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Shooting a 22-250 long range

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Unread 12-19-2011, 12:38 AM
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Shooting a 22-250 long range

What can make a 22-250 shoot 800+ yards accurate and effective? would a 1 in 10 twist be fast enough for that far?
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    Unread 12-19-2011, 06:42 AM
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    Re: Shooting a 22-250 long range

    I shot a 26 inch 22-250 for many years. I never did shoot super VLD bullets. They were not thought up back then. But Bullet weight determines the twist rate not distance. It is also my humble opinion for shooting 1000 upon 1000's of rounds that .22 caliber is a shorter range rifle.

    If your having a rifle built I would look at the 6mm size in bench rest cases like the 6xc



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    Unread 12-19-2011, 08:55 AM
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    Re: Shooting a 22-250 long range

    some are using a 9 twist and 77s. accurate and effectice? on coyotes?
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    Unread 12-19-2011, 11:40 AM
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    Re: Shooting a 22-250 long range

    I built a 22-250 w/ 1-10 twist. have used it to 700 yds. very well w/60 gr. blts.
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    Unread 12-19-2011, 02:21 PM
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    Re: Shooting a 22-250 long range

    just shot my savage M12 out past 600 yards yesterday with great accuracy. shooting a 52 grain berger. It was quite fun.
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    Re: Shooting a 22-250 long range

    I have a 22-250 AI. 28" barrel, 1-8 twist . 80gr. JLK 3160fps. very accurate out to 800-900yrds.
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    Unread 12-19-2011, 09:50 PM
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    Re: Shooting a 22-250 long range

    I'm shooting one with a 14 twist and JLK 52 gr. LD bullets. These are the highest BC bullet I have been able to find that shoot well in this barrel. I shoot it a lot at 5-600 yards, and took a prairie dog with it at 683 yards two weeks ago. That said, once I get past 400 yards it becomes very wind sensitive. JLK claims a BC of .309. Field shooting, and my ballistics software, say .244 is a much more accurate number. It is, IMO, just not a long range round with the bullets that are suited to this twist rate.
    I have debated having it rebarreled with an 8 twist to shoot 77-80 gr VLD bullets, but would strongly consider going back to the .243, or even a 6.5 of some sort as a more suitable long range round.
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