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Unread 03-04-2014, 11:06 PM
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short action or long action for 22-250?

I'm debating on building a 22-250. There are a LOT of options out there, but I was curious if i decided to build a fast twist to utilize a little heavier bullet, would i need to use a long action to fit a longer bullet or would say a .308 action work? i assume the bullets with the higher b.c. would be longer and more sleek. This will be for hunting, and i want to utilize the magazine. Thanks for any help!
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    Unread 03-04-2014, 11:50 PM
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    Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

    Short actions fine, the 22-250 case is shorter than a .308 and there's plenty of room in a .308 sized action.
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    Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

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    I'm debating on building a 22-250. There are a LOT of options out there, but I was curious if i decided to build a fast twist to utilize a little heavier bullet, would i need to use a long action to fit a longer bullet or would say a .308 action work? i assume the bullets with the higher b.c. would be longer and more sleek. This will be for hunting, and i want to utilize the magazine. Thanks for any help!

    The hangup is the magazine. You can seat long slugs WAAAYYY out....but they wont feed thru the magazine
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    Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

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    I'm debating on building a 22-250. There are a LOT of options out there, but I was curious if i decided to build a fast twist to utilize a little heavier bullet, would i need to use a long action to fit a longer bullet or would say a .308 action work? i assume the bullets with the higher b.c. would be longer and more sleek. This will be for hunting, and i want to utilize the magazine. Thanks for any help!
    Use the short action.

    No need to complicate things. The case capacity is generous in the 22/250 and bigger bullets that are magazine lengths still have enough capacity for max loads.

    Twist should be 1 in 12 for biggest bullets (1 in 14 is normal for 55 grain and down).

    You might want to look into a 3 grove barrel also.

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    Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

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    Twist should be 1 in 12 for biggest bullets (1 in 14 is normal for 55 grain and down).
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    Berger shows bullets for a 7, 8, and 9 inch twist.
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    Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

    fwiw, I use long actions for all builds, then fit spacer in mag after final load is developed.
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    Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

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    Berger shows bullets for a 7, 8, and 9 inch twist.
    Those twist rates are not for all 22 cal cartridges. They work well on the 223s because of there velocity.

    Some of the guys that went with the 1 in 7 twist in there 223 are going back to the 1 in 8 for best accuracy. some even tried the 1 in 6 and as far as I know they did not work at all.

    The 22/250 is a much faster more powerful cartridge and you can over rotate bullets and destroy
    there jackets if to much twist is used.

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