1.41 MB ID:	783232 Got my brass ready to start loading. I use the small SS rods in my tumbler to clean. Add hot water, a little Dawn and some Lemon Shine. Takes about an hour. Does a decent job on the primer pockets.
                Next is the Sierra 52gr, BTHP Match bullets. My only load for the .22-250 is IMR 4320 - I am not listing the volume. I got the load from Ground Hog hunters who shoot thousands a year and have experimented with other powders over the years. IMR 4320 works best for me.
                The rifle is my Remington 700 LH heavy barrel with a Burris 6X24 scope. Target is 5 rounds. I can get them to about 400 to 500 yds if the field growtn is not too tall and I can see them. Shooting off the truck with mySako. The Remington 700 actually shoots better so I sold the Sako. Bob is shooting a 6mm and a 8X leuopold in a Ruger 77 with a Douglas barrel.
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                jimbo,

                The top photo is a righthanded*, wood stock rifle on a pickup.
                The photo above the target is a left handed, synthetic stock rifle on a bench.

                Which is which?

                * - or the photo is reversed

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                • #9
                  Looks like fun jimbo. I've been using the Hornady 55g Vmax in the 22-250 with Varget. That load will shoot but it depends on how good the barrel is. The 55g Nosler B-Tip (not the Varmagedin) is also great if you want to pay more.

                  My understanding is that IMR 4320 has been discontinued. I prefer Varget anyway because of its temperature insensitivity. I often start a p-dog shoot at 70 degrees in early morning and by noon it's 95 degrees. My impact point changes by about 6 inches at 600 yards with a temperature sensitive powder.

                  I've gotten to the point where I only tumble my brass in the steel for 20 minutes or so. I've noticed that if I run them longer, the front of the necks get damaged to the point where I have to chamfer them all over again.

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                  • #10
                    From DakotaMan- " I've been using the Hornady 55g Vmax in the 22-250 with Varget. That load will shoot but it depends on how good the barrel is....."

                    Ditto on the Varget and 55gr. Vmax. I think the 55gr. NBTs are just as accurate as the Vmax bullets, but right now, I will take anything I can get, and can't get anything!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DakotaMan View Post
                      Looks like fun jimbo. I've been using the Hornady 55g Vmax in the 22-250 with Varget. That load will shoot but it depends on how good the barrel is. The 55g Nosler B-Tip (not the Varmagedin) is also great if you want to pay more.

                      My understanding is that IMR 4320 has been discontinued. I prefer Varget anyway because of its temperature insensitivity. I often start a p-dog shoot at 70 degrees in early morning and by noon it's 95 degrees. My impact point changes by about 6 inches at 600 yards with a temperature sensitive powder.

                      I've gotten to the point where I only tumble my brass in the steel for 20 minutes or so. I've noticed that if I run them longer, the front of the necks get damaged to the point where I have to chamfer them all over again.
                      My load and rig shoot beyond my expectations so I doubt I will change anything. I can just about keep up with my hunting buddy (in Pic.) with his 6mm. We get over 500 ground hogs a year, sometimes a 1,000. My barrel is about 1500 rounds so far so I have a way to go.

                      I like the little SS rods, never had a problem with case mouth edges. Are you doing this in water and soap ?
                      BTW, I was thinking of making up some loads with some of the rods in them. That should do a heck of a cleaning job on the barrel. Of course reduced powder charge under cotton. Oatmeal might be another load to try.
                      Years ago I bought a set of bulllets from Gander Mtn, I think. It had undersize a few .001 bullets and three different grit paste compound. A glass slide included to roll the bullets to coat them - load and fire. I have never tried them as the snake does a real good job for me. I took great pains to lap the barrel of my Remington 700 so I can get 30 or 40 + rounds before I run a swab through.
                      The right hand Sako in the pic. is also a 22-250. I sold it as the Remington 700 shoots circles around the Sako. I could buy 2 Remingtons for the price of a Sako.
                      Last edited by jhjimbo; 10-19-2021, 03:17 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Yup... warm water, Dawn and Lemmy Shine. Just like you. Does a great job. It's not the cartridge that delivers precision; although some do a better job than others. It's a combination of the cartridge, the bullets, the bedding and the shooter. For max precision, the trigger helps too. The 22-250 is one of those that delivers. Its velocity also eliminates some of the interference of wind and weather too. A fine cartridge indeed. It is excellent for fox, coyote and antelope hunting where the velocity makes the average running shot much more predictable because of the small lead.

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                        • #13
                          I started yars ago with the .225 Winchester that also shot excellent. I had the savage 340 rifle with a big ass Weaver scope.

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