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Old 12-15-2013, 08:28 AM
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Heaviest projectile for 22-250

What would be the heaviest projectile I can use in my 22-250 savage axis with a 1 in12 twist and a 22inch barrel
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: Heaviest projectile for 22-250

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What would be the heaviest projectile I can use in my 22-250 savage axis with a 1 in12 twist and a 22inch barrel
I would guess a 55 grain bullet would be optimum, But barrels are individuals and sometimes break the rules and shoot heaver bullets.

The 22-250 has enough velocity for the bigger bullets but the twist and the bullet have lots to do with it.

I used the 52 grain match Kings in Mine and had both 1/4 MOA accuracy and good varmint performance unless I was pelt hunting and then I went to the 50 or 55 grain bullets.

With the new bullets that are available It would be worth a try to see if the 60 grain bullets would work.

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Old 12-15-2013, 02:09 PM
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Re: Heaviest projectile for 22-250

I've shot a few .60" groups with 60 grain Hornaday #2275's. They have a B/C of .27. Never did any serious load development, but think I couple get the in the half inch area without too much trouble.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:59 PM
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Re: Heaviest projectile for 22-250

Thanks some say you can go 63-65 grain but I don't. Think it would stabilized, I use 55grain vmax and seirra 55 grain sp with imr4064 and get 1/4 or less at 100yards really good for a cheap rifle
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:20 AM
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Re: Heaviest projectile for 22-250

best BC of any -60gr bullet is the new 53gr vmax with a G1 of .290
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:26 PM
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Re: Heaviest projectile for 22-250

I'm a BIG fan of that 53 Vmax bullet. It's the only bullet I shoot out of my 223AI with a 22in. Hart 1-9tw. It does do a number on coyotes! My dad, who is 74, gave one a dirt nap yesterday at just over 300yds with my 223AI and a 53Vmax.

But, I've read mixed reviews on how well they work in a 1-12tw 22-250. Seems that some people get them to shoot real well out of their 22-250 with 1-12's while others don't. I would think a 1-12tw with the launch speeds a 22-250 can produce would be enough twist but maybe for some guns it's not. I'm not sure a 1-12tw would be enough for the 53Vmax in a .223 though.

If you're looking for a slick little varmint bullet and you can make them shoot in your 1-12tw 22-250, it sure would get my vote. I wouldn't use this bullet if you were saving hides as they tend to open up real fast and make big messy holes.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:56 PM
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Re: Heaviest projectile for 22-250

I shoot 55 gr. Nosler BT varmint's. I called Nosler and they told me it will stabilize in a 1-14" twist (I shoot a Weatherby Vanguard.)

I would think with a 1-12' twist you could go slightly heavier, maybe a 60 gr..

But of course the length of the bullet also matters here, not just the weight..

The Greenhill formula says that your maximum weight and length for your caliber and twist rate is:

58 Grains and 0.63" in length, but this is just an estimate.

By the way, the specs on the Noslers I shoot are;

55 gr.

.0810 total length.

BC 0.267

These bullets are VERY accurate in my Vanguard..
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