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Old July 15, 2005, 07:49 AM   #1
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ive just bought a weatherby vanguard in 22-250 with a 1-14 twist
i understand that with a twist rate like this it is manly suitable for smaller gr bullets up to 60 , what would happen if you did use 70 or 80 gr projects in this gun ,

also would you be able to post some loads up for nosler ballistic tips 55gr 60gr
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Old July 15, 2005, 08:37 AM   #2
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Sierra makes a 63 grain semipointed and Speer a 70 grain roundnose to provide heavier bullets in varmint barrels. Something like a 69 grain boattail would not be stabilized, would yaw and tumble in flight and show a "keyhole" should it hit the target.

I figure a Ballistic Tip will work with the same load as any other 55 or 60 grain bullet. Look 'em up.
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Old July 15, 2005, 08:43 AM   #3
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so if i was to put a 70gr round in my rifle it would not stabilise and be accurate , but i should be right with 60grs
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Old July 15, 2005, 10:19 AM   #4
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With a 1-14 twist I would probably not go heavier than 60 grains. My 22-250 has a 1-12 twist and I can go a little heavier, probably 65 grains tops. With all that powder capacity I wish places made them with a 1-10 twist. The 22-250 realy shines with heavy bullets.
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