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22-250 1 in 14 with 60gr NP's???

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:40 AM
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Re: 22-250 1 in 14 with 60gr NP's???

They should work fine. I've been hand loading the 60 gr. Nosler Partition in my 22-250 for deer hunting for years. I've shot whitetails out to 400 yards with them. I haven't had to shoot one twice yet. I've always gotten an exit hole. The key is bullet placement, no marginal shots.

Don't try to shoot any bullets heavier than that or they will keyhole.
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Re: 22-250 1 in 14 with 60gr NP's???

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try em out they'll ether shoot or not and there's only 1 way to be absolutely certain. If they don't work you can look at Hornady 55gr W/cannular. It's quite a bit tougher than the Vmax making for a really boring varmint round, but that also makes it less destructive on larger critters like coyotes and speed goats. I haven't tried it on deer though.
I only own three 1:14 twist barrels these days and all are either .223 or .222. I'd dropped 35lb. coyotes at 250 yards without a hitch using the 55 grain Vmax. I'd think that bullet in a 22-250 ought to be good for almost 400 yards if not 450 yards on a windless day. I never could get real small groups out of them in the .222 barrel, but still got .62" groups. Of course that could also be the guy pulling the trigger! On the otherhand I did try several 60 grain bullets in an experiment with the .223, and never shot worse than .75" groups and never shot better than .60" groups. Problem I saw was that they were becomming unstable at 275 yards and further. Kinda looks like the 55 grain bullet is about it.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:29 PM
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Re: 22-250 1 in 14 with 60gr NP's???

I've tried so many different bullets in mine, oddly every 55gr load I've tried have all had 1 thing in common, 40.5gr H380 and a CCI250 just drives tacks, it's kind of odd to my way of thinking that working up loads for different bullets of different manf, and different designs that as long as the bullets weight stays the same, I always ended back at the same place with my powder and primer. I guess my rifle just likes the powder, primer and bullet weight. Vmax for rodents and 55gr/W cannular for everything bigger, even holds the same zero. I spose I should just stop looking for something better and go with it lol
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Re: 22-250 1 in 14 with 60gr NP's???

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Problem I saw was that they were becomming unstable at 275 yards and further. Kinda looks like the 55 grain bullet is about it.
gary
The difference is that even with the same twist, the 500-600 fps advantage of the 22-250 over the 223 gives the bullet enough extra spin to stabilize the 60 gr. bullet at least until it goes sub-sonic around 750 yards.
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