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Ambrose
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Posted - 01/16/2018 :  7:20:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have two new-to-me .22/.250's: A Ruger 77 and a Sako Forrester. Both are older, standard sporters and, no doubt, 1 in 12" or 1 in 14" twist. I would be interested to hear your pet loads.

Edited by - Ambrose on 01/16/2018 7:20:59 PM

charliemeyer007
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USA
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Posted - 01/16/2018 :  8:11:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All my stuff is 1000 miles and 5 months away. 55 gr bt and H380 come to mind.
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Mobuck
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10539 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2018 :  08:14:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd start with a common 55 gr flat base soft point. When I was using a 22/250 full time, my pet load was the 53 grain Hornady flat base match HP and IMR 4895 at max load(maybe a wee bit +P). This was super accurate in a 1-12 Rem 700 but was hard on cases. That part wasn't a big deal since I lost most cases in the deep snow anyway.

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Hawk Carse
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Posted - 01/17/2018 :  10:25:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Without delving into recipes, my Ruger 77V does well with H414 and 52 gr SMK. Magnum primers for the spherical powder.
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62fuelie
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USA
985 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2018 :  4:11:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Browning '85 actually shoots very well with Hornady 60 gr. V-Max's with 33.5 grains of 4064 and CCI 200 primers.

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guntech59
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New Caledonia
21419 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2018 :  11:01:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My notes are at home but, my Savage 110 is accurate and consistent with IMR8208XBR and a 50gr Hornady VMAX.

But, truthfully, I have done dozens of loads in that rifle and have not found one that goes over 1 MOA.

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