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Postby Fourthwind » Sun May 18, 2008 12:39 pm

I have been using the 50 grain Hornady V-max moly's. Barrel exit speed is about 3900 in my 22-250 1-12 twist. Cut's P-dogs in half at 500 yards. I can't see changing my loads when I get that kind of performance. 100 yard groupings are sub MOA.
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Postby Smokewagon » Sun May 18, 2008 7:33 pm

Forthwind, how do you get 3900 with a 50 gr. bullet? Is your 250 an Ackley, or have a 30"Full Choke barrel???
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Postby Fourthwind » Sun May 18, 2008 9:52 pm

38 grains of reloader 15 in a standard 22-250 clocked in at just under 3900 average. pretty boring load really. no signs of over pressure at all. I have a Savage 24" bull barrel. I could likely press it further, but the round groups very consitant at this speed. Like I said I hate messing with a good thing. :mrgreen:
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Postby Smokewagon » Mon May 19, 2008 7:09 am

Interesting. My 250's max out at around 36.5 of R15, and the velocity is right at 3700, using 50 VMAX's or BT's. You must have one of those "fast" Savage barrels.

Out here the moly craze ran its course years ago, and you don't hear guy's mentioning it much anymore.

BTW, I was able to field test the .204-26 and .223-36 VG's on some p-dogs this weekend. Some of the targets were pretty well obliterated, while others simply plopped over. With this observation, its hard to really get a grip on if these VG's will show any consistancy. Since they cost more than the poly-tipped bullets, and are not as accurate, its hard to justify buying them.
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Postby Fourthwind » Mon May 19, 2008 7:51 am

I got the load from the Alliant website. The moly's are one of those things you either hate or love. You do have to clean your barrel a bit more often, but I get less copper fowling and better velocities and accuracy with them. To get that same velocity in a non moly bullet, I had to go to the 45 grain .224 bullets. I found I had more wind issue's with the lighter bullets. Which is one of the reasons i haven't gone to the 204 around here. Wind is a constant issue this time of year, and especially when your shooting 300 to 600 yards. My record for this load and gun is 875 yards. I want to see if I can better that this year :mrgreen: I am dying to get out for P-dogs right now, but until My daughter is born here in a couple weeks, I am grounded LOL
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