Having looked down a few threads and not seen Blaser mentioned, thought I would put my thoughts down about my R93 Luxus in 22.250.
Have had this barrel for two years now (the stock shares itself with a 6.5 x 55
barrel for deer management) previously had a .222 barrel and sold it as I fancied a change in calibre. I had a Krico before I bought Blaser and its double trigger was a constant worry to me when out lamping foxes at night - never seemed to know whether my finger was on the right trigger or even the trigger guard for that matter so I was glad to get shot of it.
Perhaps what I like about the Blaser is the ability to change barrels over in less than a minute and indeed change the scope over for the appropriate calibre without losing zero.
I shoot with a Nightforce 12-42 x 56 for the 22.250 with PES moderator and a Swarovski. 6 - 24 x 50 with the 6.5 x 55 barrel.and a PES moderator and swivell Harris bipod.
With this 22.250 I first tried Nosler 55g ballistic using Varget at 100 yrds and one load made up with Varget almost put hole in hole - rushed back home to duplicate this wonder bullet and try 5 shots at both 150 and 200 yds.
The groups started to widen at 150 yds to around 1.5 inches, I had done everything right, the barrel had been cleaned, waited two minutes between shots increasing by a minute for each subsquent shot, I inspected the target and noticed that the holes were not exactly round. Put the target out to 200 yards and the grouping was terrible - but I did find the problem, the bullets were losing stability in flight. So made up some rounds with H414 and the groups were good throughout the ranges. However if you are a homeloader you will know the feeling when I thought that perhaps I should try
yet another powder, so along came H380. This was the powder that Hodgson made and put through his 22.250 with 38 g of powder and was astounded by the results hence the name H380. So I thought if it was good enough
for...................and that is exactly the weight I put through mine I now use a 55g Combined Technology silver tip. 12 thou back from the lands which gives me a longer COL than I should have (Ho hum) using Norma Brass.and
Federal Gold Medal Match primers
The Blaser (no matter what model you get) is expensive, but you get what you pay for - german engineering, No its not a bench rifle its a hunting rifle and everything feels right when you handle it which in turn gives the shooter
confidence. Some of my friends have a Remmy, Styr, Sako and a Tikka - I have shot them all - can't knock any of them but always glad to pick up my own again - it come down to that feel in your hands.
Here is a piccy of a target I shot today with 5 shots - rifle is zeroed in at 200 yds but could'nt be bothered to walk the
muddy field that far, so just clicked it down for 150 yds
I have never shot bench rest so have no idea even how to measure a group - the lines on the target are 1/2 inch apart
if that helps anyone. I just think for an old codger (60+) tis good enough for charlie in the engine room.
This pic is the offending weapon.
And finally my new baby - the one on the left - sold the one on the right
have you had a 22-250 before any more load data
No, afraid not, this is my 1st 22.250.
However before I decided what powders etc to select, I referred to an American guy called Steve - he appears to have shot just about every calibre you can think of - the arch duke of anoraks!! However I have emailed him a few times and can honestly say he is one good guy.
If you have hours to spend his web site is well worth a read - he is very thorough. If you look at the following page of his and click on .224 you will will then see (amongst many) 22.250 rem which will perhaps give you some ideas.
But do take the time to read all his blurb - he has got humour with it!!
Awesome Peter! outstanding groups, bloody nice rifle too.
Always with the negative waves Moriarty, always with the negative waves.
I have shot the .308 version of this, kicks like a mule tho
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hi i cant seem to look at the pics . I was thinking of a blaser r93 varment in 22/250 . would love to see pic of it .
The Krico you had had looks like hw60j are that the same gun just with a difrent name ?
I am looking to start loding my 22/250 sound like thay can be hard you get things right , why did your bullets loose stability ?