Bullet stabilization in .25 cal 1:12.8"

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bowhunthard, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    What bullets can I stabilize with my .250 Donaldson Ace? The caliber is .257", it's based off of a .250 Savage. The twist rate is 1:12.8"

    Thank you.
     
  2. elktaxi1

    elktaxi1 Well-Known Member

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    the 85 gr bullets were the only one i found that would stabilize
     

  3. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    Elk,

    You are right. I contacted Bryan Litz of Berger Bullets, and he said the same thing. It will take a bullet of under 90 grs. to stabilize in this twist rate. Especially, given the caliber designation, the 250 Donaldson Ace.

    Thanks a lot.