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#1 Camoghost

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:48 AM

Hello all, I just started reloading so I have a few questions for you Pro's out there. I'm shooting a Rem 700 Varmint in 22.50. I'm shooting a .40 grain horndy ballistic tip in molly using IMR 4064. What is a safe fast load for this gun? Thank you,

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:08 PM

Well, first, do yourself a favor and purchase a reloading manual. I happen to like Nosler's book.Anyway, I do not have a load with the 4064 powder so can't help you on that one.However, my favorite 22-250 load & one I've seen work in several 22-250's is:50gr Nosler Ballistic Tip Bullet36.5 grs RL 15 powder... your charge will likely vary slightlyWin BrassCCI BR 2 large rifle primerO.A.L. = unavailable as I do not want to go out to garage & get it (sorry)Velocity = 3909 fps @ 80 degree tempAccuracy = "5" shot groups "average" 1/4" - 5/8" @ 100 yardsThis load gives the Highest velocity AND Best accuracy I have ever seen in a 22-250... which is what you want in a "hunting" rifle. Other loads may be just as accurate, but won't be as fast in other words.Good LuckFrank

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 06:46 PM

Ask Team .22-250, they should know. I think that's smallblockfuelie and soreloser or Heath and Tim. They'll see this and let you know what works for them.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:06 PM

I use Varget with my 40 grain V-max. I can't tell you what it does on a chrono, though.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:12 AM

Thank you, I guess I'm off to midway to get some new components! :angry: Thanks again,

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 10:28 PM

Did you ever try Frank's load?

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:23 PM

I just picked up some moly coated 40 grain V-MAX. I have'nt loaded any yet though. What kinda pelt damage do they do? That is the main reason i picked them up. Bryan

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:27 PM

Why the moly? Anyway, if you can avoid hitting a bone its pretty minimal. If you can get a full on frontal chest shot and hit center mass you'll almost never have an exit hole.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:29 PM

If you make a good centered shot they should just make a .224 inch hole going in and nothing coming out. The coyote will slosh when you pick it up and will be like jello on the inside.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:24 PM

Isn't that sloshing sound awesome? Anyone who hunts with me has no choice but to listen to it when I get a good shot on one. I hound them until they come to hear!! Good times ....

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:51 AM

Isn't that sloshing sound awesome? Anyone who hunts with me has no choice but to listen to it when I get a good shot on one. I hound them until they come to hear!! Good times ....

We're just sick individuals that's all! :D

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 06:53 PM

Yea, ain't it great?!?!

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:18 PM

Frank, I just found a box of about 200 of those 50 grain noslers; I am going to give that load a try.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:58 PM

Heath, just a friendly reminder to be sure & vary the charge a little... May want to start at around 35gr & work up in 1/2gr increments... I've personally seen & heard/read where this load has varied anywhere from approx 35gr to 37.5 in different rifles...which (37.5) is really HOT for that powder & bullet btw.In all honesty it is my very favorite yote slayer. Whether close or far, it hammers them like Thor... (of course I am really enjoying my 204. Would enjoy it more if my friends would let me have a shot). LOLI look forward to hearing your results... good or bad...Frank




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