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69gr. bullet for 22-250???

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Unread 04-24-2004, 05:14 PM
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Re: 69gr. bullet for 22-250???

I owned rifle using the 220 Swift Ackley improved in a Shilen SS 1 in 12 twist barrel, and despite achieving 3,650 fps with the 69 grain Sierra HPBT, it would not stabilise.

Judging from my experience, and others that I have heard, you 22/250 would not stabilise that bullet with a 1 in 12 twist barrel.

However, I found that the Sierra 69 grain HPBT gave very good accuracy at velocities of 3,800 to 3930 fps out of a 1 in 10 twist barrel in my .224 Clark.

After about 1600 shots, I had my gunsmith set back the barrel to remove the eroded throat, and now as a 22/250 AI, that same barrel is giving excellent accuracy with the 69 grain Sierra at velocities of 3200 - 3430 fps. Brian.
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Unread 04-24-2004, 08:31 PM
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Re: 69gr. bullet for 22-250???

FWIW, I have a couple of friends that shoot great groups with factory Federal Gold, 69 SMK @ 3000 fps, out of 1-10" 24" barrels, AR15 Olympic ultramtch uppers.
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Unread 04-26-2004, 12:04 PM
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Re: 69gr. bullet for 22-250???

Also, in addition to the JLKs, fudge around with burger bullets in the 60 or 62 grain range. I had stated earlier to try the RL15 with these bullet weights and I need to say you should try varget with them also. Buy a new sierra reloading manual if you haven't already. Varget and RL15 are their recommended powders for this weight (63gr bullet) and I like sierra's manual over all the others.
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