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Old 01-19-2003, 07:52 PM
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Ok im getting ready to buy a 22-250 in either savage or remington and i noticed rem has a 1/14 twist and savage has a 1/12 which one will stabalize a 50-55 grain bullet better or be the more accurate rate of twist

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Old 01-19-2003, 07:55 PM
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Default RE: Rate of Twist question

I think I am right when I say the heavy bullet needs the faster rate of twist.
I can tell ya I had a 22-250 with a 1/14 twist and it did very well with 50gr's.

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Old 01-19-2003, 09:09 PM
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If you are planning on shooting medium weight (50gr) to heave weight (60+gr) bullets then you will be better served with the 1 in 12 twist rate. The heavier the bullet, the faster it needs to spin to be stable.
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Old 01-19-2003, 10:13 PM
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mike Ihave shoot both and both do very will the thing to keep in mind is to shoot diferint ammo to find out what your gun likes but Ihave to say I like the savage over the remington im not saying its not a good gun we all know thay are but i like the savage
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Old 01-19-2003, 10:32 PM
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I fully concurr that the faster rate of twist will stabilize the longer (and normally) heavier Bullets. Remember that a 1 in 9 twist is faster than a 1 in 10 twist.

Now for the bad news:while a 1 in 14 twist will stabilize 50 and 55 grain bullets,(I've never shot 60 grainers in one) you don't want to go much heavier than that....you might get away with shooting 60 grainers in a 1 in 14 twist, but here's the rub.....there are several very good bullets that have such thin jackets that if driven too fast(RPMs) they blow up in mid air and never reach their target.....calculate the RPMs at close to 250,000!!!! The manufacturers warn you but in terms of feet per second. They do it this way because they think you don't have a brain to understand RPMs and centrifugal force!!

Here's the bottom line, if you really want a .22-250 and you want it to shoot primarily the 60 and 64 grain bullets, go with the 1 in 12 twist. But if you want to shoot the explosive pills from Sierra, Speer, and Hornady at serious high velocities, use the 1 in 14 twist because it will allow you to drive these serious little bullets at very high velocity without blowing them up from centrifugal force.

personally, I'd choose the 1 in 14 twist because if I wanted to shoot the heavier bullet, I should have picked the .243.
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Old 01-20-2003, 11:22 AM
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Im wanting to shoot 50 to 55 grain for some long range varmints the new accu trigger from savage looks interesting and ive always had very good accuracy from a savage actually a little beter than my remingtons i guess thats why ive sold a couple of my remingtons and am really looking at a savage I do like the model 700vs though its a hard decision

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