July 15, 2010, 07:55 PM
I have a really nice 22-250, and its pretty much my baby. The only problem is the ammo isnt that cheap. Do you guys have a suggestion on brand that is quality but cheapish. Under $25 per 20.

Also any of you guys have a .22-250 and if so any comments on it? i would like to hear your opinions.

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July 15, 2010, 08:55 PM

Winchester White box $31 per 40 rounds. I bought several boxes of this to build up my brass collection. I have taken it to wester Kansas and shot more than a few prarie dogs with it. Certainly not as consistant as my handloads but for the price who cares. Both my Savage 12BVSS and T/C Encore shoot it just fine. The Savage like it better but both shoot under 1 3/4" groups at 100 yards. Graf and sons shipping is $4.95 does not matter if you spend $1.00 or $1,000. Great folks to deal with.

July 15, 2010, 08:58 PM
Graf's also has some privi ammo for $12.00 per box of 20 or Hornady v-max is $19 a box for the good stuff.

July 15, 2010, 09:31 PM
Thanks man really helps.

fireman 9731
July 16, 2010, 12:59 AM
I'll second the WWB.

Or you could do what I did and start reloading.

July 16, 2010, 01:56 AM
Or you could do what I did and start reloading.

That's what I do, never had a factory round in mine.

July 16, 2010, 04:36 AM
have a howa nice rifle i shoot hornady 55 gr $19 a box

July 16, 2010, 12:32 PM
i would strongly reccomend starting to hand laod. My Savage .22-250 gives me sub half MOA at 100 meters vith the 52 grain Sierra MK over 38 grains of Varget and a CCI LR primer.
Costs me under the equivavelnt of $5 a box of twenty.

Justin Holder
July 16, 2010, 01:12 PM
I think Winchester Supreme BST are still $23.99 a box.

July 16, 2010, 01:22 PM
I've never put a factory round thru mine, to optimize performance and cost you really should hand load. The 22-250 is a very forgiving round, it is very difficult to construct a hand load that won't stay under 1 1/4" @ 100 meters. Refining your components and techniques will get you to 5/8ths" in short order.
Good shooting!!!!!!!!!

July 16, 2010, 01:29 PM
Own a Remington 700 Heavy barrel in .22-250 and it is a great gun. Got a Leupold Scope that has an adjustible option for up to 400 yards.

I'm not a marksman by any means, but I've done 4'' groups with this gun at 100 yards.

July 16, 2010, 01:35 PM
I don't own a 22-250 but looked at some factory ammo the other day and it is pricey as hell. The only way I would own one would be if I reloaded for it. I reload 223 and that brings the cost way down to not much more than decent rimfire ammo. The 22-250 would just take a little more powder. You can get into the reloading activity for a couple of hundred buck for very basic set up and you regain that money in just a few shooting sessions. (auuming you have the time to do it)

July 16, 2010, 04:08 PM
This all helps but i have another question, this .22-250 i have is a bit confusing. I didnt pay for it my grandfather gave it to me and he thinks its hand built, he hasnt shot it since he got it. It has a very thick barrel, great wood but i think he is right. I scanned over it and it doesnt have a brand on it.:confused: The only name i could find is on the safety, it says Buehler. Heres a pic what do u guys think?

July 16, 2010, 04:43 PM
I really like the looks of that rifle! Don't know what it is though.

July 16, 2010, 07:24 PM
Looks like a sporterized mauser to me.

July 16, 2010, 11:29 PM
Wish i had some close ups, ill put some on tommorrow. im tired...

Friendly, Don't Fire!
July 17, 2010, 02:33 AM
I hand load my ammo and with my 22-250, I am pushing a 50 grain bullet at 3,990 FPS using IMR 4064. Since these are fairly hot loads and since this gun is already all set up as a tack-driver, I only shoot it when I have something to shoot, like a woodchuck out to 500 yards.

July 17, 2010, 11:40 AM
Another vote for Winchester White Box. That stuff is great, shoots good and is clean.

July 17, 2010, 12:36 PM
Heres some more pics. Hope this helps and... Enjoy!:D

July 17, 2010, 06:42 PM
Shoot as much different factory loads as you can afford. When you find a load it likes, buy a pallet's worth of that lot.


Learn to roll your own. I have a pet load with Sierra 52g hp's that shoots 5 into a dime at 100m out of a 80's vintage M70 XTR Featherweight. After 5 it opens up to 3/4" if it doesn't get a few minutes to cool down.

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