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22/250 / .223 varmint calibre?

 
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:07 AM
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I am not a big fan of the .22/250 but barrels aren't toast in 1000 rounds unless abused .
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:19 AM
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What about a compromise twist on the 22-250? How about something like a 1:12 or 1:11? A 1:9 is WAY too fast for the lighter (40-50gr) bullets and you will limit yourself to only shooting heavy stuff. Can't find that in factory ammo, so you'll be limited to hand loads.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:52 PM
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If my options were limited and I had to choose between a 1-9 .223 or a 1-14 .22-250, I would choose the .223 over .22-250. If the .22-250 is offered with the 1-9" twist (Savage) I would never consider the .223.
The .22/250 Savage Long Range Precision is a 1:12 twist barrel. (looks like all their models use that twist)
Their .223 is a 1:9 twist.

Just an FYI.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:09 PM
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The .22/250 Savage Long Range Precision is a 1:12 twist barrel. (looks like all their models use that twist)
Their .223 is a 1:9 twist.

Just an FYI.
I was just about to dissagree with you, until I checked for myself. Your right they have listed now that the precision varminter has a 1-12" twist for the 22-250. When they first came out they had a 1-9", I just read an article in Novembers shooting times, which I have right infront of me, where the author tested a Savage Long range precision varminter with a 1-9" barrel.

It might be that they have changed the twist rate. Which would be a shame. Probably because non-reloaders having problems with their lighter bullets. Just speculation, though.
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Old 10-09-2007, 07:36 AM
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I was just about to dissagree with you, until I checked for myself. Your right they have listed now that the precision varminter has a 1-12" twist for the 22-250. When they first came out they had a 1-9", I just read an article in Novembers shooting times, which I have right infront of me, where the author tested a Savage Long range precision varminter with a 1-9" barrel.

It might be that they have changed the twist rate. Which would be a shame. Probably because non-reloaders having problems with their lighter bullets. Just speculation, though.
I think the 9" is available on special order.

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Old 10-09-2007, 05:59 PM
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My Steyr SSG .22-250 has a 1-12 twist and shoots 69 gr Sierra match kings well out to past 500 yrds,with a 41 gr load of N160 it i doing 3540 fps.
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:17 AM
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Barrel twist

Not sure why they have different swist rates between the .223 and
22-250, they really should be the same because you are not going to over-stablelize a bullet. If you really want high performance then buy the 22-250 with a 1-9 or change it later. If you are not concerned with high performance then just go with the .223 and be happy!
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