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    22-250 vmax

    Hi all,
    A pall of mine who I've been mentoring during his reloading experiences with 308, has recently purchased a Sako 75 in 22-250, unfortunately I have no experience with this caliber.
    As the gun is to be used mainly for vermin with the possibility of the odd Roe he is leaning towards the Hornady vmax bullet some where in the 40 to 55 grain range. The powder that he currently has available (which he is using for the 308) is n-140, or possibly Varget, which from the data all seems perfectly good.
    What are your experiences of these bullets and powders in this caliber? Do you have any alternate recommendations? Are there any peculiar tips for this caliber like case capacity, seating depth, etc

    Thanks in advance
    ​dcg

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    22-250

    Hi DCG-varget is a good powder for this calibre.I use 36.5 grains with a 55 gn bullet and this load has been chronographed at 3560.it is accurate and relatively mild so should be kind to barrel.as usual start 10 per cent less and work up.as regards seating depth all chambers are different so a bit of experimenting will be required.v max bullets expand well too.regards RichardRichard

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard griffith View Post
    Hi DCG-varget is a good powder for this calibre.I use 36.5 grains with a 55 gn bullet and this load has been chronographed at 3560.it is accurate and relatively mild so should be kind to barrel.as usual start 10 per cent less and work up.as regards seating depth all chambers are different so a bit of experimenting will be required.v max bullets expand well too.regards RichardRichard
    Cheers Richard,
    So no real peculiarities then. I must admit, I thought that for the 40 grain vmax, a faster burning powder such as H4895 might be more suitable.
    ​dcg
    Last edited by DCG; 22-03-2013 at 15:19.

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    Using AMax 52g my most accurate loads on a 22" barrel are:

    41.2 H4350 for 3500fps
    36.4 N135 for 3737fps

    ​H380, R15, Varget & N140 also worked well in load development. My favourite is N135 which unzips foxes with Amax. Usual warning - start low and work up.
    Richard

    Deer Diary

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    N.B. & apologies - I should have said that my 22-250 loads & chrono velocities are with moly coated bullets. Like most things which are 308 based the round is unfussy. Mine are loaded 15thou off.
    Richard

    Deer Diary

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    can't tell you about the 22-250, but in my .223 v max are good rounds expand well and meat damage is low.

    Andy7mm

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    22-250 55gr v max, 35gr H4895 works for me.

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    For 40 & 50 grain VMAX in my 22-250 I use N135 but N140 ought to be ok, perhaps better.

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    there will be a lot of meat damage to the "Odd Roe" if you use v max

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard griffith View Post
    Hi DCG-varget is a good powder for this calibre.I use 36.5 grains with a 55 gn bullet and this load has been chronographed at 3560.it is accurate and relatively mild so should be kind to barrel.as usual start 10 per cent less and work up.as regards seating depth all chambers are different so a bit of experimenting will be required.v max bullets expand well too.regards RichardRichard
    +1 on this load

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