22-250 12 or 14 twist

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  1. uncle_creepy

    uncle_creepy Well-Known Member

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    So I am going to buy a 22-250 and want to know if the 12 twist will shoot lighter bullets good enough.

    I am going to use it to hunt coyotes 0-400yrds.
     
  2. uncleB

    uncleB Well-Known Member

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    UC,
    If it is a factory rifle you dont have much choice, everyone that I have ever seen has been a 1-14" twist and will shoot as light a bullet as you care to shoot.
    UB
    btw....I like your moniker
     

  3. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    when I had a 22-250 the 1:12 stabilized a 52 amax with 36gr varget really well. I have heard of people using fast twists with light bullets with some awesome results. If I recall the conversation they called the rifle the "Hammer of Thor".


    Brent
     
  4. uncle_creepy

    uncle_creepy Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the reply. I can get the Kimber 84 in a 12 twist with a 24" barrel.

    I couldn't really think of any downside but I don't have too much experience with the <45 gr stuff.
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The 1 in 12 will work well with 55gr and down . But if you intend to use heaver bullets( 60+)
    you will need to go with a faster twist.10, 9, 8,and even a 1 in 7 if your not loading hard.

    And as Uncle bob said a 1 in 14 is standard in older 22/250s and 220 Swift.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    If you take a look at Savage, they sell their 22-250's with the 1:12 or 1:9 twist. Good luck on your decision. In my experience lighter is generally never an issue. It is when you desire bigger bullets that becomes the problem.

    Tank
     
  7. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    A 75 grain Amax would be lights out on coyotes from a 22-250, they worked well on deer for me from a 223 out of an AR-15.
     
  8. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    you must have single fed them, cause they won't load mag length in an AR...