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Old 06-29-2013, 12:54 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

I'm building a 22-250 now. You need to make a choice: Do you want to build a varmint rifle or a long range rifle. Both are very different.

Varmint - build using a 1 in 14" twist barrel, 26" long. That's probably the most efficient.

Long range - build using a 1 in 7" twist, 22-250AI will a 28" barrel. You can use some slower powder. Note that it has not been proven to me that a 26" barrel will not work just as well.

My $0.02.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:56 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Well its gonna be a long range varmint gun 500 to 600 yards coyote and ground hogs and in a year ill be going to kansas to hunt coyotes and prairie dogs at my buddies place thats y i said about a 28" barrel maybe 27" with 1 in 9" twist or so for more speed and accuarcy with the 53 grain vmax i just ordered
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:05 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

ok I was doing research and what do you think about the 22-250 Ackley improved
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:12 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Hey you 22-250 guys I seen something about some guy giving away a few brass the title was something like "pay it forward" in the reloading section of the classifieds. Check it out lol
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:13 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Here is some good info on the 22-250 and 22-250AI:

22-250 Cartridge Guide within AccurateShooter.com


I am tempted by the AI. I am thinking seriously about going that route for my next barrel. I think a fast twist, heavy bullets, and the AI would make a pretty good combo.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:41 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Yeah i know i am tempted by the 22-250 ai also i was think y rebarrel to factory 22-250 when you can get an a few extra fps for the same price of the barrel you were gonna buy
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:35 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

I have a custom 22-250 with a 'birdseye' maple stock cut by a relative 20+ yrs ago. This project was completed about 4 yrs ago. The smith asked questions as I was planning specifics. The plan was more or less a medium weigh bench gun shooting 50 grn bullets, prairie dogging for the most part.

He steered me to a 1-14' twist after asking about other options. I went with a medium contour 24" Shilen barrel, works for me.
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