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Old 01-11-2011, 12:30 PM
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I just bought a new HR 22-250 Handy Rifle and having lots of problems with bullet tumbeling. So I'm wondering if anyone has an opion on what is the best 22-250 on the market? I own a savage 22-250 but think my son has completely took it over lol. We hunt alot of coyotes and bobcats and do have some shots that is 500yds but not many. I like this caliber so any info would be helpful.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:45 PM
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The H&R barrel may be a 1:14 twist, which can sometimes not stabilize bullets over ~55 grains. Also, if you're using handloads or the barrel is short, the velocity might not be enough to get those longer bullets spinning right.

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Old 01-11-2011, 05:58 PM
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Yea I been trying about everything with the HR and trying to stay around 50gr., But have tried up to 55 but still get the same result. A gunsmith that works on alot of guns in this area told me that it might help if the exit hole or the crown I guess was tappered a little but I don't want him to do that and it void any warranty I might be able to get out of it. HR told me to take it to a gun dealer not far from my house but I have heard alot of bad things from them. I figured I might try it if I get that way soon and see what they have to say. But I was just seeing what might be out there for better riffles
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:42 PM
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Well.HR Handy are just okay rifles so there are many rifles better. Are you looking for another single shot or a bolt action mag fed? 22-250 I'd a very popular round and many who make rifles in that cal. What is your price range? And would you buy used?

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:45 AM
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I have a 1885 with a 1:10 twist and a 28" barrel. It seems to like 55 grn or heavier. A bit more pricey though but almost guaranteed to be a accurate gun
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:28 AM
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According to my latest info the Handi 22-250 does have a 1 in 14" twist, therefore probably won't stabilize over 55gr bullets. I have on in .223 with 1 in 12 that doesn't like over 45gr bullets. What weight are you trying to shoot? Goatwhiskers
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