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Old 03-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
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Lol okay like coyote size if so try 55s see how they group in your gun if they don't do good then try some others till u find the right grain that groups best for u.

How well did the 50s do?

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My 50s are 3 shot groups I can cover with a quarter, but every once in a while I'll get some stragglers which Im sure is my fault, not the guns.

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This is science, meaning if you do certain things under certain conditions you will get certain results. A big part of the fun of loading your own ammo is trying different combinations of components. You can try different powders and measurements of it. You can try different bullet types and weights. You can try different bullet seating depths. For rifles I usually try different powder load changes in one-half grain increments.

I know all of this sounds rather general, but as you load more ammo you will become more familiar with the process. I might add that I recommend always following the powder charge guidelines listed for the bullet you are using.

Good luck with your reloading. I think you will enjoy doing it.


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My 50s are 3 shot groups I can cover with a quarter, but every once in a while I'll get some stragglers which Im sure is my fault, not the guns.

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Lol then y do u want to change grains a good 50gr bullet will drop a dog on the spot

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I believe most 22-250 rifles have a 1:12 or 1:14 twist rate and prefer the lighter bullets. I would start at 45 grn and see what it does. 55 grains is pretty much the top end for a 1:12 and my .223 rifle does not like them too much. I went to 45 grain and am not changing. The 1:14 twist would prefer 45 grains or less but every rifle is an individual and you never know what they are going to do until you shoot them. Yours just may like the 50 grain bullets.
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Lol then y do u want to change grains a good 50gr bullet will drop a dog on the spot

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I wasn't actually want to change, I was just wondering what the difference would be. I got started on 50 grain just because that was the only box the store had. Lol so I was just wondering and trying to learn a lil bit. And this really has helped.

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I wasn't actually want to change, I was just wondering what the difference would be. I got started on 50 grain just because that was the only box the store had. Lol so I was just wondering and trying to learn a lil bit. And this really has helped.

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Lol well going from 50 to 55 might not be that noticeable idk cuz I went from 45 to 55 and u seen how that went

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Lol well going from 50 to 55 might not be that noticeable idk cuz I went from 45 to 55 and u seen how that went

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True. I think my gun shoots great with the 50 grain. So I'll stick with that to be safe. And I have another off the wall question, does anyone know the effective range of a SKS? I own two and I have yet to really notice what long shots I can take accurately.

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True. I think my gun shoots great with the 50 grain. So I'll stick with that to be safe. And I have another off the wall question, does anyone know the effective range of a SKS? I own two and I have yet to really notice what long shots I can take accurately.

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Don't know much about the sks but the round should be good out to 125 150 area but then again I think of the 7.62x39 as a plinking round more then anything lol

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Don't know much about the sks but the round should be good out to 125 150 area but then again I think of the 7.62x39 as a plinking round more then anything lol

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That's what I use it for, I have killed a few hogs with it at short ranges. My lil cousin uses it for deer and had a pretty nice 9 point with it last year at about 75 yards and I have been wondering ever since.

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Don't know much about the sks but the round should be good out to 125 150 area but then again I think of the 7.62x39 as a plinking round more then anything lol

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That's what I use it for, I have killed a few hogs with it at short ranges. My lil cousin uses it for deer and had a pretty nice 9 point with it last year at about 75 yards and I have been wondering ever since.

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Its bout a 30-30 equivalent. Good out to bout 150-175 yards

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