Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger
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:
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.