close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

22-250 12 or 14 twist

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 02-16-2009, 08:51 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 236
22-250 12 or 14 twist

So I am going to buy a 22-250 and want to know if the 12 twist will shoot lighter bullets good enough.

I am going to use it to hunt coyotes 0-400yrds.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 02-16-2009, 09:09 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Posts: 558
    Re: 22-250 12 or 14 twist

    UC,
    If it is a factory rifle you dont have much choice, everyone that I have ever seen has been a 1-14" twist and will shoot as light a bullet as you care to shoot.
    UB
    btw....I like your moniker
    __________________
    Attitude:
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 02-16-2009, 09:42 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Location: Central ND
    Posts: 1,018
    Re: 22-250 12 or 14 twist

    when I had a 22-250 the 1:12 stabilized a 52 amax with 36gr varget really well. I have heard of people using fast twists with light bullets with some awesome results. If I recall the conversation they called the rifle the "Hammer of Thor".


    Brent
    __________________
    "Amazing things can happen when preparation meet opportunity" Richard Schatz


    "The will to win, compares little with the will to prepare to win" Donovan Moran
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 02-16-2009, 10:19 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: SW Florida
    Posts: 236
    Re: 22-250 12 or 14 twist

    thanks for the reply. I can get the Kimber 84 in a 12 twist with a 24" barrel.

    I couldn't really think of any downside but I don't have too much experience with the <45 gr stuff.
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 02-16-2009, 11:01 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: Texas
    Posts: 6,927
    Re: 22-250 12 or 14 twist

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by uncle_creepy View Post
    thanks for the reply. I can get the Kimber 84 in a 12 twist with a 24" barrel.

    I couldn't really think of any downside but I don't have too much experience with the <45 gr stuff.
    The 1 in 12 will work well with 55gr and down . But if you intend to use heaver bullets( 60+)
    you will need to go with a faster twist.10, 9, 8,and even a 1 in 7 if your not loading hard.

    And as Uncle bob said a 1 in 14 is standard in older 22/250s and 220 Swift.

    J E CUSTOM
    __________________
    "PRESS ON"
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 02-16-2009, 11:34 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Central Pennsylvania
    Posts: 4,155
    Re: 22-250 12 or 14 twist

    If you take a look at Savage, they sell their 22-250's with the 1:12 or 1:9 twist. Good luck on your decision. In my experience lighter is generally never an issue. It is when you desire bigger bullets that becomes the problem.

    Tank
    __________________
    Matthew 7:13-14
    "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

    Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

    arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 02-17-2009, 12:31 AM
    SPONSOR
     
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Location: Columbia, MO
    Posts: 1,457
    Re: 22-250 12 or 14 twist

    A 75 grain Amax would be lights out on coyotes from a 22-250, they worked well on deer for me from a 223 out of an AR-15.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: 22-250 12 or 14 twist
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    14 to 1 twist Bill Maylor Reloading 1 06-16-2009 08:11 AM
    Fast Twist VS Slow Twist jwp475 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 05-02-2008 01:00 AM
    1 in 12 twist skitch Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 2 09-25-2007 11:01 PM
    22-250AI 1 in 8 twist or 1 in 9 twist Iron Worker Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 12-09-2006 10:54 PM
    Twist 13.5 fmsniper Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 02-09-2004 03:02 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC