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Partyguy816
February 14, 2005, 12:33 AM
I have a 1-12" twist in my barrel. Will this twist handle heavier bullets? I'm thinking about getting a die and reloading this cartrige, but I'm not sure what bullets to use yet. Right now I'm using 55g vmax and I'm looking at either using this or something a little heavier. What do you think?

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Jim Watson
February 14, 2005, 12:52 AM
Heavier than what?
Mine has a 14" twist and is accurate with 60 grain flatbase bullets and lighter. I doubt a 12" twist will get you up to 69 grainers even at the higher velocity of a .22-250 vs .223.
But if it will, somebody here will know.

caseydog
February 14, 2005, 01:05 AM
40's , 50's and 55's will work just fine , 62gr probably, 69gr is a toss up , you might try a few just to see , some guns with 1 - 12 will shoot them pretty well ,some guns choke with them. I really only shoot mine in the summer (groundhog gun) , I've tried H-380 and Varget so far , I'll give the nod to Varget so far although I'm only up to about 150 rounds of reloads out of this gun and maybe 100 rounds of factory, mostly 50 and 55gr. The big advantage to the heavier bullets is that they handle the wind better at long range.
If you notice accuracy falling off clean well with a good copper solvent , these burners will jacket foul especially early in bore life.

Ray

Partyguy816
February 14, 2005, 01:17 AM
Ok, thanks. I'll probably just stay with the 55's. If I feel I need something heavier then I'll step up the caliber.

Joemidd
February 15, 2005, 08:40 PM
Stick any 55 grain bullet on top of 38.0 grains of H380. This is the best load I have found in both of my 22-250.

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