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14 twist wont stabilize 55 gr bullets

 
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:59 PM
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Re: 14 twist wont stabilize 55 gr bullets

had the same issue with a Rem. VLS 22-250. Wound up shooting a 45gr jacketed hollow point to get it down to about .5. Now the rifle is going through a transformation to an almost custom gun. Going with a 1 in 8 Benchmark barrel to play with the heavy bullets.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:28 AM
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Re: 14 twist wont stabilize 55 gr bullets

I shot a buddies 22-250 sps varmint with 14 twist. Shooting 55g hornday varmint express. 1 1/2" @ 100 was as tight a group as I could shoot.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:14 AM
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Re: 14 twist wont stabilize 55 gr bullets

haha not a whole lot of positive reinforcement. but i didnt notice any visible damage to the crown just by looking but i will do the q tip check when i get home. i dont really think the crown was damaged cuz it actually shot the BTs pretty decent for not experimenting at all. shot 2 three shot groups that were between .75 and 1 moa. it leads me to beleive that it has a bit of promise. i guess my next step is try some different lighter bullets. im thinking a 52 gr HPBT match from sierra. do you guys think that 3 grains will make a difference. i dont really want to go down to 40 but i wil if i have to.

i really think the gun will shoot with alittle work. im just looking from some starting points since this is completely stock. the stock is no good and the x mark trigger in my opinion is pretty bad. got a trigger ordered and in time will definately upgrade the stock and bed the action. i think that will help some too.

does anyone know roughly how much it costs to recrown your barrel?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:03 AM
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Re: 14 twist wont stabilize 55 gr bullets

we have shot 50 , 55 , 60 and 63 grain bullet out of several remingtons no problem. the flat base you are taliking about is a shorter bullet than the BT so it would/should require a SLOWER twist. 35.5 of benchmark and a 50 balistic tip- .5" in 5 different remington 22-250s. average velocity was 3907. the 50s and the 63s were better than the others but our testing was not extensive. if the 14 twist was too slow the 63s would not group into .5". trying a 52 or 53 grain match bullet ( hornady, sierra, speer , berger) with the accuracy load from sierra manual would be good.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:07 AM
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Re: 14 twist wont stabilize 55 gr bullets

I never had any sort of problems with 50 or 55 gr Hornadys in a VLS 22-250.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:09 PM
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Re: 14 twist wont stabilize 55 gr bullets

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Originally Posted by dakota1tn View Post
The 14 twist is for a bit lighter bullet. It will do better with a 40 grain. It is possible that it will shoot a 50grn. Just have to try. I shoot a 22-250 with a 1 in 12 twist it will shoot a 50 ro 55 grn great!
I shoot 55 grain Hornaday Vmax bullets all the time in my .223 with a 14 twist barrel. It shoots in the mid fours all day long. The Vmax has a B/C of .255, and I'd imagine the Nosler is close.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:09 PM
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Re: 14 twist wont stabilize 55 gr bullets

like i said the ballistic tip with the boat tail flew fine and had accuracy potential. the varmageddon with the flat base key holed and shot all over. like 4-5 in groups. im thinking the gun just doesnt like the bullets
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