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Old 09-10-2008, 09:34 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

LOL! and I have the 1:12" twist 26" barrel in 22-250, if you're wondering.
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

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LOL! and I have the 1:12" twist 26" barrel in 22-250, if you're wondering.
my friend had a savage and he said the 52grain amax had stunning groups in his savage. it took him a fair bit to get a cracking load he was happy with !

because he said the cheap factory privi ammo would group 1/4 to 1/2 !
which is superb
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Old 09-11-2008, 07:34 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

For factory ammo, you definitely want to try the hornady v-maxes. Don't rule out the 50-grainers tho, try. Winchester super-x seemed to s**k, velocity varied so much it ran a line up and down the target (3.85" @ 100 yds) perfectly lined up tho. Winchester ballistic silvertips seem ok, and federal is usually fine, HSM from cabela's might really be something you want to try tho.

All of my factory load expirience comes from the .222 rem, 30-06, 308, 220 swift, and someone elses 22-250 (savage sporterweight don't kno what twist).

It all comes down to what YOUR gun likes, so don't be surprised if it shoots great with what someone else says is crappy. I would recommend Hornady first, then if you are able, try the 22-250 cartridges from Hunting shack manufacturers.
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

Micheal:
If I were you I would not exceed a 55grain bullet with your 12 twist barrel.

I have a Rem700 in 223 it shoots 55grain factory hollow-points nicely. Recently while at the rifle range there was another guy there with a Rem 223. He could not get his gun on the paper at 300 yards. He saw that I was having good success and he brought his rifle and ammo over to me and asked me to give it a try (to see if the problem was him rather than his equipment). My results with his rifle and ammo were the same.

Upon closer inspection, I found his ammo was 77grain match bullets. I tried his ammo in my rifle and got the same results - couldn't hit the paper. Tried my ammo (55grain) in his rifle and it shot fine.

Long way to say...12 twist barrel....55grain max bullet weight.
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Old 09-21-2008, 03:39 PM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

Take a close look at the 55 grain offerings by Hornady, and Black Hills. I have found both of these mfrs. ammo to be very consistent over the years. And the Hornady V-Max bullets perform very well. These are the bulets I usually reload with. These two mfrs. are a god mix of reasonable price with quality ammo.

My 1in8 Krieger will stabilize the 55 grain pill, and my friends Remington 1in14 wil also stabilize the 55 grain pill, so I am sure your 1in12 will stabilize the 55 grain pill. Tom.
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

With a 1 in 12 twist use bullets in the 50, 52 and 55gr weights.

With a 1 in 14 twist 40 to 50gr .

If you had a 1 in 10 you could use the 55,60,65,70 and the 72gr bullets.

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Old 09-22-2008, 07:52 AM
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Re: Bullet Weight For 22-150

A 1:12" is "supposed" to be able to stabilize a 64 gr bullet, but that might be pushing it.
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