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Heaviest bullet for 22-250?

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Heaviest bullet for 22-250?

Does any one know what the heaviest bullet I can shoot in my Tikka 22-250 with a 1:14 twist would be? I'm hoping to load a little heavier bullet for my daughter to use on whitetail this year. My next Caliber in line is my .257 wthby which I think might be a little much for her.
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    Re: Heaviest bullet for 22-250?

    I am shooting a 53 gr V MAx with 40.5 gr of Varget and getting 4000 fps plus out of my 1:14 M70 Coyote. They seem to be stabilizing OK, but I am 4000' elevation and higher. Hornady calls for a 1:12 or tighter
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    Re: Heaviest bullet for 22-250?

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    Re: Heaviest bullet for 22-250?

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    Does any one know what the heaviest bullet I can shoot in my Tikka 22-250 with a 1:14 twist would be? I'm hoping to load a little heavier bullet for my daughter to use on whitetail this year. My next Caliber in line is my .257 wthby which I think might be a little much for her.

    With that twist I would stay at 55 grains or less. sometimes heaver bullets may work you just
    have to try them.

    For your daughter I would recommend the 45 to 55 grain V Max,s or Ballistic Tips.

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    Re: Heaviest bullet for 22-250?

    I have a 1:9 twist in my 22-250 walking varminter. SO far it seems to shoot about anything pretty good
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    Re: Heaviest bullet for 22-250?

    From what I understand that twist will only stabilize up to about 60 gr pills...and some of them are a maybe. I've heard a number able to do the 60 gr partition, but haven't tried myself as mine is soley a yote, vermin gun.
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    Re: Heaviest bullet for 22-250?

    No first hand info due to the zombie folks buying up all the components. When I was looking last year in a similar situation the Hornady 55gr GMX caught my eye. I can't say what twist, or how it performs on game. I have not looked in a while, but they are on my list when the shelves fill back up. Good Luck to you and your daughter.
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