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Old 07-25-2010, 12:18 AM   #1
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Having problems working up loads for a Remington 22-250 SPS 26" barrel. Have tried 40, 50 grain v-max and now have 52 grain HPBT all bullets are hornady. And shooting Varget for powder charge. Winchester cases and primers. The problem is at 200 yards plus there is no group to speak of. But at 100 all bullet holes touch. I've been struggling with this rifle for over a year now. Look for any and all advise.

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Old 07-25-2010, 01:59 AM   #2
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Having problems working up loads for a Remington 22-250 SPS 26" barrel. Have tried 40, 50 grain v-max and now have 52 grain HPBT all bullets are hornady. And shooting Varget for powder charge. Winchester cases and primers. The problem is at 200 yards plus there is no group to speak of. But at 100 all bullet holes touch. I've been struggling with this rifle for over a year now. Look for any and all advise.
Mr. Dave,

A more heavy bullet will resist wind as long as the twist of the barrel is one in nine or below. Was there wind when you were sighting in? I assume the barrel is a bull type based on the length. The 22.250 might be considered an overbore so did you purchase the rifle new? You will have to free float the barrel which means that you will have to run a piece of paper down the barrel to see if clears the stock up the receiver and use a wood rasp to relieve any stock touching the barrel.

Your loads should start at 10% below maximum and work up from there. There are more tricks that you can try if the rifle is new but is it is used, sell it. Please free to contact me if you need to.

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Try some 55 gn. bullets. I personally will not use liter bullets in a .22-250. While the velocity looks impresive the low BC of the bullets makes them unsitable for shooting at longer distances.

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Yes its a bull barrel, I have tried all powder grain combinations that my books list (hornady, Lyman) both are new and updated. Yes this gun was bought new. Has been free floated. Which makes a diff but not to the degree that I am having problems with. At 200 yards there is no group on a 6" target. Would my homerolled have that big effect? The thing I'm not understanding is at 100 yards I have a nce group with holes touching. And 200yd it's all over the paper? Could my bullets be destabilizing?

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Old 07-25-2010, 07:16 PM   #5
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Here is my pet load shot through a post 64 model 70 sporter barrel orange tip Nosler 55 grain push with 28 grains of IRM 3031 mixed brass and primers loaded with a Dillon 550 progressive loader it shoots 5/8 to 3/4 groups all day long ive killed foxs and coyotes at 500 yards with this load shoot the eyes out of rabbits at 200 hundred yards. even with a crack stock and loads measured with an automatic powder measure i dont think i can do better then this give it a try. at 28 grains its at the bottom of the load data at 3198 fps

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Old 07-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #6
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The twist rate is 1-14"

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You may want to download some free software here to calculate the best bullet weight for your twist rate.

Ballistic Software - JMK's Home Page

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Do factory loads act the same as your reloads?
Sierra BT bullets have been a favorite of mine for accuracy.

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Try some 55 gn. bullets. I personally will not use liter bullets in a .22-250. While the velocity looks impresive the low BC of the bullets makes them unsitable for shooting at longer distances.
I totally agree, 55 grains is what I use too.
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40 gr bullet are pushing the limit at 200 in my eyes. I shoot 50gr V-Max in my 223 and 300 yards shots are easy. Never met a 22-250 that wasn't picky. Great round but every one I have ever seen the owner says it took a lot of work to get it shooting great.

It may be the rifle. Had a buddy that took 2 years of tweekin to find a good load for his 22-250 sps.

Try different powder. Varget is a powder i don't hear much about in the 22-250.

Sierra list 36 gr of RL-15 for the accuracy load with 50gr bullet CAUTION THIS IS A MAX LOAD BACK OFF TO 34.5GR AND WORK UP.



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