best bullet weight

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by thomarbau, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. thomarbau

    thomarbau New Member

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    What is the best bullet weight for a 1in 14 twist barrel in 22-250?

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  2. skeniger2002

    skeniger2002 New Member

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    50grain to 55grain is the best I think it all depends on how accurate it shoots for u to
     

  3. thomarbau

    thomarbau New Member

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    Thanks guys, I started shooting 55gr vmax and then switched to 50 grain and noticed a big improvement at long ranges 250+ yds. 45 grain factory loads seem to be hard to come by so hand loading may be my only option.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Every gun is different, but the 250 should be able to shoot the 55's well. Twist is only a part of the equation. Stability is achieved by RPM's. A 1-12 .223 is fine with 55's because the velocity is enough to get sufficient RPM's. The higher velocity from the 250 should give enough rotation for the same bullet in a slower twist rate barrel.
     
  5. Mossyoakman3006

    Mossyoakman3006 New Member

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    50 grain nosler ballistic tips seem to work best for mine