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i've had problems with my 22-250 Nef handi rifle distorting the once reloaded cases really badly and it has been concerning me pretty bad. I finally I called my local gunsmith and he asked me to bring it out to him so he could have a look at it. He checked the headspace and other problems he thought were possibe. Finally he decided that there was nothing wrong with the gun. The biggest thing he was stressing was that it was a break action and to be careful with how hot I was loading the gun because he thought that might be my problem. When I got home I checked my loading manuel to see exactly what psi I did have. What I found suprised me. The powder I was using was Varget and the lowest load was producing pressures of 61,000 psi compared to the other powders that averaged around 55,000 psi. I belive that this may be the whole problem. Has anyone else had problems with forget in a NEF chambered in 22-250?
 

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Not in a 22-250 , but had it in a 223 with too hot of loads :oops:
 

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Handi's are known to do better with just below max loads. If you want some detailed info about reloading for them send Fred M. a PM.

And you might want to shy away from the heavier bullets. My handi rifle in 223 doesn't like anything above 55gr. The 45 gr. HP WWB(Win. White Box) does the best in my handi.

If you want to know the rate of twist in your 22-250 check the FAQs in the H&R/NEF Centerfire Forum.
 

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You may have already thought of this, but remember that a load that is
max. at say 70 degrees will be way over if it is over 100 degrees in
Georgia like it is here in Arkansas! I have found this out in the past by
loading varmit loads in the early spring To max. for my summer varmit hunts & then when I start shooting them I would find out that they were
way too hot!
Just a thought
 

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yes sir nomosendero, been there done that too! Loaded some varmint rounds while laid off in February that shot GREAT. Blew primers in July and August! Had to work up all new loads.
 

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yep

Im 50 grn bullets so Im not really heavy bullets. As to loading max I never even go to that point with these loads they started giving me trouble to begin with! Im going to start using IMR 4350 that produces pressures of about 43,000 psi so I think Ill be alright.
 
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