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Old June 13, 2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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250 Savage

Does anybody have a "light" load recipe for the old 250 Savage?
I looked in some newer books I have but it's not listed (probably due to the cartridge's age)
I'm trying to help a new shooter get into reloading for the only rifle he owns at this time.
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Old June 13, 2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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What powders do you have available and how light do you want to load?

I used 4895 to load 86 gr bullets down to about 2800 FPS, but that probably wouldn't seem much lighter to a new shooter. I'll look tonight for some much lighter loads, about 22 mag power level.
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Old June 13, 2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Lee 2nd ed lists a load for "87 gr jacketed bullet" using SR4759:

Start gr:18.2gr (2264 f/sec) Do Not Exceed 20.5gr (2515 f/sec, 44,700 CUP) Min OAL 2.515"

That light enough for ya?
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Old June 14, 2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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Lyman 48th edition:
87 gr jacketed soft point
IMR 4895
min 31.0 gr 2,467 fps
max 34.5 gr 2,882 fps
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Old June 14, 2012, 02:09 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
I have some IMR 4320 & 4350 from 243 Win tests, some Varget for my 22-250 and LEVERevolution for my old 30-30.
So.... looks like we'll pick up some 4895 or S759 (whatever LGS has) and start there. I think the bullets he has are 87gr, but I'll verify this before we head to the LGS. Bob is the type not to purchase a specific tool if he's already got something that can be made to work so this 250 Savage which has done deer & hogs for his brother will be forced now to "do it all" including woodchucks for Bob. Hopefully the "I need another gun" disease I have will rub off onto him and he'll buy my 22-250.
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