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Would like to play with other options on working loads for my Rem700 VS.......What are your favorite powders for this grand old cartridge??
 

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Hey Paul,

H 380, BLC II, and Varget.

Hard to get a 22-250 to shoot "bad"! LOL

Later, Mark
 
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I've got the blc2 and some varget. What about IMR4895?
Got a friend up in the northern part of state invited me to groundhog hunt with him. No shortage of those of those whistlepigs up there like there are my area.
 

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Hey Paul,

Never used the 4895 in the 22-250. Always thought the "sticks" would be a bit of a chore, to get into the .22 caliber case. (sometimes they take a bit of tapping, to get into the 30-06)

Just my thoughts. You will be very pleasantly surprised by the accuracy of the BLC II. (Varget is good) 55 gr bullet at 3500 fps. Short work of the groundhogs.

Later, Mark
 

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4895 (and H380) is good for all bullet weights. As Mark mentioned a lil tricky to get cases filled. Put a 55gr. VMAX over 34g IMR4895 for appx. 3500fps.
Watch for exploding woodchucks. :eek:
 
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I also have good results with Varget and H 380 in my 22-250's, with a slight edge accuracy wise with the 380. My rifles shoot better with 52 and 53 grain bullets than with 55's. Just started using CFE 223. It works well in the 223/5.56 and looks promising with the 22 250.
 

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H380 & IMR 4064, I have used IMR 3031,too. :cool: My rifles too shoot better with the 53 gr BTHP Sierra bullet. ONE inch groups at 300 yards> years ago when I could see! I had a 6 x 18 Redfield on a short action Remington 700 BDL. Prarie dog killing sonuvagun!
 

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I use Varget, my shooting partner uses AA2460. We both have Remington VS rifles. Fortunately I have a large stock of Barnes VLC 50 gr. hollow point bullets. The Hornady 52 AMAX shoots well but not as well as the Barnes.
varget 22-250.jpg

At 100 yards this happens with boring regularity.
 

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Sorry about reviving a Lazarus thread but one unmentioned powder that works well in my .22-250 is IMR 4320.
 
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