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Old 11-08-2009, 06:29 PM
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high BC for 22-250

i'm considering purchasing a stevens in 22-250 and would like to work up a load for long range coyote hunting, i'm experienced long range shooter having taken coyotes, mule deer and whitetails out to 700 yards with multiple calibers, namely 308 win, 300 RUM and 338 RUM, but would like to have a designated "coyote gun" currently i'm using an AR180B for coyotes but accuracy limits shots to 200 yards, even careful handloads have only resulted in 2-3 inch 100 yard groups. what i need to know is what is the heaviest/longest bullet the stevens will stabilize. i've had good luck with the 69gr SMK.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:40 PM
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Re: high BC for 22-250

Depends on the twist of your barrel. Likely take a 1 in 9 to stabilize the 69 grain.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:28 AM
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Re: high BC for 22-250

Last I knew the Stevens/Savage 22-250 sporter barrels are all 1/12 twist so the 69 grainers would be iffy at best. You could however get a 9 twist 223 barrel, ream it out to 22-250 and screw it on to shoot about any weight you want.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:20 AM
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Re: high BC for 22-250

i realize the requirements of a fast twist barrel to stabilize a long heavy bullet, thats why i asked the question, what is the heaviest bullet the stevens would reliably stabilize? to my thinking a 55gr maybe the heaviest, thanks for the suggestion machv, it seems like someone would offer a 22-250 with a fast twist bbl, with its power capacity it seems like a no brainer, it seems most 22-250 shooters are speed junkies and load 40-45 gr bullets to over 4000fps,
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:50 PM
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Re: high BC for 22-250

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... You could however get a 9 twist 223 barrel, ream it out to 22-250 and screw it on to shoot about any weight you want.
This is what I'm doing.

Take-off barrels from LTRs and PSSs are around, check with some of the tactical rifle builders and see what they have.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:59 PM
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Re: high BC for 22-250

The highest BC bullet that u'll be able to stabilize (probably) out of a 12 twist should be the 60 gr. JLK Low Drag at ~.340 BC. www.swampworks.com
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:22 AM
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Re: high BC for 22-250

I have had good results with 52GR BTHP SMK's. Last one I shot at 100 yards through the breast plate and she never took another breath.
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