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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; 2 weeks ago.

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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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        • #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..

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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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