question about bullets for 22-250 1 in 9 twist

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  1. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    Ok..I got this savage mod 10 varminter in 22 250 it has
    a 1 in 9 twist...I have been told I can use almost any
    bullet above 50 grain with good accuracy..But that maybe
    a 60 or higher will be better.
    Any advice on this? My plan is for crow sniping out to maybe
    500 yards or better with any luck..
    Thank you for any thing you may have to offer....Johnlightbulb
     
  2. wc872

    wc872 Well-Known Member

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    I used to have a Savage LRPV in 22-250 with a 1:9 twist barrel. The bullet that worked the best for me was Hornady's 75gr AMAX. Several times with three different shooters in was able to keep three shots inside 1" @ 400 yards. I did have a problem with both vertical & horizontal with the same load. My rifle was picky about how far the bullet was off the lands.
    Semper Fi
     

  3. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info..but did you ever try the lighter bullets to see how they would work?:cool:
     
  4. wc872

    wc872 Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember whether they were 52 or 53 gr. Sierra's but they worked well. Also Sierra's 55gr worked very well.
     
  5. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    I have tried... a few from my LRPV, 9 twist.

    Factory loads:
    Hornady 40gr nos BT, 55gr Vmax

    Handloads:
    Barnes - 36gr VG, 40gr varminator, 50gr VG, 53gr TSX
    Hornady - 52gr HPBT, 55gr Vmax
    Berger 75gr vld
    Nosler 40gr BT, 60 PT, 50gr BT, 60gr BT

    Almost every bullet stayed under 1moa with 10 shot groups, the factory 40gr loads shot little bug hole groups for me. I never did find a good load for the 36gr VG. I stocked up on the 75gr VLD, they shoot well for me, buck the wind very well and still make a mess of a gopher.
     
  6. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    sounds good..I appreciate your reply's..As soon as the
    weather gets a bit warmer I will give them a try..I have
    several of the Hornady v max I will also try..John
     
  7. jimmym40a2

    jimmym40a2 Well-Known Member

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    You will need a 1/8 twist for the 80's but 75 and above should work.