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Old 05-16-2013, 02:47 PM
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interesting. i have loaded for a number of 22-250s. in all cases they shot the 40 to 63 grain bullets i tried real well. barrel quality is a limiting factor .

I have three 14 twist barrels in various 22 centerfires, and another three in 12 twist. None will shoot anything above 60 grains with anykind of decient groups sizes. I can get a 60 grain FBHP to shoot .60" groups in a 12 twist barrel. The others shoot around one inch groups at best. Yet the Hornaday 55 grain Vmax will shoot .45" groups in a 14 twist Remington, and shoot 33" groups in a 12 twist Savage. The 55 grain Sierra #1365 will shoot very low threes and mid twos in the same three Savages. In my opinion a 14 twist is about maxed out with a .25 B/C and the 12 twist will handle most anything up to about .275 B/C. A ten twist will do a .31 to .33 B/C in .223 caliber bullets.

Speer sells a 62 grain BTSP that has a .307 B/C, and they make a note that it's not recommended for 12 twist barrels, let alone a 14 twist barrel. But a 60 grain bullet with a B/C that's around .26 ought to work fairly well (getting right on the ragged edge).
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interesting. i have loaded for a number of 22-250s. in all cases they shot the 40 to 63 grain bullets i tried real well. barrel quality is a limiting factor .
Have you shot the long boattail 53 gr VMax?
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Have you shot the long boattail 53 gr VMax?
CRITTR- sorry if you feel this is off topic. Montana- the OP objective was to shoot wisconsin whitetails at 50 to 100 yards. the 53 vmax is a varmint bullet. i have shot them . not in a 22-250. i have shot the 55 tsx , 60 nos partiton , and 63 sierra semi ptd . they shot fine . other "deer type bullets " i have shot are the 60 grain hornady hp and sp, the 60 nosler balistic tip and 60 grain nosler solid base ( from the 1990s). all were more than adequate accuracy for 50-100 yard shots on deer. i consider the first three better choices.
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My 22-250 has killed a lot of deer out to about 450 yards range, the 1-14 sucks but it's doable, the V-max and deer combo is not one for inexperienced shooters in my opinion, you have to shoot them in the head or shoot them in the lungs very carefully and the farther the better as it lets the bullet get in a little better. The best bullet I've used is a 50gr soft point like the Hornady 50gr SP, the soft point work very well and they will punch through a deer shoulder if she got forward. Our faster twist ones all shoot Berger and they flat work excellent!!!
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coyote sized deer?
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coyote sized deer?
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whitetails are not created equal. the ones here avg 70 pounds ( dinks, coues). a 90 pound/ 90 incher is a real nice one. the ones in alberta/sask weigh 300 and cost 7.5k to hunt. i have not hunted wisconsin. i have seen pics of some good sized ones from there though.
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whitetails are not created equal. the ones here avg 70 pounds ( dinks, coues). a 90 pound/ 90 incher is a real nice one. the ones in alberta/sask weigh 300 and cost 7.5k to hunt. i have not hunted wisconsin. i have seen pics of some good sized ones from there though.
Indiana is starting to show some 275lb+ whitetails on a regular basis. The Michigan UP will put you into 325lb deer regularly. I would think that Wisconsen and Minnesota would be similar. Iowa and Illinoise are also producing a few 300lb bucks a year. 200lb. does are getting to be common, and I've seen several 250lb does in the Michigan UP. I used a .257 Roberts in Michigan with good results, but most guys up there use a 30-06.
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