22-250 fast twist

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  1. Week3

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    I have a MPA switch lug/barrel coming with a 22-250 1:7 fast twist 26” barrel and a couple other caliber barrels. For anyone else who’s playing with a 22-250, what bullets and loads have worked best for you? I’m mostly target shooting out to 300-600yds. Thanks.
     
  2. littlebuddybr

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    4350 and 75gr berger vld
    4350 and 80gr smk
     
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    Careful on velocities ( 22-250 speeds)running that fast of a twist pushing 75s. Often times they don't make it to the target.
     
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  5. Bigguy1951

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    Using 36.1 gr Reloder 23 behind Sierra 90gr MKs. Same summer or winter.
     
  6. Kimber.204

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    What kind of speed are you getting with this load?
    What are you barrel specs? (Length and twist)?

    I've been considering a fast twist 22-250, who has a reamer to accommodate these heavy bullets? I'd like to shoot 75/77gr bullets for practice and 200 yards and the 88ELD-M or 95gr SMK for 300 and 600yards.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Ross
     
  7. kester rice

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    The only real reason to have a 1:7 twist 22-250 is to shoot 90 gr bullets. Anything less than that will be better served by a slower twist.
     
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  8. NZ_Fclass

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    Read Water's Pet Loads. He was advocating 22-250 fast twist a very long time ago, 1-10 back then. But interesting information.
     
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  9. Bill K

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    1/7 is awfully fast for what you want under 90 grain bullets. a 1/11 or 1/10 could be the better choice. Discuss it with the company you plan to order a barrel from and see what they advise.
     
  10. 284winner

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    The 95s also. My 8 twist stabilizes the 90s fine at 3400 fps but the 7 twist stabilizes the 90/95s better. Shooting the 75/80s from the same 7 twist in 22-250 may not work out so well unless you slow down the bullets a bit. I think you'll experience some bullet failure with the newest eld design 75/80s. Can't say for sure but I hear an awful lot of it when pushed to hard in a fast barrel
     
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  11. mike22250

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    I have a 10 twist and it is not liking anything. This is a 4 shot group of 40 gr and then a upper right Sierra tipped Matchking in 69 gr. and it wasnt stabilizing them. I cannot remember the powder. Last time i was shooting 70 gr bergers and it loved them. I just cannot afford to shoot them at $40 per 100.
     

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    Are you mainly interested in match bullets?
     
  13. 284winner

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    Have you ever tried the 53 Vmax ? If not, try them. You might have your go too bullet when you do.
     
  14. John from MN

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    The 65 grain Sierra Game King has shot well for me in the past. They're reasonably priced, too.
     
  15. Bojo

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    Savage 12 fv 22-250 12 twist factory tube. Shoots 40gr barnes varmintators extremely well using 36.1 of varget. My gun seems to max out stability wise at the 55 grain bullet.
    I would think that a 10 twist would run 55 to 70 grain bullets well.
    In trying to run a fast twist 22-250, if you need to slow it down just to be able to shoot a heavier grain bullet without blowing it up resulting in less than stellar performance and efficiency. In that case I would just step up to a 243 to run a 90 grain and up class bullet.
     
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  16. shoot4fun

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    Have only loaded 77SMK and 88 ELDM in my Hawk Hill 7T. Still in the development stage with the 88 but found good results at 36.1 H4350 with the 77. I just got in some 90 VLD and SMK to try as well. I really bought them for the 6.5T 223 I am having chambered now but would be a shame not to try them in the 22-250 as well.
     
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    75 amax'S AND h4350, Good to 1K but especially effective in the 400 to 600 yd range

    53 VMAX very accurate in my 9 tw. 22-250
     
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  18. hunter67

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    8 twist with 75gr bergers and eld-m with 414. Holy pdogs
     
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    Have tried a variety of different bullets, the key factor for me has been RL17. Works great and makes finding nodes easy.
     
  20. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    Use the 69 matchkings not the tipped version , they will work good.
     

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