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Thread: 22-250 loads with 55 gr. hornady V-max

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    Default 22-250 loads with 55 gr. hornady V-max

    Happy New Year Everyone!
    I have a Rem. 700 BDL, med. barrel and am having a problem getting the 55 gr. Horn. V-max bullets to group. I tried two Hodgdon powders H-322 & H-380, H-380 works great with other bullets. Has anyone else experienced this problem with the 55 gr. V-max bullets??

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    Beginner Reloader 300winmag's Avatar
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    Try using Varget 33Gr. stay right around 3400fps. check the c.o.l book 2.350 mine sets at 2.342 with the 55gr v max. in my rem 700
    good luck
    Last edited by 300winmag; 01-01-2011 at 10:22 AM.

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    Reloading King kodiak1's Avatar
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    All I have ever shot is 55 grainer but I am old fashion and use 4064 powder. I have had great success with it.

    Good Luck Ken.

    Love to Live, Live to Shoot.

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    Super Moderator versifier's Avatar
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    New Hampshire


    I'd try another powder or two before making any decisions about the bullet. You never know. 3031 is another really good choice for the .22-250 with 55gr bullets, as is RL7. My rifles tend to do better with Sierras, and some rifles much prefer plain based bullets over boat tails. Every barrel is different, though. Feed it a good selection of bullets and powders and see what its opinions are.
    If I can see it, I can hit it. Now, where did I put my glasses?

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    All are good choices. My 700 likes Varget so I load it.
    Remember, the gereat thing about reloading is there are so many choices and recipes to choose from. Keep experimenting and sooner or later you will find that perfect combination for your rifle.
    Good luck and keep us posted with your progress.

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    I just shoot 223 AI nowadays but a good shooting buddy has a Rem 700 VSSF and he settled on H-380 with his - I don't know the exact load but he sure kills a bunch of prairie dogs ! It's a 1:12 twist barrel correct ?

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