I have a model 788 rem 22-250. I have had it for over 30 years and it is time for a new gun or a new barrel. I was wanting to go to a little faster twist if I could. I see that that savage lists there 22-250 with a 1in12 twist not the 1 in 14 that most other 22-250s come with. Does any know if the 1-12 will let you shoot much heavier bullets. Also if I was to just get a new barrel for my old gun, has anyone tried a 1-10 or even a 1-9 twist barrel with a 22-250 or would I be even able to have that done.I do understand that it will probably cost more for a new barrel than it would for a new gun. I know there are lots of other guns I could go to but I will be staying with a 22-250. Remember none of this is about needs its all about wants. I shoot because I like to and I like to shoot a 22-250.