What grain ammo should i use?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by mbohnett, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. mbohnett

    mbohnett New Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    Hey, I have a Savage Model 10 Predator in 22-250 caliber and it has a 1 in 12 barrel twist. I am looking to go on a prairie dog hunt this summer and would like to know what ammo I should buy. Is there a big difference between cheap ammo and expensive ammo in terms of long range accuracy? Should I shoot a certain grain bullet that would compliment the rate of twist of my barrel?

  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    The cheap white box Winchester ammo from Wal Mart seems to shoot really well in most 22-250's and does a number on squirrels so I imagine it would do the same to sod poodles. I personally like 55 grain Ballistic Tips or V-Max bullets for prairie dogs but I'm too cheap to pay for them in factory shells. If you can find someone with a reloading setup have them help you load up a bunch of V-Max's or Ballistic Tips and you won't regret it.

  3. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

    Jul 1, 2007
    Have had good luck with Vmax both 55 and 60 gr.......
    The 52 gr Amax does a good job as well.....
    The ballistic has a heavy base and keeps on going after you shoot something like a woodchuck
    or sage rats.........
    50 - 60 gr bullets ...........