22-250w/ 1-14 twist to 22 br?

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Gollum, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Gollum


    Apr 22, 2005
    I'm getting into benchrest, and starting to think about get more serious into the sport. Funds, of course, are limited.

    I presently have a Savage Model 12, with a 25" 1-14 twist Pac-nor barrel, chambered in 22-250 Rem.,cylinder contour).

    For 200 yard Benchrest,5 bulls, 1/2 moa bull, 1 shot each), will I notice much difference between a 22-250 and a 22BR?

    In other words, would it be worth the $100 to rechamber my 1-14 barrel,plus another the $200 in brass and dies) to 22BR?

    What would be the ideal barrel twist and bullet weight for this type of benchrest competition with a 22 cal?

    Who knows, maybe I'll just save up for a year and buy a 6mmBR Barrel!

    ,I read the 22 faq, and tried the search function, and didn't find a lot of info in what I'm looking for. If you know of any similar threads, I would be glad to know.)

  2. Forum Boss

    Forum Boss Administrator

    Sep 9, 2009
    With that Pac-Nor barrel you've probably got a pretty good shooter. There would be some advantage in efficiency going to a 22BR, and maybe a slight gain in accuracy But, we wouldn't make the change until you've shot that barrel out.

    For 200-yard Score BR competition, we'd recommend the 30BR. It will give you the best accuracy and a bit of an advantage through the larger bullet diameter. Also outstanding barrel life. Anything from 22-26" in barrel length seems to work, but you want to use the Short-throated reamer to shoot the 118-125 Robinette or Knight bullets.

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