Originally Posted by Alfred Crouch
I want to end up with some versin of a 22-250 ....... 22-250, 22-250 AI or 220 swift. I want a 1 to 8 twist which no factory rifle comes with. I want to order a rifle and change barrels to get the twist I want. I can put another trigger &/or stock on it as well if needed .... so should I:
1) Get a Savage long action and put a barrel like I want on it in the caliber of
2) Get a Stevens long action and put a barrel like I want on it in the caliber of
3) Get one of the above in a short action and put a barrel like I want on it in
the caliber of choice.
I was thinking the long action would allow loading the bullets out to the lands whereas the short action may not. Is this correct?
Is the action used on the Stevens and the Savage the same (quality of materials and design) with differences being whether it has the accu stock and accu trigger or not? If so it seems I would do just as well to start with the Stevens. Thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I would start with a Savage in a short action (The long action is not nessary) Because there are lots of aftermarket items for it.
If you are into wildcats and reloading go with the 22-250 AI, The 223 WSSM is also another
choice that is not a wild cat and larger factory bullets work well in it with the 1 in 8 twist you
want. The 223 WSSM requires a magnum bolt face and work best in a center feed mag box.
You can get a pre chambered barrel from Shilen or a couple of other barrel makers in the twist
rate you want and all you need to install it is a barrel nut wench and a head space gauge.
These barrels are fully chambered and ready to install.
The Savages are the way to go If you don't want to fool with a Gunsmith or don't have one available or close by.
I hope this helps you. It's just my opinion for what it's worth.
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