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Old 08-15-2010, 10:45 PM   #11
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cpttango30 thanks for the load data. And charlie i have never shot any factory ammo through it so i don't know. I have been thinkning about buying some quatlity ammo and seeing what happens. not sure what direction to take if it does shoot poorly?

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Old 08-20-2010, 03:23 PM   #12
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They call your problem overstablizeing the bullets. It come from spinning short bullets to fast. It is common with for this to happen. The heaver bullets with a higher BC. will drift alot less also.

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I would go with 55 gr bullets and H380 powder and try that. That's how H380 got it's name was the accuracy load in the 22/250 (then a wildcat) was 38.0 gr of that powder.

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H380 is a great powder. Try it and see what happens.

Here is a link to most of the sierra manual and all but the heavy 69+gr bullets in Hornady.

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Thanks for the info. I have been looking at diff. Loads and h380 for a powder was one I was looking at. I have still have some other ideas like RL-15 also.

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If the rifle is truly shooting well at 100 yds, I suspect the wind is catching you at 200. There is also the possibilty that you have a parallax problem. If your scope is parallax-free at 100, it will not be so at 200 and there is the possibilty of having this impact group size.
If the scope is OK, set up some windflags and practice with them. GD

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I will do some more investigation into shooting with the windage flags and c what happens. As far as the scope I think I have a book that discusses parallax problems with scopes. I will reread it and c what it has to say thanks again for the info.

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I also shoot a 22-250 with a 1-14 twist and I found what works best in mine are the heavier 50gr. - 55gr. bullets I typically use Hornady or Sierra from the same manual cpttango30 posted I have used the second line with the IMR-3031 with 32.5gr. using a 40gr Remington HP with pretty good results. I am also a fan of RL-15 for my 22-250. I would also agree with cpttango30 story about his friend taking a long time to dial in his load, I sort of stumbled on one of mine by just wanting a quick 100 rounds to go shoot with and found out it worked very well and I tweaked from their. Good luck.

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Not to throw a fly in the ointment, but my father's Savage 22-250 with a 1:12 twist won't shoot anything heavier than a 40gr. bullet, and with your 1:14 twist, I would think you need to go lighter. 38gr. Barnes Varmint Grenade might be a good round for your rifle. Just some food for thought.

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Not to throw a fly in the ointment, but my father's Savage 22-250 with a 1:12 twist won't shoot anything heavier than a 40gr. bullet, and with your 1:14 twist, I would think you need to go lighter. 38gr. Barnes Varmint Grenade might be a good round for your rifle. Just some food for thought.
The 1:14" twist is for use with bullets up to 55 or 60gr. The 12 twist in a 22-250 will get you 63gr.

Twist has less to do with bullet weight and more to do with bullet length than many people want to believe. If you have a 55gr bullet that is shorter than another (Meaning bearing surface) you can use it in a slower twist barrel.
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