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Old 12-14-2018, 10:40 PM
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Default 22-250 Grouping Issues

I have a Ruger M77 Mark ii. I replaced the factory stock with a Boydís thumbhole stock. I had the stock glass and pillar bedded last year. Iíve been trying to sight in the rifle. I canít shoot three shots in one hole at 25 yds when I step back to 100yds I shoot a group the size of a paper plate.

I believe that the rifle has a 1:14 twist. I have shot 55 and 50 grain VMaxes (factory loads). I was told it sounds like a stability issue. I bought a box of 40 grains hoping this will straighten out my issue.

I have shot the rifle off of shooting bags and off of a lead sled, their shouldnít be to much shooter error from these. Any insight would be helpful.

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Old 12-15-2018, 05:58 AM
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Make sure your screws in the stock are not torqued too tight. I had that same problem with my tikka t3x . Touched holes until I switched stocks and figured out that they were torqued too tight. Try some power shock blue box bullets they shoot good out of both of my 22/250 and my .223. Good luck and hope you get your problem fixed
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:34 AM
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I havenít had the rifle apart since it was bedded. The guy who bedded it builds custom precision rifles. I would think that he torqued them correct but who knows.


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Old 12-15-2018, 09:35 AM
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Make sure your screws in the stock are not torqued too tight. I had that same problem with my tikka t3x . Touched holes until I switched stocks and figured out that they were torqued too tight. Try some power shock blue box bullets they shoot good out of both of my 22/250 and my .223. Good luck and hope you get your problem fixed
Also check muzzle for damage and might have scope issues.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:39 AM
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The crown on the muzzle looks okay I have checked the scope screws and everything appears fine. Iím gonna try the 40ís tomorrow and see how they fare.


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Old 12-16-2018, 11:36 AM
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The crown on the muzzle looks okay I have checked the scope screws and everything appears fine. Iím gonna try the 40ís tomorrow and see how they fare.


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Could be internal scope problem. Never seen 22-250 not keep 5 shot group in paper plate with any bullet weight. If those 40s dont 5 shot under 2.5" you need to take back to gun smith.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:38 PM
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Shot the 40ís yesterday and they shot three shots in a quarter sized groups. I think I finally found what it likes.


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Old 01-22-2019, 02:56 PM
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Mine would shoot 45 grain value pack Winchester hollow points at less than .5” at 200 yards. I don’t shoot them because they will destroy my coyotes so I loaded up 55 grain Sierra spritzers and they group under half inch at 100 yards. Again it prefers light bullets but if you handled you may find a speed to stabilize it. I have a 1:14 twist as well
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:15 AM
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I don’t have much experience with a 22-250 but I know for a fact my 223 prefers one bullet 55 gr Nosler varmageddon. Any other 55 grain is so so. But the varmageddon shoots with 3 different powders. Sometime it al about finding the right combo.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:20 PM
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Like 30-40 said play with loads once you get the right velocity things can happen but again with that slow twist, lighter is considerably better!
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