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Old 06-28-2013, 12:19 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

I am not sure that a 22-250 is really suited for a big buck @ 500 yards. If that is on the menu, you really should consider stepping up to something bigger, IMO.

If you insist on staying with the 22-250 for that, though, I would go with a fast twist and heavy bullets. An 8 twist would allow you to reliably use bullets like the 75 and 80 grain AMAX and the 75g Scirocco II.

Something to think about, anyway...
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:38 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

will those 53 grain vmax bullets work good in a 1in 14" twist barrel or would I need a faster twist because I just ordered a box of them
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:33 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Hornady says you need a 12 twist for best results. Some people have been able to stabilize them in a 14 twist, some haven't. In a 14 twist, even the 55's can be marginal sometimes. When I had a 14 twist, it would stabilize the 55's, but accuracy was poor.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:42 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

mine stabilize the 55's very well I was holding a pretty good group at 500 yards and I can punch bullet holes at 100 yards
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:17 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

well can you tell me a little about the barrel you have on your rifle I don't know much about the shilen barrels like what grade is it and what contour and how much it cost cuz I am really looking at getting a new barrel and I wanna get ideas
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:26 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

This is the barrel I have:

Shilen Match Grade Barrel Mauser Series 3 22-250 Remington #4 Contour

With a Remington 700, once you have decided on caliber, twist, chambering, and barrel material (Chrome moly or stainless steel), you have tons of options. Many barrel makers offer pre-fit barrels for the 700. A lot of gunsmiths, however, prefer contoured blanks so that they have maximum control over the precision of the barrel fit. A contoured blank is generally a bit less expensive than a pre-fit barrel.

It would also be wise to discuss barrel choice with your smith once you have decided who you want to do the work on your rifle. For instance, the smith that re-barreled my 22-250 told me that a Shilen barrel is about the lowest quality barrel that he is willing to work with. He is a big proponent of Krieger and Lilja barrels. He is an exacting guy who guarantees his work. Because of that, he is pretty particular about the quality of parts he will accept for work.

In addition to barrel cost, I paid $300 to have the barrel fit to my action. Some smiths may charge more or less than that.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:41 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Thank you i will get ahold of the gun smith and talk to him on which barrel he preffers and continue my looking/shopping i will hopfully post pics here soon of what the gun looks like now and ill post pics of when its done
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