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  • #16
    I am going to try a new load in a new 22-250 also. I saw H380 before but assumed it was for the anemic .380 Auto pistol, so I always grabbed other powders. A buddy told me that H380 was developed for the 22-250. I guess that 38 grains of it will get you 3,800 FPS. In the rifle they used to develop the powder. So, I am starting around 36 gr and working up. Good luck to you! Oh, 52 gr Berger bullet.
    Last edited by Ledslnger; 06-02-2018, 15:37.

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    • #17
      Ledslnger, From the Hodgdon website: H380

      This was an unnamed spherical rifle propellant when Bruce “B.E.” Hodgdon first used it. When a 38.0 grain charge behind a 52 grain bullet gave one hole groups from his 22-caliber wildcat (now called the 22-250), he appropriately named the powder H380. H380 is also a superb performer in the 220 Swift, 243, 257 Roberts and other fine varmint cartridges.


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      • #18
        I have been working so many hours trying to get corn planted the last few days have not had time to do much of anything, and hay is right around the corner.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Rockydog View Post
          Ledslnger, From the Hodgdon website: H380

          This was an unnamed spherical rifle propellant when Bruce “B.E.” Hodgdon first used it. When a 38.0 grain charge behind a 52 grain bullet gave one hole groups from his 22-caliber wildcat (now called the 22-250), he appropriately named the powder H380. H380 is also a superb performer in the 220 Swift, 243, 257 Roberts and other fine varmint cartridges.


          Basically exactly what my friend told me. I have a pound to mess around with and a bunch of different bullets.

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          • #20
            I have a friend that is going to give me some 50, 52, and 55 grain .224 Sierra bullets. I am going to try them once I get everything set up. Going to try the IMR 4895, and he is going to give me some H380. Will try them all and see what they do.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Rockydog View Post
              Ledslnger, From the Hodgdon website: H380

              This was an unnamed spherical rifle propellant when Bruce “B.E.” Hodgdon first used it. When a 38.0 grain charge behind a 52 grain bullet gave one hole groups from his 22-caliber wildcat (now called the 22-250), he appropriately named the powder H380. H380 is also a superb performer in the 220 Swift, 243, 257 Roberts and other fine varmint cartridges.

              Interesting fact I wasn't aware of RD. Cool, thanks for the history lesson. Looks like I have another powder I need to try in the 22-250..

              HBC

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              • #22
                Ok need some advice, thinking on a load for the 22-250, I am going to be shooting paper and varmints. 300 yards is about the longest shot I will be making. So do I need to try and get all the speed I can get, or can I use a little lower load. Looking to use IMR4895 and H380. I have some Sierra 55 grain game king, 52 grain Sierra hpbt, 50 grain Sierra blitz king, and some 50 grain Hornady V-max. I have been shooting Hornady 50 grain V-MAX factory ammo and it shoots very well.
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                • #23
                  Just pick a starting load and go, I wouldn't worry about max speed, often you're going to find best accuracy somewhere near the middle. Barrel will about last twice as long @3,500fps as 4,000fps and at 300yds, nothing will notice difference.
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                  • #24
                    Well healing well, after the surgery on my arm. Going to start experimenting with 22-250 loads, and loading for my 243. I am ready, till the end of next month and have the same surgery on my right arm.
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                    • #25
                      I hope everything heals well. How is the haying going with one arm?
                      I would start low and stop when you get good groups. My 22-250 is plenty fast at less than max.
                      Last edited by rocirish; 07-25-2018, 12:16.

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                      • #26
                        Doing well thank you. Going to start one grain above the lowest and go up in half grain intrevles. Going to do three batches at a time. Will go shooting if the rain ever stops. 7 inches of rain in three days.
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                        • #27
                          Funny thing, I've never seen rain or snow effect groups, seems like it would deflect bullet? I'm guessing visibility's effected enough, you can't shoot far enough to notice difference.
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                          Since it took 26th Amendment to change voting age, expanding rights under 14th Amendment. Why doesn't same requirement, to restrict rights, extend to 2nd Amendment?


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                          • #28
                            Ok, so I just traded the Savage axis 22-250 for a Remington 700 BDL 243. I liked the 22-250 caliber, but always wanted the 700, and 243 is a good caliber. Now I am going to work up a good load for it. This gun is going to mainly a range gun.
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                            • #29
                              What twist barrel does 243 have? If it's faster than 1:10, should be ~ 1:9.25, go with either 107gr SMK or 105gr Berger Hybrids, working up to case full of slow powder like H1000, Retumbo, IMR7977, IMR8133, or Alliant's 4000-MR. Any of these powders, will put you near 3,000fps and bullets carry well to 1K.
                              Columbia Falls, MT
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                              Since it took 26th Amendment to change voting age, expanding rights under 14th Amendment. Why doesn't same requirement, to restrict rights, extend to 2nd Amendment?


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                              • #30
                                Robert's advice is pretty sound but you need to be very careful in working up slow powders in the .243. Do not start lower than the powder manufacturer's starting loads. Slow powders and low starting loads are a recipe for S.E.E. type problems. RD
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