Varmint rife project

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 260 rem, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. 260 rem

    260 rem Member

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    I am looking into a long range 22-250 varmint rifle
    Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of a 1-12" twist barrel I will be shooting 55 grain projectiles I have had a 1-14" rifle and could not stabilize 55 grain and was stuck with 50's gun)
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    There should be no detrimental effects if your bullet weight properly matches your rifling's twist rate. If a 55gr bullet requires a 1:12, go with a 1:12.
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot both those weights out of my mdl 700 varmint rifle ( 22-250)...equally well and accurate
     
  4. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    12tw is perfect
     
  5. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    The pros, It will work fine up to about 65 grs.

    The cons, If you ever want to shoot 70-80 gr target bullets you will find yourself in your current situation again.

    I just ordered an 8" twist barrel to shoot mostly 64 gr varmint bullets from a .223 Rem.
     
  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I use my Vanguard 223 in 12 twist to shoot 53 Vmax. It has a range of about 800 yds.

    My M70 22-250 has a 14 twist and I will be rebarreling to an 8 twist to shoot 80 VLD's. Range should be well over 1000 yds.
     
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    not sure what rifle you have. my vssf will shoot 63 to 40 grain grain. great. 1-14 twist