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Old 08-27-2008, 11:50 PM
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Bullet Weight For 22-150

Just bought a Savage Predator in 22-250. I do not reload. What manufacturers and bullet weights would shoot accurately? I believe it has a 1:12 twist. I will not shoot more than 400 yards, coyotes, hogs and vermin in general. Will mount either a ELite 4200 4x16x40 or a Monarch 4x16x42 on top.
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:59 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

i would think that a factory rifle would shoot about any factory loaded ammuniton. i mean that it should sabilize factoy ammo.
i'm sure that it may have a preference for what it's going to shoot better that another brand, just got to shoot to find out.
i think most of the 22-250s have a 1x14" twist, yours is a 1x12"?
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:39 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

Thanks.
That is what Savage says, 1 in 12. I am going to try out a few brands and different weights. Hoping someone had some experience with the same setup.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:19 PM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

best thing you can do mate is try a number of different makes of ammo in your rifle.

my friend had a savage 22/250 and it was a tackdriver out the box.
he was getting 1/4 to 1/2 inch groups with it with factory ammo and it was the cheap ammo to the privi ammo !

it took him a bit to get a a hand load to compare with it. he sold the rifle in the end as he had a custom built 243 ai done for him.

i was close to buying it but went for the winchester stealth in the end as ive allways liked them.
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:04 PM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

a factory savage will stabilize up to a 55gr BT bullet, I think flatbase bullets you can stabilize up to about the 64gr winchester load. I would recommend the Federal 55gr ballistic tip load or the similiar loading by hornady. of course you would be better off hand loading but those factory loads should shoot pretty good, i had good results with them out to 500yds

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Old 08-29-2008, 12:46 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

according to the sierra's book
the 22/250 with a 1x14 twist will do up to a 63 grain bullet.
a 69 grain bullet would take a 1x10, the 77's and the 80's would take a 1x8.
i would think that you're 1x12 could go heavier.

one thing to remember is that bullet sabilization has more to do with the lenght of the bullet, rather that the wieght.

the barnes 36 grain varmint gernade (according to barnes) takes a 1x12 and their 50 takes a 1x10.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:33 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

My savage lrpv in 22-250 likes the 52gr bullets better than anything else. Preferably flat base HPs, like the Speer #1035. Accuracy is around .14" 4-shot group (includes cold-bore shot) on a slightly breezy day). Don't know if anybody retails these, as I am a handloader only, I don't shoot factory ammo out of the 250.
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