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Old 07-03-2013, 11:37 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

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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.
If you stick with the lighter bullets, a 14 twist will do just fine. I have seen comments by ballisticians from a couple of different bullet makers stating that 52g bullets are ideal for a 14 twist 22-250.

The problem is that the better varmint weight bullets are all too heavy/long to work well from a 14 twist. IMO, the 14 twist is obsolete and should be replaced by a 12 twist as the factory standard. My 12 twist Shilen shoots much better than the 14 twist barrel that it replaced. Granted, the Shilen is a better quality barrel than my previous barrel. However, it is shooting the 55g bullets very well. That is something that my 14 twist just would not do.

I can't wait to get my hands on some 53g VMAX's to see what they will do from my rifle. The 12 twist will also let me step up to the 60g Nosler Partition or the Nosler 64g bonded bullet if I need something a bit tougher. The extra flexibility of a 12 twist is worthwhile, IMO.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

I know what you mean I shoot the 52 grain hpbt matchs and they shot great I ordered a box of the 53 grain vmax and I am debating if I wanna load them up or just save them till I get my barrel I want
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:28 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

I have a 1-10 twist krieger we used for my 22-250AI. I shoot 69 gr sierra match kings. It shoots them really well, with H4831. I now wish I would have went with a 1-7.7 twist for shooting the 80 grain a-max, as I think the 69 might be a little light for real long range shooting in .22 cal.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:01 PM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Im shooting 55 gr Hornadys with the factory barrel and have no complaints at all about accuracy. From what I understand 55 grains is right at the limit...which is why my 22-250 Stiller walking varminter is running a 1:10 Brux on it.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:31 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

I have a 22-250 ackley improved with 27 inch barrel 1-14 twist but should have built it with a 1-12 to stablize 60 gr bullets.i tried superformance powder in it with 60 gr bullets and got 3755 fps with them no high preasure signs.honady 60 hp will stablize in 1-14 twist but not balistic tip bullets must us 1-12 for that.you must neck turn the cases or it will not shoot good because bullets are rated for 3400 fps and must enter barrel perfectly no thick or untrue case necks.fed 210 primers norma brass.also has side port varmint brake brownells.com.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:45 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

how worth it is it to go with the 22-250 AI for an everyday varmint gun and sometimes doe in the head im limited to 400 yards right now but i wanna shoot longer range with it and a little heavier bullet
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:58 AM
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Re: 22-250 build help

Here is Sierra's data. Judge for yourself:

sierra22-250ailoads.pdf

sierra22-250loads.pdf

Last edited by benchracer; 07-15-2013 at 01:59 AM. Reason: clarity
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