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Old 04-22-2011, 06:36 AM
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I have been looking for a bullet that could be used for hunting whitetails or antelope with my 22-250. Most seem to be designed for 10" or 12" twist. I looked at 55 gr x bullets and they had a warning against using in 14" twist. Partitions seem to only come in heavier longer versions. What bearclaws are available seem to be very high priced. What do people use (if anything) for a 14" twist barrel?
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:00 PM
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I have been looking for a bullet that could be used for hunting whitetails or antelope with my 22-250. Most seem to be designed for 10" or 12" twist. I looked at 55 gr x bullets and they had a warning against using in 14" twist. Partitions seem to only come in heavier longer versions. What bearclaws are available seem to be very high priced. What do people use (if anything) for a 14" twist barrel?
You can probably use a regular soft point. I have. I don't like the .22-250 for big game, but if you pick your shots, bullet construction won't matter as much. You can blow up a varmint bullet in a deer's lungs and it won't get far. I have even killed a deer with a shoulder shot with hollow point, but it was mostly fragments that got into the lungs. I was young and dumb.

Otherwise, I would try the 50 grain triple shock. Velocity is part of the equation on stability, so the extra speed of the '250 might pull it off. There also is a .45 grain triple shock. They don't actually give a twist recommendation on either on the barnes website.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:21 PM
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53 grain TSXs fly great in my 1:14 twist 22-250. Killed a 250-300# hog with it.
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:55 AM
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Thanks guys. Ths warning against 14" twist was actually on a sticker on the bullet box. I didn't see anything on their website either. I guess I'll have to get a box and see how they group, with the NP's as second alternative.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:46 AM
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I shoot 52 gr Hornady Amax bullets. They are a little tougher than the V max and for sure group better in my 14" twist rifle. 38grs of H-380
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:44 PM
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i use the speer 55gr sp most of the time,my rifle dont like barnes at all and its a 14 twist.good luck
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:31 PM
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Here in Virginia you can't hunt deer or any big game with a .22 caliber. I think there are many states that have that same rule. Can't you find a more suitable caliber to hunt deer sized game?
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:49 AM
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55gn serria SP will do the job nicely it's a favorite in my Moms Mk X. Its taken a dozen or so mulies cleanly,although the operater may have some influence.

Nv allows big game w/"a 22cal or larger center fire w/an oal of 2 inches or greater that produces at least 1000 ft lbs at 100 yds." Which makes a .223 w/55gn SPBT 24"bbl legal ,and rules out a deference loaded 350gn rem RNHP 45-70 from a ported Marlin guide gun.Would a warden give you the long neck if you were hunting elk w/a 223 ? Yes.1 word about elk w/45-70 I doubt it.

Would I take a 223 over even the 22-250 or its Savage parents ? No. Would I hunt elk w/any of the these ? Not on purpose .

Keep it in the vitals,take good shots,use a bullet over 50gn and up,over 50 yds under 225yds and your whitetail will be in a whole lotta trouble.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by harter66 View Post
if you were hunting elk w/a 223 ? Yes.1 word about elk w/45-70 I doubt it.
Are you saying that a .45-70 wouldn't take an elk? I'm confused now. If your answer is yes then what do you think took all those elk in the old days? .45-70 Gov. rounds out of single shot rifles were used to take buffalo at hundreds of yards.

Maybe I read you post wrong, did I?
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:09 PM
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I've been acused of not being clear once or twice.

Those deference of slow low pressure powders out of the 18" ported bbl come up short of the 1000 ft lbs w/ the bc of Remingtons 350gn HP. There's like 27 ft lbs between the 2 as I recall . On paper the 45-70 guidegun was only delivering 985 ft lbs where the223 showed 1012 . That was the season that was all about me pouring through books an magizines for a solid month to determin exactly what cartridges and arms would make the cut. In a spectaular twist from a 18" AR vs a 26" Trapdoor the reverse is true. As the 45-70 then carries well over 1200 ft lbs with those same Remington loads . I had a little too much time on my hands that year. I also found that many pistol cartridges actually out perform the minimum cartridge requirements but didn't fit the requirements.

Used properly a 22LR will do it all,but,I prefer to have some margine for error. I don't care for magnum rifles either,too much of a good thing.

I try in my posts to inspire one to look at the whole box not just the shiney high contrasting lable on the front ,maybe grab a loading manual just to see if I'm jacking them or not.
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