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Unread 02-05-2013, 06:54 PM
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22 cal bullet weight

Purchased a new savage trophy hunter in 22-250 it has a 1 in 12 twist rate, what grain bullet should I start with?
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 07:16 PM
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    Re: 22 cal bullet weight

    I have a 1:12 22-250 and it likes 50 grainers. It has a preference for sierra blitzkings, followed closely by Nosler ballistic tips. Vmaxs not so much - weird how that works.

    Powder wise likes Varget and IMR4895

    Enjoy the 22-250. Great round and a critter stopper to say the least.
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    Unread 02-05-2013, 07:17 PM
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    Re: 22 cal bullet weight

    Try anything under 60gr. The heavy bullets are longer and need a faster twist.
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    Unread 02-06-2013, 12:24 PM
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    Re: 22 cal bullet weight

    I've got a 1:12 that shoots Barnes 36gr VGs over IMR-4895 into little tiny bugholes
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    Unread 02-06-2013, 12:27 PM
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    Re: 22 cal bullet weight

    riverwild

    The 53 gr VMAX has the best BC of bullets that your twist will handle.
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    Unread 02-06-2013, 03:35 PM
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    Re: 22 cal bullet weight

    I've got 1-12" twist that loves to shoot 36 gr Barnes VG and 40 gr Sierra Blitzkings behind some Varget.
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