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Maximum Distance for .223 or a .22-250

 
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:54 PM
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Maximum Distance for .223 or a .22-250

I was curious as to what your guys opinion would be on the max distance a well trained marksman could take ground hogs with using a .223 or a .22-250 Savage 12 BVSS, or any varmint rig for that matter.
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Re: Maximum Distance for .223 or a .22-250

Far as you can see 'em! That question could be answered differently by a lot of people. I have only shot groundhogs for one season but my farthest was 600yds with a .243 and 95gn NBT. Others on here have taken them at least that far with the .22 centerfires. JohnnyK.
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Re: Maximum Distance for .223 or a .22-250

Depends on the bullet. If you have a fast twist rate on either, then you can go pretty far with your shots. Using a 69+ grain bullet will allow you to get out to 800 yards pretty easily if you call your wind right. They do make 70+ grain ammo that will work to these distances and farther.

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Re: Maximum Distance for .223 or a .22-250

barrel twist and projectile used will make the difference. If your using a savage bvss you have a 12 twist and the best bullet will be a 55gr bt.

I doubt if one could reliably hit dogs at 800 with that bullet.

If you have a 7 twist you could shoot much heavier bullets but that would be a custom barrel.
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Re: Maximum Distance for .223 or a .22-250

80gr A-max at maximum velocity with 22-250, I would look into it. Twist, accuracy, barrel length(velocity)...
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Re: Maximum Distance for .223 or a .22-250

The Savage BVSS comes with a 1:12 twist. What affect will that have on a 70gr bullet?
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Re: Maximum Distance for .223 or a .22-250

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The Savage BVSS comes with a 1:12 twist. What affect will that have on a 70gr bullet?
It will destabilize and go through the target of intention sideways instead of a linear line. Plus accuracy is non-existent. The heaviest you could go with a 1:12 would be right around 60grns or so. Not much more than that. Did you buy your rifle yet? If not, look at the 12FV or 10FP. They both have 223's with 1:9 twists. That should get you into a 70 to 75 grain class bullet. Much better for long range work in a .224 caliber. Not real sure why they don't make the 22-250 in a tighter twist. It would only stand to reason. They use to offer it in either twist. If you call the custom shop, they will probably put a tighter twist barrel on the 22-250 if you want them too.

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