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22-250 good for Coyotes??

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Unread 12-05-2013, 01:34 PM
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Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

I thot I read somewhere that Savage made a 22/250 with a 1-8" twist barrel. . I may well be wrong tho. Anyone know if the 12" twist 22/250 will stabilize the 69 gr match bullet?
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    Unread 01-06-2014, 03:41 PM
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    Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

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    I thot I read somewhere that Savage made a 22/250 with a 1-8" twist barrel. . I may well be wrong tho. Anyone know if the 12" twist 22/250 will stabilize the 69 gr match bullet?
    I spent many hours on Savage's website comparing specs on their many rifles. The fastest twist they listed for the 22-250 was 1:9. From everything I've read from many different places, it seems the 1:9 twist is more than suitable. I've even seen some that say the 1:9 twist is suitable for the 75 grain Hornady HPBT match bullets & even the 77 grain Sierra Match-Kings.
    The 68 grain Hornady HPBT match bullet is impossible to find in stock now. I've been searching for them on Internet for over 6 months.
    I've read reviews that some have even used the 77 grain Sierra Match-King in a 1:9 twist. However Sierra appeared to be 25% more expensive than Hornady's similar weight bullets.

    The following is from Midwest USA site for the Sierra 69 grain HPBT which do seem to be available at this time:

    Ballistics Information:
    Sectional Density: 0.196

    Ballistic Coefficient: 0.301
    Designed for use in barrels with a twist rate of 1 in 7" to 1 in 10". Will not stabilize adequately in barrels with a slower twist rate.

    A lot of people have given reviews on these bullets at Midway USA. I suspect 80% of these reviews were when used in the 223/5.56 NATO.

    For some reason the 22 caliber Hornadys seem to get slightly better reviews that the Sierras at Midway USA. Go digger.
    I already have some 75 grain Hornadys & 77 grain Sierras. It'll be Spring before I have a chance to try them out.

    Good luck!

    Spencer
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    Unread 01-07-2014, 02:13 PM
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    Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

    For some reason I have never been able to get the 70 gr TSX to stabilize in my 3 different 1 in 9 twist 223 s. . I haven't tried the 69 gr bullets.
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    Unread 01-08-2014, 05:33 PM
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    Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

    I really like my 22-250. It's dropped every yote I have shot, as well as a whitetail doe this year. Pick out a gun you like and a load that the gun likes. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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    Unread 01-08-2014, 07:27 PM
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    I shoot a .243 for coyotes and want nothing else. OK. My brother has shot, (same rifle) 22-250 since the late 1990's. He has 451 verified kills with it. From day one he has kept a diary on every kill. That diary has accounted for many a, 'late-into-the-night-conversation piece. If you want a 22-250 get one and you will probably never look back.
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    Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

    The Ruger American comes with a 10 twist barrel, which will allow you to shoot up to 69g bullets. I think it would make a helluva truck gun/walkaround varminter. I have shot one in .308 and was impressed with its accuracy. If the 22-250 performs similarly, I think it would be a steal. I am seriously thinking of getting one myself.

    ETA: Well, now I am not so sure about the 10 twist. Ruger website says 1:10. I am seeing a lot of internet comments saying that is an error on Ruger's part and the twist is actually 1:14. Don't know what to believe. If it is not 1:10, I would opt for the .223 or the .243 with a 9 twist (hello 105 AMAX!).

    One thing you might consider is that the American is also available in .223 with an 8 twist barrel, which will allow you to shoot up to 80 grain bullets. With some of the factory ammo currently available in .223, that would be a heckuva setup, too.

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    Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

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    ETA: Well, now I am not so sure about the 10 twist. Ruger website says 1:10. I am seeing a lot of internet comments saying that is an error on Ruger's part and the twist is actually 1:14. Don't know what to believe.
    I e-mailed Ruger regarding the twist on the 22-250 American. They confirm that the twist is indeed 1:10. I really want one now...
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