22-250 Bullet tumble?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by EFrank, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. EFrank

    EFrank New Member

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    I just purchased a new 22-250 and went to sight in the scope today. I shot 17 rounds through it and all the bullets went sidways through the target at 25 yards and 100 yards. Every shot shows the same oblong imprint. I took the rifle back and the dealer is sending it to the manufacturer. Does anyone know why this would happen? The gun shop owner said he has never seen anything like this. I was all excited to start Coyote hunting this week and now I guess I'll be using the old standby 243.
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    what rifle was it and what bullets were you using?
     

  3. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    +1 heavier 22cal bullets and a slow twist 22-250 = just what you saw. If you tell us the make and model of the rifle, and weight of the bullets it may explain your results
     
  4. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    I had this happen with my 22-250. The problem was that I tried to shoot way to heavy of bullet for the 1 in 10 twist my rifle has