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Unread 06-27-2005, 04:16 PM
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22-250 past 1000yds

I may have to break my own heart here before to long [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]. My completly stock savage 22-250 varmint rifle has been by far the best shooting factory rifle I have ever shot. It will shot right around 1.5" 3 shot groups at 500yds and shot a .8 inch group a 400. The only problem with this is that a butterfly fart can blow this bullet off course. My shooting buddy has recently started shooting his 243win with the 105 a-max and I believe this round will stretch out past 1k. My question is does anyone here think a 22-250 with a 55gr ballistic tip going 3750fps with a bc of .267 ever even stand a chance for anything past 800 yds??? I have killed prairie dogs with this gun out to 710yds but I want something that I can stretch out to 1000 with that has no recoil.

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    Unread 06-27-2005, 05:48 PM
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    Re: 22-250 past 1000yds

    How about rechambering to 22-243 and shooting the heaviest, high BC bullets that will stabilize with your twist?

    It would be a very cost conscience method of getting your rig to 1,000yds. IMO
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    Re: 22-250 past 1000yds

    lerch,
    Your stock Savage probably has a 1-14" twist barrel that will limit you to 55gr bullet's, if you had a 1-8" twist barrel you could shoot 75-80gr bullets with a better B.C. that would make 1000yds a reality.
    Reality for just the price of a new barrel, and a installation charge.
    Do it you deserve it (just come up with a believeable lie for the wife or misstress)
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    P.S.no recoil means muzzle brake and lot's of noise ,ear protection is priceless for all the above(wife misstress and muzzle brake)
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    Re: 22-250 past 1000yds

    Lerch,
    I have tried shooting my 22-250AI 1-14" twist at 1000 yards with 55 grain BLitzkings. <font color="blue">WASTE OF POWDER! </font> They lack the bc and weight to be a contender at that range even though they started out at 4000 fps. I even found a few laying on top of the dirt at the 1k backstop (1050 yards) and I almost could have dusted them off and re-loaded them!

    I then built a seperate gun (same caliber) with a faster 1-8" twist to shoot the 80 grain Sierras. This gun has no brake and I can shoot at rockcucks out to 1300 yards all day with no fatigue at all. THe 80 grain Nosler is what I am currently shooting and it's bc is .440 and I am pushing it at 3350 from a 25 inch barrel. It stays supersonic WAY out there for a .22 cal.

    As much as I love this rig, I will not be doing another one in the near future. If I jump to a 6-250 AI, I get better barrel life and the bullets take a full .1 increase in bc without too much extra recoil.

    If you want to stay with a 22, sierra is coming out with a 90 grain bullet that will make the 22 even more potent. JLK has had this weight bullet forever but supply was weak. SIerra will now make it do-able.

    Either way, you must do like Brain B says and get a fast twist barrel to make the smaller calibers long range contenders. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: 22-250 past 1000yds

    1 of the guys that used to hang out here is COBrad out of Aspen. The guy's 1 serious shooter, and he had a Cooper 14 twist 22-250, that he started using the JLK 52 LD out of, and it did OK to about 600 yds. in good conditions. There is 1 possibility IMO, and that's to try the 60 JLK LD. That bullet has a .339 BC, and is rated for a 12 twist which is std. for the Savage line 22-250/Swifts, but even then 1000 is a heckuva lot further than 600 or even 800 really.
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    I figured it was probably pointless. I have shot the gun this far before on paper and I posted a 14" group. If I get to go doggin this weekend I will still probably try to get one at 1k with this gun, I will also try with my buddies 243 win. We both just joined the VHA and I am planning on definanlty having me a plus 500 yard dog after this weekend and hopefully I will also be joining the 1k club. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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