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Old July 11, 2014, 12:20 PM   #26
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Why wouldn't someone want to own a .22-250? It's a good cartridge intended for a different purpose than a .223 Rem. I own a .22-250 as well as a .223, .243 and .25-06. Each have their purpose for me.

Burn up a barrel? So what, I've rebarreled the .25-06 a few years ago, great move. I'd do the same with any of the others.
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Old July 11, 2014, 12:47 PM   #27
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The 22-250 has never intrigued me as I started with a 223 and it did what I needed but I hear a lot of people rave about how good the 22-250 does at distance.

I wouldn't worry about burning up the barrel. It is a Savage so they are easy to rebarrel anyway and you may get bored with the caliber anyway.
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Old July 11, 2014, 01:18 PM   #28
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moderation with the over-bore 22s prevents burning up the barrel. if you can't keep your hand on the barrel for ten seconds, it's too hot. let it cool (open the action) for a while before continuing.

although i am a 220 swift fan, the 22-250 is just as good a varmint caliber. i have both in my stable.

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Old July 11, 2014, 02:54 PM   #29
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In many states, it is the cal. of choice for fox and coyote. The ballistics is better than 223, a lot of older hunters also use 222 as well. It is a good all around cal.
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Old July 11, 2014, 06:35 PM   #30
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They shoot .22 cal. bullets really fast, that's the whole point of them. Really fast causes heat and wears barrels, but if you like varmint shooting they are a good way to go.
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Old July 11, 2014, 06:46 PM   #31
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Is there a reason to get a 22-250 Remington?
Prairie dogs at 600-800 yards.
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Old July 11, 2014, 11:37 PM   #32
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Thx nc!
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Old July 13, 2014, 07:43 PM   #33
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Stop and think about it for a moment. If anyone was to wear out a barrel on a 22-250 with hot loads coyote hunting he wouldn't be able to put all those coyotes in a fleet of semi trucks. On the other hand, if your desire is to sit at a bench busting prairie dogs with a 22-250 until you could use the barrel of the rifle for a branding iron, you probably have the money for another barrel.
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Old July 14, 2014, 03:24 PM   #34
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I blast my Wyle 's with a Savage 110. Chambered in 270. Sure you have the recoil. But if you shoot less then 50 rounds a day it is fine. Mine is scoped with a 6.5 x 20 x 50mm.
All day and every day drop em from muzzle out to 500 yards. They never know what hits em. Im shooting 85 grain Barnes handloads.
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Old July 14, 2014, 03:54 PM   #35
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Out here in CA, we have big spaces that almost always hold wind. I love the .223 and shoot it often, but if wind is in play I switch to the .250. I tend to think of rifles like golf clubs: I sure play a whole game with a Seven Iron and a Putter, but it is more fun to play with the whole set.

If I had to choose between the two, I would keep the .250. I would suggest playing with it and seeing if it fits into your arsenal.
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Old July 14, 2014, 06:03 PM   #36
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If you want an accurate, flat-shooting round you have a reason to buy one. As far as burning barrels out, I have this 22 Varminter (a 250 Savage necked to 22 caliber before the 22-250 was standardized) that still shoots pretty much one-hole after over 1/2 a century.



I also have 2 heavy barreled 22-250s. As Townsend Whelen said, only accurate rifles are interesting but I guess not everyone likes interesting rifles!
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Old July 14, 2014, 06:40 PM   #37
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22-250s are like land rover's those who have one love it. The rest of us don't know why.
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Old July 14, 2014, 10:38 PM   #38
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I have several, all tack drivers, kill deer, hogs, coyotes all the time. helluva caliber, low recoil and women can be good shots with this caliber. until you own one, shoot one, you aint gonna be able to make an opinion or state one....so there.
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Old July 15, 2014, 08:41 AM   #39
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22-250 ON HOGS?
Were they piglets?
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Old July 15, 2014, 09:10 AM   #40
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Where are these hogs that can survive a 22 centerfire into the brain pan?
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Old July 15, 2014, 04:50 PM   #41
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Why not get one? I have a 1971 vintage Sako Forrester heavy barrel gun still driving tacks.
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Old July 16, 2014, 06:16 AM   #42
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I don't understand why anyone would even hesitate to use the 22-250 on hogs. Its certainly up to the task, unless there's a new species of mutant, armor wearing pigs out there
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Old July 16, 2014, 08:36 AM   #43
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I thought there were people who used .17 HMR on Hogs....

and apparently .300 Blackout is the new vogue round......22-250 hits a lot harder than .300 Blackout.
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Old July 17, 2014, 07:53 AM   #44
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My biggest gun-selling regret was a Ruger M77V bull barrel 22-250 I sold in the mid 90's. That rifle shot ground squirrels (Montana) out to 350 paces with ease. I sighted it for 1" high at 100 yards once and the old Bushnell 4*12 held true for as long as I owned it.

Man I miss that rifle....
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Old July 17, 2014, 10:36 AM   #45
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Never fails to amaze me how many people worship the .223. Is it a AR thing? A 223 is to the .22-250 what a flat head Plymouth six is to a 426 hemi.

Anyway buy the .22-250. I load my .223 WSSM to .22-250 levels and from the looks of the primers I am probably running 40,000 PSI. I don't expect to outlive the barrel. So knock off 150 FPS or so and enjoy your .22-250.
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Old July 17, 2014, 11:06 AM   #46
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My .22-250 is the only rifle I load near max rounds for and that's just because it groups well with the load. I have never been concerned with the whole barrel burning jazz. If it happens, I will rebarrel or replace. No big deal.
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Old July 17, 2014, 11:30 AM   #47
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A 223 is to the .22-250 what a flat head Plymouth six is to a 426 hemi
Exactly. Many people would prefer the reliability, gas mileage, and the fact that you can do your own mechanic work on the old flathead.

The analogy is that 223 has cheaper brass, uses less powder, easier on barrels, and will do 95% of the practical varmint shooting that anyone will ever do. Prairie dogs at 6-8K? Not with a 1:14 barrel. I contend a fast twist 223 will be more accurate at those ranges once you get it zeroed.

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Old July 17, 2014, 06:06 PM   #48
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shoot what you love, cartridge wars are lame

for me, a hemi !
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Old July 20, 2014, 10:09 PM   #49
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Reason #1 to get a 22-250


Because watermelon

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Old July 21, 2014, 12:03 PM   #50
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Reason #1 to get a 22-250


Because watermelon
50 grain Sierra Blitz King at 3800fps will do that to a groundhog's head too. I have the pictures to prove it. The ones I hit in the body don't explode though...there is an entry hole..no exit hole and they kind of slosh when you pick them up.
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