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Old 10-16-2004, 10:47 AM
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What about the 22-250 cal.


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Hello everyone...

Can I get some info. about the cal.22-250 ?

Some hunting stories...
Shooting ranges?
Bullets?.... for deer and bird/fox

Reloding? Data..?..
Powder?

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Old 10-16-2004, 11:39 AM
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I have two rifles in the 22-250. REM 700 VLS SS and a Weatherby Super Predator Master. Both rifles shoot extremely well. I don't shoot deer with these rifles just Varmints and Predators. I'm loading up some 55gr Blitzkings right now.
Rem 700- Seirra 55gr BlitzKing/36gr Varget
WSPM- Sierra 50gr BTHP/37gr Varget

Earlier this year I was out shooting the VLS testing the new Varmint Hunters Reticle in a 4.5-14X40 VXIII Long Range (30mm). I was shooting crows from 100-400yds. Most of them were head shots as they were walking in the tall grass. I'm not a huge fan of Leupold scopes but the one I have is excellent! It is starting to get cold up here in MN, so I will be out after some coyotes after deer season is over.
The Weatherby hasn't seen too much action, i am looking for a different bullet as the HPs don't feed very well, i just need to find a pointed tip bullet that groups as well as the BTHPs.


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Old 10-16-2004, 12:11 PM
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Often the .22-250 is compared with the 220 Swift with the Swift using a longer barrel and loaded to higher pressures. As far as I can tell, and I've loaded for both of them for some friends (I don't own either) the .22-250 is the better cartridge for efficiency, and possibly for accuracy.

60 gr' Hornady spire points, bl-c(2) powder, Win' primers, and either Win or Rem' brass gets it done in the .22-250 for deer.
Work up a load for your rifle, and if it likes this bullet you'll have all you need for 250 lb' white tails out to 150 or 200 yds.....with proper bullet placement. Go to Hodgdon's website for some ideas on loads.

I'd go with 50 gr' spire points for coyotes and ground hogs if the coyote pelts aren't important to you. Otherwise I'd load a heavier, slower bullet for coyotes....or even use fmj's.

I've seen several big 250# white tails taken by a landowner using a .223........and my .220 Swift loads with Hornady bullets took a big doe right where she stood for my buddy's brother at 160 paces down in W. Va' last year. She just fell over.
Of course she just fell over -- because Hornady makes good bullets in their spire point line.

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Old 10-16-2004, 01:00 PM
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A real screamer (fast) and normally very accurate. There aren't too many bullets I'd trust to big game hunting. Try the 52/53gr. Barnes "X", or the 60gr. Nosler Partition. I've shot a deer with the 'x'. It works

Load data - start here:

http://www.hodgdon.com/data/rifle/22250rem.php

Don't know what powders you can get, but this will give you an idea of the ballistics.

For varmits, normally you'll want to go very light and fragile. If you want to keep the hides, try the Hornady 40gr. V-max.
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Old 10-16-2004, 03:37 PM
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There are a very few bullets like the barnes X, Nosler Partition, and Trophy Bonded Bear Claw that would penetrate through a deer. These still might not be enough to humainly kill the animal. .22-250 is deffinately one of the best tools for anything under 50 pounds and 500 yards. I mostly retire ground hogs with mine and crows.

I am just starting to load for my Rem 700 VLS using Sierria 50 gr Varminter, and Barnes XLC 53 grain.
My rifle will shoot 3/4 inch groups all day at 100 yards with most any factory ammo, so I should be in for a treat handloading.

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Old 10-18-2004, 11:44 AM
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There are a very few bullets like the barnes X, Nosler Partition, and Trophy Bonded Bear Claw that would penetrate through a deer. These still might not be enough to humainly kill the animal. .22-250 is deffinately one of the best tools for anything under 50 pounds and 500 yards. I mostly retire ground hogs with mine and crows.

I am just starting to load for my Rem 700 VLS using Sierria 50 gr Varminter, and Barnes XLC 53 grain.
My rifle will shoot 3/4 inch groups all day at 100 yards with most any factory ammo, so I should be in for a treat handloading.

Good Luck
Mine is used exclusively for prairie dogs and related vermin. In CO a 22-250 doesn't meet the minimum requirements for big game in either diameter or bullet weight so its not an option for deer.
It is a truly special moment when a 50 v max at about 3800 fps contacts a Budda prairie dog "center mass" in full view.
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Old 10-18-2004, 01:32 PM
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I shoot an old 788 Remington and tried some 55 gr Sierra SPBT with 36 gr W748 for deer in S. Carolina last year. First one was at approximately 30 yds. The jacket was found balled up against the hide on the far side, the core seperated and passed through. The entrance side had bloodshot from head to tail, complete distruction of the heart and massive damage to the lungs, but no blood trail was ever found and the deer traveled approximately 100 yds. Could have been a problem in some areas. The second was shot at approximately 125 yds, the bullet entering in front of one shoulder and exiting behind the other shoulder. The entrance side had bloodshot at the shoulder area, heart and one lung was severely damaged and the bullet exited intacked. Again no blood trail, but deer only traveled approximately 20 yds.
I'm not sure I would make a habit of hunting deer with my 22-250, but it will work under good conditions. The 60 gr Nosler would be a good choice, if your gun can shoot it. Mine has a 1:14 twist rate so I have never tried the 60 grainers, but if I was to rebarrel it at some point with a faster twist, I would be trying them.
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:00 PM
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i own a savage syn,22-250 heavy barreled accu trigger, i shoot 40gr moly v-max threw it and wow,,look out, i shot a does at 225 yds with it last yr, pencil hole on entry and golf ball sized hole on exit broadside just above the heart blew the ribbs out massive damage,i would hunt deer with this gun with a 55 or 60 gr v max moly coated loaded down a bit,,avoid the hard bone,,,,
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:44 AM
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i have shot a .22-250 their good guns exspecaly for kids starting though i'd still take sides on a .243 or .244, were i live (minnesota) i do belive a 22-250 is illegal for deer but an excellent varment gun. depending on were you live i'd check the laws for deer i know in texas the law is any center fire rifle, one of my cousins uses a .17 for whitetail. as far as accuracy on the .22-250 i have shot better groups at 250 yr. then most other guns, of course that could just be chance of day to.
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Old 10-24-2004, 01:48 AM
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i have shot a .22-250 their good guns exspecaly for kids starting though i'd still take sides on a .243 or .244, were i live (minnesota) i do belive a 22-250 is illegal for deer but an excellent varment gun. depending on were you live i'd check the laws for deer i know in texas the law is any center fire rifle, one of my cousins uses a .17 for whitetail. as far as accuracy on the .22-250 i have shot better groups at 250 yr. then most other guns, of course that could just be chance of day to.
first of all since when is a 22-250 called a kids gun?,also the deer i shot was legal under a dmap permit issued by the dec for crop damage, also the state where i live states any center fire is legal,when i get older a wanna be just like you,a vampire,,lmao,,
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Old 10-24-2004, 12:31 PM
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Had A Savage 12flvss In 22-250. Most Accurate Gun I Ever Owned. 1 Hole At 100. At 400 Meters We Were Shooting Clay Pigons Off A Dirt Bank At A Range. Hit Every G-hog That Was In Its Scope But 1 And That Was My Fault. These Is With Reloads Using H-380, But It Shot The Win. Usa 45 Gr Brand Very Well. The Only Bad Thing Is After A Shot There Were No Hits Thru The Scope. The Kick Is Zip But It Will Take The Scope Off The Hit. A Good Recoil Pad Or Muzzle Brake Will Fix That And Do The Trigger Also...
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:25 PM
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I just got back from a shooting weekend with my .22-250. It was allready a very good shooter. I allready have many 3/4 inch groups with varying factory loads.

I tried 36.0 and 36.5 grains of varget under a 50 grain med velocity sierra spitzer.

WOW isn't the right word for it.
36.5 grains
3717 fps
3/8 inch 5 shot group @ 100. A horizontal oval. So I pulled 2 shots a little off center. I hope i am not this lucky with all my reloading or I might loose intrest. That was too easy. I will add that I had fun trying to shoot through .308 holes in the targets with the remainder of my bullets.

This is quite a good shooting stock rifle.
Rem 700 VL 26 inch barrel. The scope is junk so I have to play with it before I will be able to center that kind of group into the little bull for the Postal match.
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Old 03-25-2007, 08:12 AM
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17 cal for deer hunting

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i have shot a .22-250 their good guns exspecaly for kids starting though i'd still take sides on a .243 or .244, were i live (minnesota) i do belive a 22-250 is illegal for deer but an excellent varment gun. depending on were you live i'd check the laws for deer i know in texas the law is any center fire rifle, one of my cousins uses a .17 for whitetail. as far as accuracy on the .22-250 i have shot better groups at 250 yr. then most other guns, of course that could just be chance of day to.
hey tell your cousin not to use a 17 cal my babysitters kid got caught and it costed him almost 1000.00 its not worth it
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:51 PM
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My Savage 11FNS, with a "sporter" weight barrel will put five of the Winchester USA 45grn hollow points into a dime size hole at 100yrds.
With the sporter weight barrel and synthetic stock, it kicks harder than my Marlin 336A in 35Remington!, it is NO kids gun!?
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:11 PM
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My Rem 700 VLSS does kick more than my .223, but it's not bad overall. But, my 700 is a tad heavy with a 26" bull barrel and thumbhole stock.

Favorite load is a 52gr Sierra BTHP over 36.1gr Varget. Got a box of 70gr Speer bullets for the heck of it; haven't loaded them yet. Had a couple of people say they worked in the 14" twist barrels, so we'll see!
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Love mine.
Its an old Rem 788.
It is a shooter. w/ Sierra 52gr BTHP Match Kings.

H-380 or IMR 4064 works equally well in mine.
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