204 or 22/250

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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by andy66 » 19 Sep 2018, 13:13

Chrissmith0881 wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 07:33
Kev my 223 is a 22 inch barrel 1:8 twist t3 lite
That's a great twist rate, it will stabilise from a possible 40gr up to around 80gr maybe even heavier.

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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by jackal1 » 24 Sep 2018, 10:37

I had a .223 Tikka T3 LITE 1 - 12" and it wouldn't stabilise the hornady 53grn v max bullets, some of them tumbled. I switched to 40grn and it stabilised shot ok. I then bought a .204 to try and within a week i knew the 223 wopuld never come out of the cupboard again so sold it. I now have two .204s one for night with a drone x10 on and one for day with a minox 3-15x56 on. both run the same 32grn homeloads. I really like the calibre, it's very flat and sweet to shoot, virtually no recoil so you never lose sight picture. It is also very quiet with a DM80 .mod on it and cheap to run

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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by warbucks » 21 Oct 2018, 11:15

" It wouldn’t stabilise 53g v-max bullets"
My Tikka T3 also wouldn't stabilise FACTORY 53g v-max bullets, in fact they were the worst grouping bullets id tried in it, some one gave me a box of 53g v-max head to have a go at home loads, after a bit of tweaking they were through the same hole.

If a 22-250 has the right twist rate 1 in 12 ? to stabilise theses high bc .290 bullets your going to have ultimate performance.

Dave (warbucks)

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