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Remington 700 Heavy Barrel in 22 250 (Built in 1974) What is the Twist Rate ?

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  1. nerfsrule2

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    I called Remington and even with the serial number they could not tell me.
     
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    Measure it yourself. Put a tight patch in the bore, mark your cleaning rod so you can see its rotation and measure a distance it moves. Then move it forward for one full revolution and measure the distance you moved the rod. Twist rate found. Its easiest and most accurate with a good rod with a handle on a bearing but you can do it with fixed handle rod if careful. A really tight patch helps.
     
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    Thanks..Will do.. Still wondered why Remington would not have this info..
     
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    I have a M-700 .22/250 from that era, the twist is 1/14" The person at Remington should have known, because 1/14" for .22/250 was pretty much the standard twist across the industry.
     
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  5. joed

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    Remington has always used 1:14 for the .22-250 for as long as I know.
     
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  6. nerfsrule2

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    So the 1:14 should like a lighter Bullet.. I am testing loads.. Hornady VMax 50g..IMR powder punching the same hole with 32G at a test of 50 yards..
     
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    50 or 55gr. or lighter, bullets are ideal for 1/14" barrels. Your 50 gr Hornady is in the sweet spot.
     
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  8. Geno

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    Test some factory loaded, Remington green box, 50 grain, flat base, hollow points. I have had excellent results with that in a .22-250. Inside 100-150 yards, use flat-base. Past 150 yards, use boat-tails.
     
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  9. Archie

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    I have a Remington 700 VLS in .22-250 Remington. Will shot up to fifty five grain bullets very well. Will not group the Sierra 69 grain HP BT well enough to discuss. (I still have nearly a box full of those bullets.)
    Will sort of group the Speer 70 grain SP RN (it's shorter than the Sierra).

    1:14 twist as I recall.
     
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    I have a early ‘200x’s Remington M700 ADLin .22-250. By actual measure, it’s a 1/14”. It shoots “bug holes” with Sierra 50-55gr bullets.
    However, a Hornady 60gr Vmax hits the target side-ways if they hit it at all.
    But a 63gr Sierra SMP will shoot 1/2”-3/4”, so it depends on the individual bullet. Not just weight, but length...
     
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    Yeaha.I tried a few 60g V Max..Key holing all over the place.. (Now I have to disassemble about 10...)
     
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    The 50 vmax you're using should be great.
    53gr vmax is usually a no-go in 1in14 twist also. It's longer than 55gr flat base.
     
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