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Old 07-25-2011, 06:23 PM
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long range 22-250

I have been trying to figure out my next rifle build and I have idea. I have a Savage m12 varmint rifle with a 1 in 12 twist. I have all of the reloading supplies for this caliber and am trying to keep the build as cheep as possible. I am looking to buy a Savage prefit barrel at 28 in finish length with a 1 in 7 twist and shoot 90 grain bergers. it would be a barrel and stock change with minimal reloading supplies need to buy.

I am looking for some input on this type of project. there is not a lot of information out there that talks about this type of round. hoping someone out there could give me some good information. I personally think it would be a great gun for varmints, and antalope with a lot of longrange rock kills.

very interested in what you guys think

thanks
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:40 PM
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I have been trying to figure out my next rifle build and I have idea. I have a Savage m12 varmint rifle with a 1 in 12 twist. I have all of the reloading supplies for this caliber and am trying to keep the build as cheep as possible. I am looking to buy a Savage prefit barrel at 28 in finish length with a 1 in 7 twist and shoot 90 grain bergers. it would be a barrel and stock change with minimal reloading supplies need to buy.

I am looking for some input on this type of project. there is not a lot of information out there that talks about this type of round. hoping someone out there could give me some good information. I personally think it would be a great gun for varmints, and antalope with a lot of longrange rock kills.

very interested in what you guys think

thanks
I shot a .220 swift for years, three of them actually. Very similar to the 22-50. I shot deer and antelope both with that caliber out to 600yds (neck shots only on the long one's).

Funniest shot I ever made on large game was a doe I killed with my Ruger #1 .220 swift. I'd been watching her for two hours and it was getting dark and she was grazing ina wheat field and just wouldn't get side ways or look up. Finally I whistled and she didn't raise her head but about a foot and a half off of the ground and looked at me.

Pulled the trigger and she did a complete back flip. The bullet had passed through her voice box, ran up between her wind pipe and throat and exploded when it hit her dead center in the spine.

The heaviest bullets I ever used were I think 55 or 60gr Ballistic tips.

It'll do.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:08 PM
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Re: long range 22-250

the 22-250 ackley improved is a great cartridge and minimal casing stretch. same balistics as the 220 swift.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:10 PM
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Re: long range 22-250

do I just fire form my 22-250 cases to get the ackley case?
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:34 PM
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Re: long range 22-250

Yes,load a normal load and seat the bullet to lightly touch rifling,that helps minamize stretching. Inspectect cases after to make sure you don't have any cracks around the neck.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:02 AM
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Re: long range 22-250

I have a 220 swift ai that shoots the 80 amax around 3300 fps on a mild load. This thing is like a laser and is hard to beat when it comes to getting the vaminting done. The .224 caliber and heavy bullets going fast are hard to beat when it comes to rock chucks and yotes. As for the 90 gn bullets I personal would go for the 220 swift ai just to get the full advantage fo the 90gn. If you go 22-250 go with ai for the extra velocity and extra case life.
Hope this helps
Eric
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:27 PM
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Re: long range 22-250

thanks for the information guys. greatly appriciate it. I am really going to look into the 22-250 AI.
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