22-250 1 in 14 with 60gr NP's???

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  1. Rifleman513

    Rifleman513 Well-Known Member

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    Curious if anyone has had any luck shooting the federals loaded with the 60gr partitions in a 22-250 with a 1 in 14 twist? It shoots the 45-55 gr I have tried great with the exception of the remington 55gr SP. Just trying to find something a bit heavier that would be a possible close range whitetail round. Any input is appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The 60 grain should work but might be marginal. for 60+ grain bullets I would go with a 1 in 12
    twist rate normally.

    Most 22/250s shoot the 40 to 55 grain best. Mine liked the 52 grain best. so you will just have to
    try the 60 grain to see. The 60 grain partition would be the best choice because of the longer body.
    (More to engrave).

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. roninflag

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    i have a box and hjave not tried them . barnes my be another good bet for deer,
     
  4. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    with a 14 twist barrel your pretty much locked in at .25 B/C or less. Try something like a Hornaday 55 grain Vmax. They seem to shoot well out of a 14 twist barrel.
    gary
     
  5. Joe King

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    try em out they'll ether shoot or not and there's only 1 way to be absolutely certain. If they don't work you can look at Hornady 55gr W/cannular. It's quite a bit tougher than the Vmax making for a really boring varmint round, but that also makes it less destructive on larger critters like coyotes and speed goats. I haven't tried it on deer though.
     
  6. Rifleman513

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    Ive had great luck with the hornady loads with the 55VMax's and the Superformance 50's but I just dont see them holding up as well as the partition might. I was just curious if anyone had shot any with the slower twist rate to see if I could get by with them. Guss I just need to buy a box and try them out. Thinking if I can find the right round this might be fun to take out for the late doe season at the end of the year.
     
  7. roninflag

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    there are other 60's as well the 63 sierra , and 60 grain hornady and i have some 60 berger and 60 grain balistic tip . i bet the nosler partitions shoot plenty good enough to take a doe. i would use varget first choice.
     
  8. Nimrodmar10

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    They should work fine. I've been hand loading the 60 gr. Nosler Partition in my 22-250 for deer hunting for years. I've shot whitetails out to 400 yards with them. I haven't had to shoot one twice yet. I've always gotten an exit hole. The key is bullet placement, no marginal shots.

    Don't try to shoot any bullets heavier than that or they will keyhole.
     
  9. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I only own three 1:14 twist barrels these days and all are either .223 or .222. I'd dropped 35lb. coyotes at 250 yards without a hitch using the 55 grain Vmax. I'd think that bullet in a 22-250 ought to be good for almost 400 yards if not 450 yards on a windless day. I never could get real small groups out of them in the .222 barrel, but still got .62" groups. Of course that could also be the guy pulling the trigger! On the otherhand I did try several 60 grain bullets in an experiment with the .223, and never shot worse than .75" groups and never shot better than .60" groups. Problem I saw was that they were becomming unstable at 275 yards and further. Kinda looks like the 55 grain bullet is about it.
    gary
     
  10. Joe King

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    I've tried so many different bullets in mine, oddly every 55gr load I've tried have all had 1 thing in common, 40.5gr H380 and a CCI250 just drives tacks, it's kind of odd to my way of thinking that working up loads for different bullets of different manf, and different designs that as long as the bullets weight stays the same, I always ended back at the same place with my powder and primer. I guess my rifle just likes the powder, primer and bullet weight. Vmax for rodents and 55gr/W cannular for everything bigger, even holds the same zero. I spose I should just stop looking for something better and go with it lol
     
  11. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    The difference is that even with the same twist, the 500-600 fps advantage of the 22-250 over the 223 gives the bullet enough extra spin to stabilize the 60 gr. bullet at least until it goes sub-sonic around 750 yards.