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Old 06-24-2013, 09:13 AM
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22-250 build help

hey I have a Remington model 700 varmint 22-250 I am wanting to build up for a little more accuracy and distance. I was reading up on what barrel length and twist to go with but I would like more options on what to do. I was thinking 27 to 28 inch barrel and a 1 in 10 inch twist and I would be shooting either 52 grain hpbt match or 55 grain blitz kings and the occasionally the heavier bullets for whitetail. I need some advice thank you
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:21 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

I have a standard Remington 700 VSSF with a 1 in 14 twist,but when it needs a new barrel I'm going to have a 24'' 1in9 twist. This will make the gun much more handy and a true 600 yard gun.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:50 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Yeah right now its got a 24" heavy barrel with 1-14" twist and i really dont mind how heavy it will be because i like the feel of a heavy gun i just want to know if a longer barrel will help with the accuarcy and what twist would be great for 52 grain hpbt and 68 grain hpbt and thanks for the reply
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:39 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

A 12 twist will take you to around 65g bullets. A 9 twist will allow use of long match type 70g bullets for sure. Some will stabilize up to the 75g AMAX. Some won't. An 8 twist will let you use up to 80g bullets.

If you want to go heavy and fast, I am convinced that it stepping up to the 22-250 AI is worthwhile.

You could go with a 28 inch barrel. Given the case capacity you are dealing with, however, I am not sure that it will offer much advantage.

My current 22-250 wears a Shilen 26" 12 twist barrel. It shoots the 55's very well. When they are available again, I want to try the 53g VMAX. It has a better bc than the 55's and can be pushed to 3900 or so. I have run the numbers on the JBM website and the 53g VMAX looks like it will perform very well out to 500 yards or so.

My next barrel will be an 8 twist chambered for 22-250 AI. I plan to run 75g AMAX's, unless something better becomes available.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:24 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Thanks for the info and i was reading up on different bullets and the 55 grain blitz kings have better bc then the 53 grainers and i just dont know what would be a good barrel brand cuz i wanna keep the factory barrel contour but go a little longer and a better twist
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:17 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

The 53g VMAX has a better bc (.290) than any 55g bullet. To beat the VMAX, you have to step up to a bullet weighing 65g or so and sacrifice a lot of speed. The Blitzking is a good bullet, too. A lot would depend on what your rifle likes.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:36 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

well I am looking for something for long range varmints and target shooting and something to shoot doe in the head with and depends if a good buck walks out at 500 yards I mint take the shot if hes big enough
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