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I have another action to build off of. It a short action 700. I have a cutom walnut stock that will be pillar bedded and bed with compound. It is going to be a 22.250. Two questions: I have a Pac Nor barrel on my 6.8 AR and really like it are they suitable for this cal. too or is there another barrel maker that it is a better choice. Also is the 14 twist what I want and lenght 24 in. too much. Is there a certian compound for bedding compound or Devecon g2g. any other thoughts overlooked.
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rudy16: Have had three 22-250 chamberings, all with 1-14 twists,limiting me to 55 gr. bullet weight, ( and only "short" ones at that), 53 & lighter always seem to produce smaller groups. When the present Rem 700 VLS 26" is shot out, ( am seeing the beginning of some serious fire cracking now), it will be replaced with a 1-9 or maybe even a 1-8, letting me use heavier weight/longer bullets, easily justified with the case powder capacity. "The Varmint Hunter" magazine, July- September 2009 issue, page 76 has an article dealing with the same issue: fast twist barrels on the 22-250 and 220 Swift. As has been my experience with my 223s and 1-8, I am still able to get excellent results with bullets as light as 55 gr., but have the option of around 80 gr. max. Much more versatile.
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My experience with various barrel makers, including PAC-NOR, has been that they all have shot very well in .22 caliber (mostly 223). None of mine are bench rest guns, but all shoot 1/2 moa with a little load development. The PAC-NOR's were a good bit cheaper than others, but not any more.