Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

22-250 Savage Edge

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-30-2010, 12:09 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Haslett Michigan
Posts: 140
22-250 Savage Edge

I just purchased a Savage Edge in 22-250, the twist is a 1 in 12". What would be the ideal bullet weight for this rate of twist. The manual is recommending that 40 grain Federal V Shock Nosler Ballistic Tip. I thought the rate is a little fast for a 40 grain pill, I was thinking something closer to 55 grain. If anyone has any experience with the 22-250, Savage Edge, or a factory ammo that would work in this combo please let me know. I am going to shoot factory ammo from this gun, but I am still hoping to get one inch groups at a 100 yards.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-30-2010, 12:46 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Morgan, Colorado
Posts: 332
Re: 22-250 Savage Edge

A 1/12" twist barrel will let you accurately shoot bullets into the low 60's grain bullets but all of my experience is with barrels with a 1/14" twist. I don't have any experience shooting factory ammo in the 22/250. The 40 grain bullets may shoot well in your rifle but those wouldn't be my first choice of bullet weight as I think they are too light, especially if you are wanting to shoot at longer ranges.
__________________
Dennis
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-30-2010, 11:54 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: East Central Indiana
Posts: 31
Re: 22-250 Savage Edge

I've had good luck with the Winchester white box 45g stuff in a few rifles.

I have shot from 40g-69g SMK through our 12 twist barrels,I was suprised to see nice round holes with the 69g SMK.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-31-2010, 12:26 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: greenwood, IN
Posts: 3,644
Re: 22-250 Savage Edge

Quote:
Originally Posted by tommyc279 View Post
I just purchased a Savage Edge in 22-250, the twist is a 1 in 12". What would be the ideal bullet weight for this rate of twist. The manual is recommending that 40 grain Federal V Shock Nosler Ballistic Tip. I thought the rate is a little fast for a 40 grain pill, I was thinking something closer to 55 grain. If anyone has any experience with the 22-250, Savage Edge, or a factory ammo that would work in this combo please let me know. I am going to shoot factory ammo from this gun, but I am still hoping to get one inch groups at a 100 yards.
start with a Seirra #1365 bullet over IMR 3031 at about 3500 fps.
gary
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-31-2010, 12:29 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: greenwood, IN
Posts: 3,644
Re: 22-250 Savage Edge

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunpoor View Post
A 1/12" twist barrel will let you accurately shoot bullets into the low 60's grain bullets but all of my experience is with barrels with a 1/14" twist. I don't have any experience shooting factory ammo in the 22/250. The 40 grain bullets may shoot well in your rifle but those wouldn't be my first choice of bullet weight as I think they are too light, especially if you are wanting to shoot at longer ranges.
I've done some shooting with 60 grain bullets in the 1:12 twist barrels, and I was shooting in the low sixes with them (mostly Hornaday bullets). Now I find out that the Nosler partition is slightly shorter, so that might just be the ticket
gary
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 22-250 Savage Edge
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Savage edge wasgas Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 14 04-10-2012 10:16 PM
Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot! AJ Peacock Gun Photos 46 11-28-2011 11:28 PM
savage 338 edge trapperluke Gun Photos 11 10-30-2011 08:00 PM
savage 110 ba in 338 edge qqqq33 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 17 05-07-2010 10:49 PM
Savage Edge weese The Basics, Starting Out 12 01-20-2008 11:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC