Bullet weight question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by TGGUNMAN, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. TGGUNMAN

    TGGUNMAN New Member

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    I have a Weatherby Vanguard SUBMOA varmint in 22-250... 1-14" twist with 22 in barrel...my quesiton is what is the optimal bullet weight with this twist and lenght...40? 45? 50? 55? maybe 39 gr varmint grenades?
     
  2. rocky_lange

    rocky_lange Well-Known Member

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    my Rem 700 22-250

    I get excellent results with Hornady Match BTHP or AMax in 52 gr. But, I have a 1 in 12" twist. You still should be able to get good results with them. You won't be able to stabalize much over 55gr, and then even some 55gr may not work in a 1-14 twist.
     

  3. gbraach

    gbraach Member

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    I like the 52 gr SMK with my Kimber 84M Longmaster VT. It has a 1 in 14 twist with a 26" barrel. I get best accuracy with 34.4 gr IMR-4064