Originally Posted by 7 loader
My 22-250 shoots better with flat base than boat tails. The gun is a H&R ultra varmint that I won in a lottery. It has a 24 in tube and a 1-14 twist. 50 gr nosler bt's shoot a 1.5 grp. 55 gr rem and 36gr barnes vg's
( both flat base) shoot a 1/4 in. grp. Is this normal or the twist rate? I am new to the 22 cal center fire
Flat based bullets are best at shorter distances .And boat tailed bullets are better at longer
distances because the BCs are almost always higher making them more stable at these long
If you are shooting at 100 yards try 400+ with both boat tailed bullets an flat base bullets
and I think you will find out what bullet to use.
I use a lot of flat based bullets for short range because of accuracy and the boat tail bullets
are not nessary.
A lot of bench rest shooters use flat base bullets at the 100 and 200 yard matches.
I dont know the exact reason for this phenomenon but some say it's because the bullet exits
the crown cleaner with less blow by at that exact moment.
Maybe one of the bullet smiths will shed some light on the reason.
So shoot what shoots best at the distance you plan to shoot.
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