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Old February 26, 2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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Savage guys READ! Model 111 22-250

Ok so I have a Savage 111 in 22-250. It's not too old, it does not have the Accu-trigger. Sporter barrel and came with factory iron sights etc. My question is… what's the twist rate? She has a 22" barrel. What is the heaviest .224 bullets I can use in this particular twist rate?

I know… I can load up my own of different weights test them out see what my rifle likes. And I will, however I would like to know what other shooters Savage 111 22-250 likes as far as heavies!
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Old February 26, 2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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I can't tell you the twist rate but I can tell you how to find it. Use a jag with a patch, attach to cleaning rod, insert jag into barrel untill the rod rotates one revolution. Measure distance cleaning rod entered barrel, but I supect that you already knew that.
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Old February 26, 2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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Call Savage Arms customer service, give them the serial number of the rifle and they can give you the exact twist rate
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Old February 26, 2014, 11:16 PM   #4
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Savage 110-_22-250 had 1-14 twist. If that helps any. Got that info out of my Speer No. 11 manual for yaw.
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Old February 27, 2014, 12:06 PM   #5
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Current Savage 22-250 barrels seem to be 1:12, but they may have been different at sometime in the past. It's best to measure it yourself.

Why would they put a .22-250 in a long action?
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Old February 27, 2014, 12:22 PM   #6
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Why would they put a .22-250 in a long action?
Same reason they pust 308 Win in a long action square bridge receiver. Same reason Tikka and the Axis only use one action length, cost.

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Old February 27, 2014, 03:39 PM   #7
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My savage 112, .220 swift was built in 1992 and it is on a long action. It makes loading and unloading easy but it's sure a stretch between the scope mounts.

Between 1987 and 1998, savage only built long actions. So if the .22-250 was manufactured between those dates, then it would be on a long action. Otherwise, I'm not sure why you would build a .22-250 on a long action, especially the savage action. It's really long.

As to the original question most of the sources I consulted indicated that the savage twist was either 1 in 12 or 1 in 14, with the 1 in 14 more likely for varmint models and the 1 in 12 more likely for later sporting models.

In any case I think the SRE's real question is: Can I use 65 to 80 grain bullets? Nosler doesn't recommend anything heavier than their 64 grain flat point for a 1 in 14 twist. Most other manuals usually stop at 60 for the 1 in 14 twist. So I suspect the slower twists will require something less than 65 grains.
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Old February 27, 2014, 03:40 PM   #8
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I think you may be well-served to edit the title of this thread to simply add " - Twist Rate" at the end of the existing one, just for search purposes.
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