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I've got a tang safety M77 in 22-250 that I've been working some loads up for.

here's 10 shots at 300 yards


 

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I took the 22-250 out again yesterday with a few more loads. It's getting better a little at a time. I had one 5 shot group off the bags that was a little over 3/8".
 

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That looks like an excellent rifle and load 2400. I don't own a 22-250, but the most accurate handload I ever crafted was for a friend's 22-250 which was a Remington 788. Cheap rifle but it was a tack driver. The load kinda suprised me too!:D
 

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That’s pretty impressive!

Here’s what I did to a real prairie dog from 550 yards with my Savage 112FV in .223:



.22-250 is a great caliber and I am ashamed to admit I don’t have one, but I may just be rectifying that situation very shortly.
 

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Now I believe the .223 is a good round-quite a lot of damage-what kind of bullet? Aside from that-I got to hold and cuddle an 8-year old prairie dog Monday-snuggly as a puppy-never even saw one except on TV before that...lady works rehabilitating animals and releasing them-this one has been her pet since it was 2 weeks old. I know they ruin a rancher's day.
 

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Geez, bunzo! What were you trying for a Texass heart shot?!?!? ;)

Several years ago, I believe it was 1997 a friend and I went to Wyoming for our annual antelope hunt. My rifle/caliber of choice is a Model 77 tang safety .270.

Stoked with a handload (I can't remember exactly) using IMR4831 and Seirra 130 gr boattails for antelope. BUT also, had a varmint load using Hornady's 110 gr hollowpoint. I'd have to look up what other componets I used. Anyway, this was for coyotes. And the point of impact wasn't but a half inch off from the 130 grain antelope loading.

One day we came to a prairie town so we hauled out our rifles. I popped off a couple dozen prairie dogs using those 110 grainers. MANNNNN!!! Those loads just cut 'em in two!

Popped a coyote yesterday mornin' with my CZ .223. Used factory ammo for that due in part because I need to get my reloading bench built and setup here at the house. Nailed that puppy at about 150-170 yards right behind the shoulder as he was quartering away from me. He dropped like his legs were cut out from under him... jumped up and did a somersault and then fell down and laid there. When I got to him he was dead.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Ruger Packer


My rifle/caliber of choice is a Model 77 tang safety .270.
Stoked with a handload (I can't remember exactly) using IMR4831 and Seirra 130 gr boattails
I bought my M77 .270 Win. new back in early 1975. First thing I did was to get the action epoxy bedded and the barrel floated. It has always been an incredable tack driver! My load of choice over the years has also been 4831 w/ 130 gr Seirra boattails. I haven't found anything better.
 

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The load was a 55gr HP from Cabela’s bulk bin over 19.5 grains of IMR 4198 @ a little over 3,000fps using Winchester once fired brass. I had dozens of kills at 500-550 yards and a few at 680-685 yards.

My son was using a Remington 710 in .270 Winchester and factory ammo, and he scored a hit on one of the little buggers at about 70 yards that spread PD body parts over 4200 square feet. (We paced it off)

Here’s part of him:



I am beginning to feel guilty about hijacking this thread; that wasn’t my intention…..honest! It’s just that this thread is rubbing up against my favorite subject: Small bore rifles and long ranges.

So, back to the main thrust of the thread:

My monitor is old and weak, much like me, so I can’t quite see the kind of groups is shows. Could someone enlighten me about the disbursement and placement from 300 yards? It looks like the hits are high and right just a skosh?
 

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Sheepdog: I almost forgot to add!

Did you hear about the lady in Wisconsin that got bit by a prairie dog she had as a pet and got bubonic plague?
 

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quote:Originally posted by bunzo351

My monitor is old and weak, much like me, so I can’t quite see the kind of groups is shows. Could someone enlighten me about the disbursement and placement from 300 yards? It looks like the hits are high and right just a skosh?
I put the new Leupold on the gun, bore sighted it, got it on paper, shot and sighted it in. Went up and changed targets and shot this group. The maximum distance center to center of the group was 1.73". I'm still polishing this load a little, I think I can tighten it up a little more.
 

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What was the load? I just bought a 22-250 and haven’t even started to work up a load.
 

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quote:Originally posted by bunzo351

What was the load? I just bought a 22-250 and haven’t even started to work up a load.
Remember I worked this load up in MY gun. It's on the warm side, so reduce it and work up.

This is an accurate load that I've used in several different 22-250's, hope it works for you too.

42 gr H-414, Rem 9 1/2M, 52 gr Sierra BTHP, Nosler brass
 

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Gotcha. Saved to hard drive.
 

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What is it with you two? 2400 can't drive-Bunzo's hard to drive-oh, well-22-250 must be a screamer-got a picture? How many fps and is it big enough for deer? I remember certain nocturnal hunters used .22 Hornet long ago---what kind of range would you get with that one?
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

What is it with you two? 2400 can't drive-Bunzo's hard to drive-oh, well-22-250 must be a screamer-got a picture? How many fps and is it big enough for deer? I remember certain nocturnal hunters used .22 Hornet long ago---what kind of range would you get with that one?
SD, I can't drive because I just had my left knee reconstructed. My 22-250 IS a screamer, 52 gr bullet @ 3947 fps. With the right bullet it would work fine for Deer. Here's a pic...

 
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