It will destabilize and go through the target of intention sideways instead of a linear line. Plus accuracy is non-existent. The heaviest you could go with a 1:12 would be right around 60grns or so. Not much more than that. Did you buy your rifle yet? If not, look at the 12FV or 10FP. They both have 223's with 1:9 twists. That should get you into a 70 to 75 grain class bullet. Much better for long range work in a .224 caliber. Not real sure why they don't make the 22-250 in a tighter twist. It would only stand to reason. They use to offer it in either twist. If you call the custom shop, they will probably put a tighter twist barrel on the 22-250 if you want them too.The Savage BVSS comes with a 1:12 twist. What affect will that have on a 70gr bullet?
Thanks for all of your great advice. I think I found the set up I am looking for. My local gun shop has a 12 VLP in 22-250 with a 1:9 twist. I think this will give me the gun I need to grow with as my skills improve. I thought it was a good price at $750. What do you think? Also I do not hand load but would like to get into it. Will this rifle still shout the lighter 55gr. bullets accurately and if not what factory ammo out there would you reccomend for a heavier bullet?
Big point for 223. Longer barrel life, less heat. Why waste the barrel if shooting well within 223 capability?.......Most of my shots would be under 400 yards but would love to work at targets longer out as I imporved my craft......now I am not so sure what I should go with the .223 or the .22-250.