Originally Posted by Engineering101
I知 looking to get a new 22-250 barrel for a 12 FV Savage that I already have. I知 planning on using this barrel on Montana p-dogs where the wind can make a real mess of a 500 yard shot. The rifle came with a 12 twist 22-250 barrel and it shoots the 53 gr VMAX just fine but it won稚 begin to shoot a 75 grain bullet.
Relatively speaking, the BCs of bullets that you can shoot out of a 12 twist suck compared to say an 8 or 7 twist. But I知 kind of wondering should I go with the 8 twist or the 7 twist or something else and why? Can I still shoot the 53 VMAX out of a 8 or 7 twist and not have it fly apart? Since there is never a free lunch, what do you give up when going with a fast twist versus the slow twist?
My solution... I have a 12 twist 223 to shoot the 53 gr Vmax. My 22-250 currently has a 14 twist that I will rebarrel to an 8 for the heavier VLD's. And no, I dont know what would happen to the 53 Vmax coming out of an 8 twist barrel @ 3900-4000 fps.