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    Load development 22/250 fast twist

    I have just had my 22/250 Rem back with a sporter/fluted Bergara barre 1 in 9 twistl. I am shooting 65 Game kings with 36 grains of Varget. It shoots pretty well and is chrono'd at 3300. Does anyone have any load advice, I started at 33 grains and workedup in 0.5 grains. I am going to try the 75 A max also. Any tips on load gratefully recieved.

    Cheers Steven

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    Steven
    0.5 grains is quite a big step, have you tried going up in smaller increments? Secondly, have a look at this forum: http://forum.accurateshooter.com/index.php?board=8.0
    Good luck. JCS

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    i get 3650 fps outa nosler ballistic tip 39 grain h380 cci 55 grain if this helps
    inch high at 100 shoots out as far as my scope will see lol hope this helps
    ps my tikkat 3 i think is 1 in 10

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    Thanks Gents. I am looking for loads for heavier bullets hence the 1 in 9 twist. I will try the 75 grain A max. Any load suggestions for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenjames View Post
    Thanks Gents. I am looking for loads for heavier bullets hence the 1 in 9 twist. I will try the 75 grain A max. Any load suggestions for that?
    Try dropping alan (sir slots alot) a pm,he had great sucess with his 22-250 and 75gr vmax.
    dave
    p.s look on the tube at him shooting 75gr vmax

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    Attachment 17657 Here's a table of suitable powders for 80gr bullets that was sent to me on request in 2008 by Walt Berger. Hope it helps.

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    Thanks for the replies gents.

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    Hi Steven, Though not a 22-250 man, I load other calibres. Only advice here is some heads may not handle the high velocity and high twist rate. I recently bought an american mag - Varmint rifles - rifles and cartridges. Jam packed with loading data and plenty 22-250 stuff. US$ 5.99. No month listed, but says Display until 31 Aug 12. I will be reunited with the mag next week if you need any data from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenjames View Post
    I have just had my 22/250 Rem back with a sporter/fluted Bergara barre 1 in 9 twistl. I am shooting 65 Game kings with 36 grains of Varget. It shoots pretty well and is chrono'd at 3300. Does anyone have any load advice, I started at 33 grains and workedup in 0.5 grains. I am going to try the 75 A max also. Any tips on load gratefully recieved.

    Cheers Steven
    This is an unusual line of enquiry on here. There's very little call for fast-twist .22-250's using heavy match style bullets. It's the sort of question which you would expect from the target shooting fraternity, but this group use .223 rather than .22-250. This cartridge is over the MOD range limits so it's relatively unexplored as a match calibre.

    Google "Pet Loads" by Ken Waters. There is a series of later supplements to the original book, each of which cover a handful of recent cartridges and cartridge developments. One of these covers his experiences with a rebarrelled Ruger .22-50 - (1 in 8" from memory) against the standard 1 in 14" number, with a list of the loads he used.

    I wasn't aware of this, but he said that fast-twist barrels actually produced lower velocities than standard twist versions. I'll post more details if I can find my own copy.
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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