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Old 03-06-2014, 05:23 PM
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Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

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

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What is the benefit of a three groove barrel?
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:11 PM
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Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

I would go with a short action.

When you say a heavier bullet, do you know what you want to shoot?
If you are thinking 75/80 gr Amax go 8 twist.
You may have to give up some of the lightly constructed lighter weight bullets at max velocity (stuff like the Hornady SX) with the faster twist.
If you are looking for a slight step up, the Hornady 53 gr Vmax has a good BC for its weight class and a 12 twist should work nicely and still let the other lightweights run full speed without flying apart.

I'm not a fan of fast twist, light jackets, high speed and 3 groove barrels.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:19 AM
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Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

I have a 12 twist 22-250 built on a '98 Mauser. I haven't blocked the magazine for the shorter cartridge and don't see a need to. There is supposedly a theoretical advantage in the rigidity of a short action, but I don't believe it is enough to be seen in real world shooting. My long action Mauser works just fine. If I decide to set it up for something else when it's time to rebarrel, my options are wide open.

A short action for a short action cartridge is fine if that is what you have. If starting from scratch, I don't see the point in limiting yourself by using a short action.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:38 AM
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Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

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What is the benefit of a three groove barrel?

The three grove barrels are for high velocity and longer throat life. The lands are wider making
them last longer from throat erosion. they are also known to be a little faster.

The down side is that if the twist is to fast they are hard on bullet jackets.

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Old 03-07-2014, 01:49 PM
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Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

Thank you all for your help. I think I'll go with the long action with a 1:10 as a good happy medium i should still be able to use the 53gr up to a 60gr. That seems to be where the most options are for bullet selection
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:02 PM
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Re: short action or long action for 22-250?

Thank you all for your help. I think I'll go with the long action with a 1:10 as a good happy medium i should still be able to use the 53gr up to a 60gr. That seems to be where the most options are for bullet selection
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