22-250 load data to share

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  1. Farmerboy78

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    Hey guys, I've just put together a 7twist 22-250 on a 700 action. It is a 24" criterion remage barrel. And, I wanted to share some load data with everyone. Remember to load down and work up, as to chamber differences, so everything will be safe.
    I worked exclusively with the 88gr eldm in lapua brass, with 3 different powders, all of which produces sub 1/2 moa groups.

    H4350, h4831sc, h1000

    H4350 produced the most speed @ 2956fps with my accuracy load. Started @ 33gr and worked to 35.5gr where I began to see an ejector mark. 34gr was my accuracy load.

    H4831sc, to me, is the most accurate @ 2932fps with my accuracy load. Started @ 34.5gr and worked to 37.5gr where I began to see an ejector mark. 36.5gr was my accuracy load.

    H1000 gave me the smallest sd of 4.1 and 2904fps with my accuracy load. Started @ 36.5gr and worked to 38gr, just began to crunch powder and hardly any room left. Luckily, 38gr was my accuracy load.
     
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    34gr h4350 is the group that has 44gr written on it. 44gr is a typo.
     

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    36.5gr 4831sc for 6 shots
     

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    while working with 4831sc I found a very accurate load @ near 223 velocity. 35.5gr gave me 2833fps with outstanding accuracy. Thought this would be interesting if someone wanted more barrel life.
     
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    I stepped down to the 69 TMK for a bit more velocity. It's a 24" pencil barrel ruger stainless 8 twist. I use AR Comp and 32 gr netted 3200fps, and it shoots under an inch every time I take her to the range. Can't complain a bit about it, connects on the gong solidly. Gun is a walking 7 lbs scoped rifle.
     
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    We have two .22-.250's with 7.7 twist barrels and shoot Hornady 68 hpbt & 75 ELD's with either H4350, H414, or Re16. Loads are 34.5 to 36.0, depending. A 3rd 7.7 .22-.250 is in the works.
    Velocities with the 75 ELD run close to 3300.

    I am always looking for universal multi rifle powders like for 6mm AI, 6.5-06, .280, 6mm Rem - it looks like I will work on H4831SC with the 75 ELD's. IMR 4831, cheap and abundant at LGS, is another possibility. Sierra has 36.6 grains of IMR4831 @ 3050 as their .22-.250 accuracy load with their 80 MK.

    I like to see bullet holes in felt tip marked paper plates. The .22-.250, with pointy 75 plus grain bullets, is potent.
     
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