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Posted: 3/15/2011 10:12:19 AM EST
I was thinking of trying to load a 62 gr ss 109 in my 22-250 to see what more velocity would do to the penetration factor of the ss 109. The rifle I would try it in has 26 inch barrel 1/14 twist. Only a thought. thanks
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 10:53:59 AM EST
Don't waste your time. The 1-14" twist is too slow to stabilize that bullet.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 11:10:38 AM EST
Twist rate was my main concern also. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:03:12 PM EST
I done a few yr back,, but I have a 24" 1x12 barrel on mine..

Does a number on small rocks.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:23:16 PM EST
yeah, twist rate will be an issue as stated. My 1/14 barrel doesn't even like 52 grain bullets. My magic happens with 45 and 50 grain V-max's.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:27:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 2:28:35 PM EST by sleepercaprice1]
I loaded some 55 grain M193 pulls years ago in my .22-250. They left a gray vapor trail all the way to impact. I think it was the exposed lead base vaporizing, but I really don't know for sure. It was pretty cool to watch though. I was shooting them in a Remington 788 and I'm not sure what the twist rate is,
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 2:28:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 2:30:03 PM EST by bfoosh06]
I'd give it a try ! If they don't shoot worth a darn.. what are you out ? Not much...as for the "increased pen. probably won't be that much better.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:42:16 PM EST
2-300 fps more will definetly increase penetration. My 2800fps reloads compared to milspec M855 that shoots around 3000fps there was a notceable different in the craters left in my AR500 plate.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:56:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By sleepercaprice1:
I loaded some 55 grain M193 pulls years ago in my .22-250. They left a gray vapor trail all the way to impact. I think it was the exposed lead base vaporizing, but I really don't know for sure. It was pretty cool to watch though.


Did you have high humidity ?

I shot in a humid condition with a slight haze, and all I seen was a whilte line go out away from me.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:56:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 4:06:15 PM EST by SBR7_11]
Originally Posted By thelaw09:
yeah, twist rate will be an issue as stated. My 1/14 barrel doesn't even like 52 grain bullets. My magic happens with 45 and 50 grain V-max's.


Oh well, this post was supposed to be edited into the above post.....

I shot HORNADY 50gr SP for yrs with 748, then made the move to 844 to cut cost, as 22-250 used increased with cool factor of having the suppressor..

I have switched to HORNADY' 50gr V-MAX, groundhogs drop right there in a "POP"..




Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:58:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 6:00:04 PM EST by Peterbilt2007]
I was just thinking it would be neat to try. I would settle for just seeing a nice vapor trail.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:06:08 PM EST
Ok they are loaded and will be tested soon. I loaded em up with what I had. I loaded 36.0 gr of H-380 and seated them 2.40 According to my Sierra book velocity should be about 3600-3650. I will get back with results.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 8:22:06 PM EST
In for the range result.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:24:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Peterbilt2007:
to see what more velocity would do to the penetration factor of the ss 109.


I would guess it would hurt the penetration, but increase the fragmentation.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 5:28:35 AM EST
Ahh, what the heck, in for results.

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Link Posted: 3/16/2011 9:04:29 AM EST
Just thing about a SS 109 becoming a frag bullet because of high velocity. Thats bad ass. I have a pile of Israeli SS109 so i am looking forward to seeing results.
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