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22-250 Varmit shooting

22-250 Varmit shooting
« on: November 11, 2009, 06:45:34 PM »
I have a savage long range precision varmint single shot in a 1:12 twist rate.  I am torn between the barnes varmint grenade in a 36 grain cartridge and a remington varmint disintegrator in a 45 grain bullet.  I live in California and i have to have green ammunition.  I will be taking shots between 150 and 300 yards.  I will be hunting ground squirrels and the occasional coyote.  So i guess my question is which would be a better roudn for my gun.  Thanks for your input.

Re: 22-250 Varmit shooting
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 07:35:39 PM »
I got this information off the Shilen Barrels web site.
.224 CF
- 8" for bullets heavier than 70gr.
- 8"* Ratchet rifled 4 groove
- 9" for bullets up to 70gr.
- 12: for bullets up to 63gr.
- 14" for bullets up to 55gr.
- 14"* Ratchet rifled 4 groove
- 15"* for bullets up to 55gr. driven 4,100 pfs or more
- 16:* for bullets up to 55gr. driven 4,300 fps or more
I shoot a weatherby vanguard in the 22-250 with a 1:14 twist and it really likes the 55gr bullets. I personally would go with the 45 in your case just because there is more bullet and it will in most cases be better in the wind. I hope this helps you
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Re: 22-250 Varmit shooting
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 11:17:01 PM »
AZ :  Are you hand loading ?  Even then there isn't a lot of offerings as of yet until the other big guy's get geared up for the green bullets.  Nosler is coming out with a lead-free B tip,  Remington is loaded ammo as far as I know in the disintegrator, and of course barnes either loaded by black hills or components.  Right now I would choose which ever one that shoots the best until other companies  take notice and start producing non lead bullets in more calibers for Ca.

Re: 22-250 Varmit shooting
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 12:04:33 PM »
Shoot the one that is most accurate in your rifle.  The Nosler lead-free Ballistic Tips are absolutely devastating on varmints.   The 36-gr Barnes Varmitn Grenad is the only other lead-free varmint bullet I have used, and they work well if your gun shoots them accurately.    The heavier Varmint Grenades probably won't shoot well out of your 12-inch twist Savage.

Re: 22-250 Varmit shooting
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 03:45:11 PM »
Couldn't agree more with Cali Hunter...Hornady BT's rock as does just about anything coming out of Hornady these days.
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Re: 22-250 Varmit shooting
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 04:18:40 PM »
Good posting 22 250Vanguard, glad someone brings up twist. The smaller the bullet the faster they go so the faster they burn up the barrel, speed isnt that important.