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Unread 12-03-2012, 04:40 PM
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faster twist on a 22-250

This is my first post I have already gotten a ton of info from the sight and love it. I currently have a Rem 700 BDL 22-250 with a sporter barrel. I have thought of putting a barrel with a faster twist on it. I use it for calling coyotes but would like to reach out 500 + yards for spot and stalk and a suprise to the ones that hang up. I would like to keep the weight down. If I go with a 1 in 8 or 9 would I be stuck using 70 plus gr bullets. Or would a lighter bullet work? I have read that the Amax's are not really hunting rounds. Any thoughts on how fast of twist, am I wanting to much. I dont want to get it all done and say boy that was dumb! Thanks
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    Unread 12-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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    Re: faster twist on a 22-250

    I have a 1:9 twist in my Savage Predator. I have shot 69 and 55 grain bullets with excellent accuracy. Pushing too much higher than 70 grains will need a 1:8. I'm not sure how well that twist handles the lighter bullets. I have no issue making accurate hits out to 500 yards with 55 grains.
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    Re: faster twist on a 22-250

    I have a Rem 700 that I chambered for 22-250 AI. It wears a 9 twist Hart barrel. I built the rifle to shoot 75gr Amax bullets and it does that very well. I get 1/4" three shot groups at 100 yards pushing the Amaxes at 3400 fps. Although I don't generally shoot lighter bullets, my fireform loads with 50gr TNTs or 69gr SMKs also shoot 1/4" groups (mid charge 22-250 data). I did form some brass with 50gr SX bullets loaded to max 22-250 data and blew up between 1/3 and half of them before they reached the target.
    My 8 twist .223 shoots 40gr Vmax loads almost as well as it does the 75 Amax loads.
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    Re: faster twist on a 22-250

    Thanks for the info, Im not really looking to shoot the real light bullets just looking to shoot 55-69 grain bullets due a better selection of predator hunting bullets. Have a gunsmith doing some checking on barrels for me.
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    Re: faster twist on a 22-250

    Interesting regarding the AI. Can you tell us a little more about the Hart barrel?

    Many thanks.
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    Re: faster twist on a 22-250

    The Hart barrel on my 22-250 AI is a 1 in 9" twist, stainless steel, Rem Varm contour, finished at 27".
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    Re: faster twist on a 22-250

    Mike that 22-250AI shoots awesome.
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