With a twist as slow as 1:14'", use the GSC HV bullet in 40gr from our range. I have shot blesbuck (about 40kg dressed out) out to 535 meters with it and it penetrated through. The rifle that I used is a converted 220 Swift and also has a 1:14" twist.
Unfortunately, getting really far out is going to require a faster twist than what you have now.
I've had really good accuracy with the 52 gr JLK low drag bullets. My rifle also really shoots 52 gr A-Maxes well, and I get better velocity. All I've shot is H380 as it gave groups averaging in the .3's when my barrel was new. Now, several thousand rounds later, it still shoots half MOA 5 shot groups. Rifle is a Cooper with 14 twist.
By light game do you mean, goats, pigs & deer?
If so have a look at the Hornady GMX, a mono bullet along the lines of the barnes, they do a 50gr GMX that should be available across the ditch. Another option that has worked well for me in a few swifts is the 70gr speer. Fairly dumpy for its weight, Ive never had problems getting it to stabilize in a 1:14 at swift velocities.
For maximum point blank, point and shoot range on rabbits and foxes a 40gr is where it is at. The heavier pills will have an advantage somewhere past 4-500y but for anything under the 40s do shoot flatter.
I use 55gr v max and 55gr varmagedden for my 22-250 1 in 14 with varget, and 55 gr v-max and 55gr varmagedden in my .223 1 in 12 with H335 or 2230 which ever is easier to find and have excellent groups with both. I have used h380 in the past and still have three pounds of it in the cabinet but have found it to be sensitive to higher temps verified by my chronograph so I have'nt used in a long while, but if powder gets very hard to find I might use up what I have stored. I shoot 55 gr fmj and fbsp with h335 and 2230 out of my AR with a 1 in 9 and it shoots very good.
Good thread everyone. Can I pick your brain ? I just picked up a Savage BVSS with a heavy 26" brrl and accu trigger. Has a 1:12 twist.I have only shot factory ammo so far.Hornady 55 gr v max , and 50 gr superformance. Just breaking in the brrl (50 shots), Any suggestions on factory and hand loads for this set up ? Thanks so much. Gary
Flat base bullets. Probably the best are the 64 and 60 grain Berger varmints. Then next the Speer 55 grain TNT. Then the Nosler hollowpoint flat base Varmageddon. These are in descending order of BC. All these will reach an SG of 1.5 in a 1:12 twist. The 55 grain hornady Vmax gets to SG of 1.4 here at 6000 ft altitude. An SG of 1.5 is a stability value that assures you get the full BC of a bullet.