Dark Lord of Optics
Location: United States
I have a heavy barrel savage chamebred for 22-250. I have largely been shooting factory ammo out of it, but this time around I decided to make some handloads for it. These loads will be used for taget shooting at the range and I will probably end up using Sierra MatchKing bullets or something similar. I've had good luck with SMKs in other rifles, so I am leaning that way. On the other hand, Berger Bullets look appealing as well.
Savage's 22-250 has a 1-in-12" twist rate. What is the heaviest bullet it is likely to stabilize?
Sierra has a 60gr Varminter HP. Berger has 60gr, 62gr and 64gr Match bullets with impressively high BC values.
Also, what powder would you recommend for 22-250 with the heaviest bullet that is likely to work?
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