- Jun 7, 2009
I was thinking about dropping from a 55 gr v-max to a Winchester 35 gr. I want to use my howa axiom in 22-250 for woodchuck in the spring. I thought this set up would be better and cheaper then buying a 204 ruger, seing as how I already have the 22-250. The rate of twist in my gun is 1 in 14 with a 24 inch bull barrel. Is there any down side to going to such a fast bullet, will it wear out my barrel any faster. Currently the 55 gr is flying 3680 and the 35 gr would fly at 4350 fps.