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Will 55gr Bergers take to a 8" twist BBL

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Unread 06-13-2008, 04:57 PM
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I can't say for a .22-250AI... tho I sure am interested in the answer myself ;)

I can say that I have a couple .223 1-7" twist and a 1-8" twist that shoot 52gr SMKs into little bugholes @ ~3000-3100fps. Thats just an 'accuracy' load, not a 'red mist' load... though it does tolerably well at putting the ixnay to little furry things too.

Try the bullets and see... I for one would be interested in hearing the results. I'm guessing you might not be able to and/or want to push quite as hard as you would in say, a 1-12" or 1-14" twist, but I don't see why they wouldn't work at all...

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    For the glory of CV California I will

    I'm going for the gusto at Chabot Public rifle range in Castro Valley Ca.I shot some JLK 65gr VLDs and 1/3 of them fragmented just before they made it to the 100 yard target. All kinds of funny looking micro holes with a few key holed Spitzer shaped holes. Yet 55gr Sierra BKand Nosler BT work great!
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    Had a .220 Swift that would shred the jackets on 55gn V-Maxes( just had to try them ). That rifle had a 1 in 8 twist on it. 60 gn Hornady's were fine, though. Jacket thickness has a lot to do with it as already stated.

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