223 (8" twist) or 22-250 (14" twist)

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Zep, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    223 with a 8" twist vs. 22-250 with a 14 inch twist. Looking for maximum range with effective terminal velocity. Is this pretty much a wash since the 223 can shoot a heavier bullet. Or would you just use a 55 grain for both where the 22-250 would beat the 223.

    Target is eastern woodchucks.
     

  2. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    If your 22-250 will stabilize a 53gr vmax, that will reach 1k. with a 1 in 14 twist I doubt it'll stabilize but you never know my 22-250 has a 1in 14 twist and it does stabilize them.
     

  3. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Joe. So I guess if I can stabilize the 55 grain I would be better off with the 22-250.
     
  4. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    I am now thinking of going the 243 route, 10" twist.
     
  5. LDHunter

    LDHunter Well-Known Member

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    The 243 with a 9 1/8" twist or 10 twist is excellent for varmints of all descriptions and certainly enough for most deer...

    I like to take BOTH a 223 and a 243 when varminting and use the 223 for the close shots and the 243 for the longer shots. You'll need to cool the barrel of the 243 a lot more than the 223 barrel or you'll cook it pretty quickly.
     
  6. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    LDHunter - Many thanks. I have a friend who caries both calibers at all time when hunter woodchucks.