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Varmint rife project

I am looking into a long range 22-250 varmint rifle
Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of a 1-12" twist barrel I will be shooting 55 grain projectiles I have had a 1-14" rifle and could not stabilize 55 grain and was stuck with 50's
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    Re: Varmint rife project

    There should be no detrimental effects if your bullet weight properly matches your rifling's twist rate. If a 55gr bullet requires a 1:12, go with a 1:12.
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    Re: Varmint rife project

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    I am looking into a long range 22-250 varmint rifle
    Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of a 1-12" twist barrel I will be shooting 55 grain projectiles I have had a 1-14" rifle and could not stabilize 55 grain and was stuck with 50's

    I shoot both those weights out of my mdl 700 varmint rifle ( 22-250)...equally well and accurate
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    Re: Varmint rife project

    12tw is perfect
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    Re: Varmint rife project

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    I am looking into a long range 22-250 varmint rifle
    Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of a 1-12" twist barrel I will be shooting 55 grain projectiles I have had a 1-14" rifle and could not stabilize 55 grain and was stuck with 50's
    The pros, It will work fine up to about 65 grs.

    The cons, If you ever want to shoot 70-80 gr target bullets you will find yourself in your current situation again.

    I just ordered an 8" twist barrel to shoot mostly 64 gr varmint bullets from a .223 Rem.
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    Re: Varmint rife project

    I use my Vanguard 223 in 12 twist to shoot 53 Vmax. It has a range of about 800 yds.

    My M70 22-250 has a 14 twist and I will be rebarreling to an 8 twist to shoot 80 VLD's. Range should be well over 1000 yds.
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    Re: Varmint rife project

    not sure what rifle you have. my vssf will shoot 63 to 40 grain grain. great. 1-14 twist
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