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.244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

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Unread 12-10-2006, 07:49 AM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

I used the Speer 85 gr BT for many years on small deer shooting out of a 1-10 twist 240 Wby. BC is very good for the weight range and good expansion and always an exit hole. All (or most) of the deer shot were under 200 yds.
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Unread 12-11-2006, 08:36 AM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

Buff, that's really the bullet I was wanting to shoot and that one alone. Looks like it has the best bc but my local gun dealer was out of them. I was shooting the 75v-max this weekend getting 3730-3738 with 50grs. of H-4350 lit with wlr primers. 2 would go in 1 hole then the 3rd would go somewhere else. Could be the scope because it would not track correctly. What was your recipe for this bullet.

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Unread 12-11-2006, 11:50 PM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

Ive been shooting deer in Texas(little deer) with a 223 for years out to 300 yrds. A 55 grn BalTip hornady last year at 180 jellied lungs and left holes the size of nickles in them as well, did not exit the other side but jacket was lying against skin. A 244 with a 75-90 grn is even legal for Elk in Colorado, so I think that any of the choices you are looking at would be fine.
Ballistically Speaking, Im about a 300 FP with a BC of -1.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 10:16 AM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

Thank you all for your imput. Makes life a-lot easier and time / money saved when you get help from folks that's been there done that.

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Unread 12-13-2006, 11:07 AM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

I have a 6mm Rem. with a 12 in heavy, custom target ,barrel on a Rem. 700 BDL action. This rifle is a wonderful shooter and I do take it out on an occasional deer hunt. I have easily taken a score of whitetale with this rifle. The rifle will not stabilize a 85gr. boat tail, but it will shoot the 85gr. Sierra spt well inside .5 in., about any old time. I shoot this bullet at 3350 fps and I have been completely happy with the results on deer. Usually I get an exit and with anything resembling a good shot, they go down fast. Also, I tried the 70 and 75 gr. bullets. I never lost a deer with these pills but the preformance was not nearly as consistant as with the 85 's.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 10:32 PM
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Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist

Tim, the 12 twist presents a problem in that the bullet choices are the more fragile types that will require precise bullet placement. With proper bullet placement, the animals will drop like a stone or only run a very short ways because their insides are jello.

With many bullets, the 12 twist is on the side of not stabalizing them, especially some of the boat tails.

I believe that the 90g Speer will stabalize in the 12 twist. I shot them in a custom 6mm Rem some years back and they killed antelope just fine. I know for a fact that the Sierra 100g semi spitzer will stabalize in the 12 twist, but not the regular spitzer nor the boat tail. I doubt if the 85g Barnes tripple shock will stabalize either.

The Speer and Nosler 80g may stabalize in your 12 twist, they both are worth a try.

I would think that if you had a scope in the 4-16 range or even better 6-24, you could place your shot extremely well on the deer...it gives you a measure of confidence to get a close up sight picture of the animal.

Good luck!
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