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.244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

 
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:03 AM
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.244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

My cousin has been wanting my 220 swift for quite sometime so I ask him what he had to trade for it. He pulled out a 244 Rem. 722 with a 26" 1-12 twist. The barrel seems to still be in good shape because it shoots the 70gr. pills at 3700 with 50grs. of IMR-4831 in a 1 hole group.

I wanted a round that I could use both for varmits and deer. I was thinking of using the 70-75 grainers for yotes and such and the 80gr. Berger, or Richard's 80gr. j4 for deer and hogs. Berger says the 69gr. and the 80gr. will stabilze these two bullets in a 12 twist.

Need some help from the audience (Kiethcandler).

Thanks Tim
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:56 PM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

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My cousin has been wanting my 220 swift for quite sometime so I ask him what he had to trade for it. He pulled out a 244 Rem. 722 with a 26" 1-12 twist. The barrel seems to still be in good shape because it shoots the 70gr. pills at 3700 with 50grs. of IMR-4831 in a 1 hole group.

I wanted a round that I could use both for varmits and deer. I was thinking of using the 70-75 grainers for yotes and such and the 80gr. Berger, or Richard's 80gr. j4 for deer and hogs. Berger says the 69gr. and the 80gr. will stabilze these two bullets in a 12 twist.

Need some help from the audience (Kiethcandler).

Thanks Tim

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Sounds like a good trade - I would do it.

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Old 12-04-2006, 03:07 PM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

I don't have any experience with the .244 (6 mm) Remington, but I do with a .243 Win - same bullet. For deer and hogs, I would prefer a 95 or 100 gr bullet. I have killed deer with an 87 gr bullet, but would be hesitant to go much lighter. Most current .243/6mm barrels are a 1-in-9 or 9.25 twist. The 1-in-12 barrel will stabilize an 80 gr bullet, but if you go with a heavier bullet, I would expect some problems. Hopefully someone else will chime in here for a more definite answer. Good luck.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:53 PM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

Like the post above,I also used a 243 several seasons for deer.I shot Hornady's 75 gr HP with H450 (no longer available).As I recall,I was shooting the 75s a little above 3200 fps.The farthest shot I took with the gun was about 200 yds,all the deer were shot in the chest cavity and turned everything forward of the diaphram to jello.I never had an exit hole,even on the close ones (less than 100 yds.)I cant remember any of them taking more than a couple of steps after the shot.Just my experience.
Im having a 6mmAI built this coming year and am using the 1-12 twist primarily for 70-80 gr bullets.Its more of a varmint gun but I wouldnt hesitate to use it on deer out to 300 yds or so with the right bullet.
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

My rebarreled 6mm Remington Mauser has a 10 twist Shilen that shoots the 87 grain V-Max at 3300 fps. The load consist of 43.5 grain of IMR 4350 on Remington Brass and ignited by Federal 210 Match primer. I believed with 12 twist barrel, the optimum bullet weight for your rifle would be 80 grain or less. The 55 grain bullet on this caliber is probably even better. It would be very devastating on varmints, although I haven't tried them myself [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:41 AM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

You have a couple of options. First, Hornady makes a standard 70g spitzer, which would obviously make a great substitute for the 70g Ballistic Tip.

Second, the 12 twist will stabalize the Sierra 100g Semi point. Sierra no longer makes the 100g Semi point, but if you watch ebay, you will find them from time to time. When you see them on ebay, put a $30 bid on the box and you will win it.

Your 12 twist will also stabalize the Sierra 85g spt and the 85g BTHP.

With these lighter bullets, you just have to be carful to place your shots behind the shoulder and you will have a very dead deer.

Good luck!
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:36 PM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

how about the nosler 85 gr. partition? will it stabilise in a 12 twist?
I've used hornady 87 gr spire points and hollow points for deer here in wv but they do run quite small.
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