Originally Posted by Wolfseeker
I have a Savage 22/250 w/ a 1:12 twist barrel, model 10 predator II w/ a bull barrel, & full camo. This is a sweet rifle, I'm just getting acquainted with it. My first load is a Nosler 60 gr. partition with 36.5 grains of Hodgdon H-380, another with the same bullet and 38.5 gr. same powder both are accurate, 3/4 " groups off the hood of my truck at 100 yds. there are a lot of.224 bullets that won't fly right out of this 1:12 barrel. I would love to learn about bullet and powder combinations that will work with this rifle, once I settle on a round I can start reaching out and seeing what she is capable of. The guys at Nosler say the partition bullet will kill out to 500 yds. probably further if I could hit it. This is my first post , am glad to find this site I live in the central mountains of Idaho right in the middle of the wolf herd they dumped on us, come Aug. 30 we start culling. thanks
Most 1 in 12 twist barrels in 22/250 like bullets in the 50 to 55 grain range (I use the 52 grain match
bullets for varmints and targets) the 1 in 12 should shoot the 60 grain bullets but sometimes don't.
I sometimes use 45 grain bullets and they are devastating on small game. Lighter bullets like the
35 grain are fun to shoot crows with (And no I don't eat them)and the lighter 40 grain ballistic tip
was designed specifically for varmints. I have a 22 wssm that pushes the 4400 ft/sec+ and they
still hold together.
The 60 grain flat base partition is a very accurate bullet and does well at 300 and 400 yards but
the boat tail bullets work better beyond 400 yards in my opinion.
Hope this helped
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