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Old November 23, 2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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22-250 bullets with 1:14" twist

Anyone have luck with any bullets above 50 gr reloading / shooting in a rifle with 1:14" twist?
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Old November 23, 2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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Mine does fine with a 52 gr SMK or a 55 gr spitzer.
It will handle some 60 gr flatbase but not others.
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Old November 23, 2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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I have had no problems with weights up to 55gr (Sierra 55gr blitz) have not tried anything higher. It did not like the hornady 55gr fmj-bt.
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Old November 23, 2012, 05:54 PM   #4
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Yup

I shoot the 55gr Speer SP and the Hornady Vmax 55gr. Both shoot <.5MOA

The highest you can probably go with acceptable accuracy is 60gr.
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Old November 23, 2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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I'm not sure what the twist was in my Ruger #1A but it shot 60 grain Nosler BT's fairly well. there wasn't any keyholing but 55 grain BT's shot better
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Old November 23, 2012, 06:16 PM   #6
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I'm not sure what the twist was in my Ruger #1A...
An internet search says 1:14.
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Old November 23, 2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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Yes, the 64 gr WW PP bullet with 38.5 grains of 4350. My 24 inch Remington DL & 26 inch Winchester Sporter varmint barrels had no problem stabilizing it, actually it was an extremely accurate load and a very effective coyote killer. Shot numerous crows and jackrabits out to 450 yards. My 20 inch Micro Medallion did not like it much.
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Old November 23, 2012, 07:50 PM   #8
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My 220 Swift with that same twist shoots the 63 gr Sierra SMP bullet (over IMR4064) extremely well.
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Old November 23, 2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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My Ruger 1-V makes 5-shot groups at an average of .68" at 100 yards with Hornady's 53-grain flat-based match bullet over Varget.

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Old November 24, 2012, 08:55 AM   #10
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My Remington 700 with a 1:14 twist shoots up to 55 grain bullets well.

After that the accuracy falls off a bit.

Best Loads by bullet weight
Weight -- Bullet ------ Avg Group
40 gr ---Nosler BT------0.316
50 gr ---Berger 22406--0.264
55 gr ---Sierra 1360----0.408
60 gr ---Sierra 1375----0.875
63 gr ---Sierra 1370----0.610
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Old November 24, 2012, 09:49 PM   #11
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I have a tikka with the same twist. Would not shoot nolser bt so I went to v max and made a world pd difference. I talk to one of the guy's at sierra he said he had the same rifle the only 55 gr he could to shoot was the 55gr bthp and bking bullets.
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Old November 25, 2012, 01:01 AM   #12
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Things that affect your success with that 14 twist.

1). Elevation
2). Bullet length
3). Speed

I have found that the best results for me with a 14 twist were with 52 match bullets , Nosler, Sierra, Hornady.

My 12 twist 22-250 shoots the 69 Nosler customs @ 4200 feet and above. Below that they tumble.

Use a 52 match bullet
Rem brass
CCI BR or Wolf primers
XBR 8208 powder
when everything is right less than 1/2 moa out to 300+ yards.
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Old November 25, 2012, 06:01 PM   #13
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I have a Tikka with a 14 twist. It shoots a 50 VMax very well. To stabilize a 55 grainer you have to really push the threshold. I get sorta decent groups with 55 VMax with .5 grain of H414 over published load - which won't do.
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