Originally Posted by win270wsm
Thank you for your help in advance. I have a Remington 700 vtr in .22-250. It has a 1-14 twist rate. The barrel is 22" but has the brake on the end. I just cant seem to get 50 grain bullets to group out of this gun. They are scattered all over about the size of a six inch pie plate. Is the barrel to short for the bigger grains or the rate of twist not fast enough? I just dont understand. Im just looking for some help. Thx
do this first:
* remove the brake and then shoot the same loads. I've seen brakes mess up groups more than once.
But also you are probably shooting somewhere around a 21" barrel. The Noslers are a long bullet for their weight, and you just might not be getting enough juice behind the bullet to stabalize them. They will shoot just fine in a 1:14 twist barrel that's 24" long, but the 55 grain BT's usually don't like the slower twist. Try the 50 grain Vmax or the Sierra #1365 at near max loads with a faster burning powder.