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22-250 Bullet tumble?

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:54 PM
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22-250 Bullet tumble?

I just purchased a new 22-250 and went to sight in the scope today. I shot 17 rounds through it and all the bullets went sidways through the target at 25 yards and 100 yards. Every shot shows the same oblong imprint. I took the rifle back and the dealer is sending it to the manufacturer. Does anyone know why this would happen? The gun shop owner said he has never seen anything like this. I was all excited to start Coyote hunting this week and now I guess I'll be using the old standby 243.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:55 PM
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Re: 22-250 Bullet tumble?

what rifle was it and what bullets were you using?

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:14 PM
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Re: 22-250 Bullet tumble?

Originally Posted by barnesuser28 View Post
what rifle was it and what bullets were you using?
+1 heavier 22cal bullets and a slow twist 22-250 = just what you saw. If you tell us the make and model of the rifle, and weight of the bullets it may explain your results
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:06 PM
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Re: 22-250 Bullet tumble?

I had this happen with my 22-250. The problem was that I tried to shoot way to heavy of bullet for the 1 in 10 twist my rifle has
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