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Do we have any "Varmint Snipers" on this site?

I have begun a comprehensive reloading program for my Remington 700 VSF .22-250 Remington.

And since Varget is supposed to work so good in the .308 wcf, I decided to use that same powder to load for my .22-250. In the past I have used IMR-4064, and I got some really small groups with that powder and I got some mediocre groups with the same batch of loads. Bottom line was it was not as consistant as I wanted.

So, a tentative load would look like this:

Case: Remington .22-250, match prepped
Primer: CCI- Br2
Bullet: Combined Technology 55 grain Ballistic Silvertip
Powder: 36.5 grains of Varget
Muzzle Velocity: approx 3650 ft/sec

How does that sound to ya'll? Too much powder? Not enough powder? Wrong primer? Wrong bullet?

Tell me what you think.

Send your pet loads. I am looking for a combination "Varmint/Target" load. You know, one load for all occasions.

Sincerely,
Dave (Bubba) Thornblom
 

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Many years ago and many 22-250's ago I began loading 50 grain bullets and H380 powder. When I got the current 22-250 I was getting ready to go on a Pdog shoot and didn't have a lot of time to develope a load so I dumped 37 grains of H380 in a new Win case with CC! standard primer and a Hornady 50 VMAX bullet. I shot 4 groups and they ran .400, .375, .232 and .545 at 100 yards. Haven't seen any reason to change things. Over the years I have tried different powders and many different bullets in other rifles. I like H380 because it flows so well and I also use it in other rifles.
 

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what did you think about the vsf accuracy and for varminting i was thinking of getting on with leupold vx-3 with varmint hunter reticles
 

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The Remington 700 VSF is capable of astounding accuracy. I have one in .308 wcf and have shot 5 shot groups of around ahalf inch or a little smaller. The one I have in .22-250 has shot groups of 1/4" or a little smaller all at 100 yards.

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bonk said:
what did you think about the vsf accuracy and for varminting i was thinking of getting on with leupold vx-3 with varmint hunter reticles
The accuracy of the stock VLS stunk. In fact, I got it very cheap because the original owner couldn't get it to shoot. The action bedding was horrible, the barrel contacted the stock on the sides, I couldn't measure the trigger pull because it was off the scale and the scope mount holes were drilled off center. All of those things are easy to correct but you shouldn't have to correct things on an $800+ rifle. The only problem I have with it now is barrel fouling. It coppers up after fifty rounds or so and must be cleaned. I did shoot a prairie dog with it at 836 yards so it ain't all bad.

I love Leupold scopes but I don't like that Varmint Hunter reticle. My buddie has one and I used it a bit on a Pdog shoot. The problem with any reticle of that type is that it is only good for one load. If you change bullets or velocity, it's off. You are much better off turning knobs to adjust for range. I do like the mil dot scopes for windage but thats about all.
 

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It coppers up after fifty rounds or so and must be cleaned.
Have you tried the Tubb's Final Finish or any of those "compound" bullets that smooth out the bore? I used a set on my AR-15 and it really helps to reduce fouling overall.

I suppose those the 22-250 and that small bullet would be even higher velocity than a 55 V-Max in .223. I guess copper fouling just ge's worse as the velocity increases.
 

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which is better rem vsf, vlss, vls or sps v all in 22-250 i want a gun that can shoot out to 500 meter/yards and i want to put a leupold 4.5 - 14 x 40 or 50 with varmint hunter reticles
 

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I think any of them can be made to shoot well at 500 in that caliber. I don't have enough experiance with all of them to be a very good judge. I'd trade my VLS for a Savage 6BR in a heart beat. Since I started shooting the 6BR I've just about given up on the 22-250.
 

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SemperFi said:
jerrschmitt said:
It coppers up after fifty rounds or so and must be cleaned.
Have you tried the Tubb's Final Finish or any of those "compound" bullets that smooth out the bore? I used a set on my AR-15 and it really helps to reduce fouling overall.

I suppose those the 22-250 and that small bullet would be even higher velocity than a 55 V-Max in .223. I guess copper fouling just ge's worse as the velocity increases.
I did fire lap a .223 and it came out pretty good. I might try that with this gun.
 

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I won a rifle match last weekend with my 700 vsf .22-250 and this load.

Case: WIN .22-250 match prepped, 1.902" long
Primer: CCI-Br2
Bullet: 55 grain CT Ballistic Silvertip
Powder: 36 grains of Varget
COL: bullet seated .025" from touching lands

The match was 10 shots at 100 yards, 10 shots at 200 yards and 10 shots at 300 yards. All groups were shot benchrest at 200 meter German ring targets that the schuetzen shooters use.

at100yards it was a cake walk, at 200 yards your dope is important and watch the wind, at 300 yards dope is very important and you really have to watch the wind flags closely and either wait the wind out or hold off the appropriate amount.

Next time out, if the wind is not too bad, I want to try that target at 400 yards with that same load.

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Dave (Bubba) Thornblom
 
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