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txcookie
August 17, 2010, 09:29 AM
Does anyone still make rifles chambered with this round. I have a Model 77 and love the thing but the ammo is getting harder to find every yr it seems?

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220slow
August 17, 2010, 09:35 AM
Savage makes a model not too expensive.

GooseGestapo
August 17, 2010, 09:47 AM
I've seen barrels for T/C Contenders, too.

You've got a good reason to take up reloading. The .250 is a wonderful cartridge. I've never loaded for it or shot one, but I do have three other .25's.

A friend loads his up to essentially near .257Roberts +P velocities (100gr @ 2,900fps). This is easily done, and is devastating on deer.

H4895 is more or less THE powder for the .250, and I would highly recommend the Hornady 100gr PtSpt "Interlok" bullet.

I've shot deer with the 100gr Hornady loaded to 3,500+fps from a .257WbyMag and they still hold together giving classic mushrooms. They don't penetrate as well from the .257wbymag as they will from the milder .250. At 3,000fps and shots at over 100yds (from my .257Robert(s)) they almost always exit 150-200lb deer.

If brass is hard to find, just run a .22-250 case in your sizer die, and it will come out a .250-3000 savage........ Most of my .22-250 cases are range pick-ups... Get the idea ?! You'll always have ammo available, and most likely better ammo than what you can buy.

NCsmitty
August 17, 2010, 10:13 AM
The 250 Savage, also known as the 250-3000 Savage, is a wonderful cartridge, especially for those who may be recoil shy.
However, popularity has waned, and I doubt few, if any, commercial rifles are being chambered for it. At least as far as I know.

If I had a rifle that was chambered for a near-obsolete or hard to find cartridge, I would accumulate a good supply of brass for reloading. It's a very good reason to learn to reload, if you don't do it now. And you'll find it's easy and safe to reload, and interesting too.

By reloading, you can choose from quite a few different bullet weights, and you'll find yourself shooting and enjoying your rifle a lot more.



NCsmitty

Uncle Mike
August 17, 2010, 11:18 AM
Savage American Classic...... Mfg. P/N 18602

Savage Weather Warrior 16 FHSS...... Mfg. P/N 18600

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