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22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:42 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

I've have been contemplating a 6mm, but (taking numbers from Berger's reloading manual) a 22-250 can shoot a .281 b.c. @ 3072fps. A .243 Winchester can shoot a .278 b.c. @2893 fps.

Doesn't higher b.c. and higher velocity sound better?

(just as a trivial fact: at 1000 yards, the 22 carries more energy.)
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:05 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

Nosler book has
6mm Rem and 243 Win

.315@3300
.365 and .364 @3100fps

Hornady book has

6mm Rem and .243 Win

.355, .381 and .405 @ 3000fps
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:12 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

Those are all G1 b.c's. Bergers are .551 and 547. Anyway, I'd prefer G7's.

When 6mm bullets don't have a higher b.c., I'd just as soon skip up to a 6.5, but I really want to know if that 90 gr Berger is a awesome as it appears.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:28 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

Thanks for pointing out the g7 I overlooked that. I don't know about the 90's performance on game sorry.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:31 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

I would shoot a 6mm Dtac 585bc. The 22's are fun and i hunted with someone running 90 grain SMK's out of a 223 wssm at 3050 and the were hell on speed goats. The 90's can take a little work but shoot great.

For target mostly I would take a good look at a 6br or 6xc
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:36 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

I just crunched the numbers on the 22-250 using a 1:8 twist barrel. At 3050fps which is very attaiable, you can keep the bullet stabilized in my current conditions. My conditions are 558ft, 30.05baro, 35deg, and 72% humidity. It gave a stability factor of 1.02 (from my understanding 1.00 is the minimum number for stability). It's just on the edge of not stabilizing. Using normal summer conditions, it is much better. That is going by the numbers though. In reality, it could be much different.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:46 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

I'm going to get another replacement barrel for my savage model 12, so I would go with a 1 in 7.5 twist. I'm at 4300 ft altitude, so stability shouldn't be an issue.

It's the 57" drift predicted for a 10 mph cross wind that has got my attention. At 1000 yards.
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