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Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

 
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:38 PM
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Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

I just purchased a box of Barnes TSX 45 grain bullets for my 22-250. My barrel has a 1 in 14 twist. Has anyone had success with this bullet out of a similar barrel? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:16 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

Well I never shot any barns out of my 22-250 but I have a tikka that shoots lights out with 55gr hornedy v max over 34.75gr of varget
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:26 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

I don't normally use bullets that light in my 22-250. I've gotten very good results with 55gr and 53gr Vmax with H380, Varget, and Ramshot Biggame. I have a 1 in 14 twist also
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:16 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

Check with barnes and see what they say about the recomended twist is for these pills.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:56 PM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

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I don't normally use bullets that light in my 22-250. I've gotten very good results with 55gr and 53gr Vmax with H380, Varget, and Ramshot Biggame. I have a 1 in 14 twist also

55gr Vmax here also. Im using Varget powder and the old heavy barreled rifle is shooting tight groups
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:17 AM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

I am currently shooting varget behind 50 grain hornadys with mediocre results. I am encouraged at the number of you who are shooting 55 grain bullets. I wanted more of a controlled expansion bullet and the heavier TSX is not recommended for a 1 in 14 bullet. I have loaded the 60 grain partition but could not stabilize it. That is why I chose the 45 TSX.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:57 AM
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Re: Help with a 1 in 14 22-250

You might want to look at 55gr hornady with a canular. It's tougher than it needs to be which is why I stopped using it, it didn't give me the red mist on gophers. I was loading it with 41gr(if memory serves) H380, and a CCI250(the only primer that would produce good groups for me). The cases didn't seem to matter all that much. the bonus is it's a really cheap bullet hat shoots fairly well.
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