22 cal bullet weight

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by riverwild, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. riverwild

    riverwild Member

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    Purchased a new savage trophy hunter in 22-250 it has a 1 in 12 twist rate, what grain bullet should I start with?
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1:12 22-250 and it likes 50 grainers. It has a preference for sierra blitzkings, followed closely by Nosler ballistic tips. Vmaxs not so much - weird how that works.

    Powder wise likes Varget and IMR4895

    Enjoy the 22-250. Great round and a critter stopper to say the least.
     

  3. 7 loader

    7 loader Well-Known Member

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    Try anything under 60gr. The heavy bullets are longer and need a faster twist.
     
  4. flur60

    flur60 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 1:12 that shoots Barnes 36gr VGs over IMR-4895 into little tiny bugholes
     
  5. Engineering101

    Engineering101 Well-Known Member

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    riverwild

    The 53 gr VMAX has the best BC of bullets that your twist will handle.:)
     
  6. Tamarac

    Tamarac Active Member

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    I've got 1-12" twist that loves to shoot 36 gr Barnes VG and 40 gr Sierra Blitzkings behind some Varget.