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doss 04-09-2009 02:17 PM

22-250 re-load
I have a 22-250 that im going to start re-loading. I was wanting to know if anyone had any input on what powder, and blullets tend to yield the most accuracy. The gun is a Howa Varmint supreme w/ a heavy bull and 1/14 twist. I need a good starting point so i dont have to load a ton of shells to find one that fits my gun. Thanks any input is welcome.

cpttango30 04-09-2009 06:24 PM

with that 14 twist you going to want to stick to 55gr or below with 50gr being best for that twist.

I prefer Hornady's V-max bullets. They will make a real mess of varmints. The one thing that hold true is your gun my not like what mine likes. start in the middle and work out.

1hole 04-09-2009 09:47 PM

Try the Hornady or Sierra in 50-52 gr first.

Try either IMR-4064, Varget or H-380 for first powder.

Primers and cases won't matter, they all work fine.

BILLYBOB44 04-09-2009 10:29 PM

22-250 Load
Great varmit cal. I like Hornady V-Max also. In 50-55gr they perform well. For the very best accuracy in my Rem.Varmit, I shoot Sierra 52gr. HPBT Match. I think it is Sierra #1410? BL-C(2), and Varget are my favorite powders in this cal. I keep the loads at Mid-range (around 3500fps), and usually Neck size my fire-formed brass. The Sierra 52gr., with BL-C(2) will give me Head Shots on pennys, at 100yds, if I do my part with the rifle.

doss 04-10-2009 12:44 PM

Thanks guys, thats a lot of help. Went to my local gun store today and got some varget, 55g Sierra gameking HP (thats all they had) and i managed to walk away with a 1000 primers. Hopefully this will get me started and dialed in, I really want to try the hornady Vmax though.

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