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22/250 or 243 win

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mushu, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. troy fairweather

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    the umc 50 hp, there in a 40 pack work good. there about the cheaped and the ppu ammo to. the #1 is nice in the sporter weight for deer hunting.
     
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  2. joneb

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    I would choose a 22-250 necked up to .243 or a 250 Savage necked down to .243 with a 1:8 0r 1:9 twist barrel.
     
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    Soooo a 6mm Creedmoor?
     
  4. troy fairweather

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    lol yup.
     
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  5. joneb

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    Some twenty years ago I was interested in the 243-3000 wildcat but never pursued it. Now with high BC 243 bullets and fast twist barrels that old round could have flown.
     
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    I hear you, my 6x47 is from about 10 years ago, and the fast twist 6mms were just becoming easily available, but Shaw didn't do them yet. The barrel I got from them is amazingly accurate, but it's 1-10 won't handle 95gr vlds, much less the longer ones I'd like to shoot.

    The 6mm creedmoor, well the 6.5 and 6mms, are very similar in size and capacity to the .250 Savage AI.
    The 30TC parent case is for all intents and purposes an updated 300 savage, so that makes sense.
     
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  7. ExAgoradzo

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    Yes,
    As a deer gun I could see. You don’t need a follow up shot (so long as you do your part) and Yogi isn’t going to find you.

    Greg
     
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  8. mavracer

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    243 or 6 Creed. Imho you ought to have a 223/5.56 anyway so no need for a 22/250
     
  9. Ks5shooter

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    This .243 with 103 gr eld-x for yotes and deer degradation hunts....
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    My Sako heavy barrel Forrester 22-250 with Speer 50 gr HP-TNT loads for Varmint
     
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  10. FL-NC

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    I love my 243. Great for deer and anything smaller.
     
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  11. hdbiker

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    When I bought my varmint rifle I chose a Tikka T3Lite in .243. Went back and forth between the .22-250 and .243. chose the .243 because it'll handle heavier bullets for deer hunting. I've heard the .22-250 is hard on barrels. My Tikka T3Lite is scary accurate and has a great trigger. hdbiker
     
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  12. Charlie Martinez

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    For small animals both the 243 Win and the 22-250 are fine but the 243 Win will outperform the 22-250 on larger animals. The 22-250 is highly specialized for the varmint hunter because it has less recoil & the fast little bullets works fine on relatively small creatures (like coyotes, p.dogs, etc.). The 243 Win is more versatile & would definitely be my choice (w/100 gr. bullets) for wandering around in the desert.
     
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  13. 357smallbore

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    My answer is the 243. I shoot mine a lot. Bagged every varmint critter out there. 0 to 400 yards I find it not lacking. 22-250 is a superb varmint caliber. But thats really all it is. More versatility with the 243. I believe that what you want in a caliber.
     
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  14. mushu

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    thanks for the offer but I've already got a 243 barrel on the way
     
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    I’m pretty much in agreement with this. I had a college room mate whose family had thousands of acres in South Georgia and for their cull guns they used 223s and 22-250s. Both killed deer quite effectively, despite what you read on the internet. I will say that the 243 has its fans and detractors. I personally would bypass the 243/6mm and step up to a .25, but that’s just me. YMMV.
     
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  16. LoonWulf
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    Cool! Post up a "finished" update when you get it done!
     
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  17. Hookeye

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    Pops prefers .22-250 on chucks, w 55gr pills.
    I run .243 win w 70 grainers.
    Both smoke em just fine.
     
  18. Hookeye

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    Pops has a #1 B in .22-250.
    I ran a 1B in .243 win.
    Classic groundhog rifles IMHO.
    I also had a #1 RSI in .243 win, and shot a small 8 pt with it

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    #1 are just cool hunting rifles IMHO.
    ;)

    Am looking for a #1A in ,243 win LOL
     
  19. Hookeye

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    .223 wrecks a yote.
    .22-250 wrecks em even more LOL

    FWIW deer around here can dress as high as 250#.
    We call a 200# a big un though.
     
  20. Charlie Martinez

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    Reminds me of a used but nicely kept pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in 25-06 I passed up at a gun shop 40 years ago. It's one of my few regrets.
     
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  21. Hookeye

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    It's a falling block rifle, not a muzzleloader.......can be reloaded fast enough ;)
     
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    I bought some of this - knowing already it was sure functioning, relatively accurate, and very inexpensive - to break in my wife’s Savage 12 BVSS 223rem 10yrs ago. She took one shot at 50, one at 100, then shot a 5 shot group at 100 which measured under 0.2”.

    You might imagine I bought thousands of rounds of this thereafter.

    The best part - Gander near me used to mis-inventory their 40rnd boxes and sell them at the 20rnd box price. I called it out once and the manager said they ordered 20rnd boxes because that’s all they had SKU set up for, but Rem/UMC mailed the 40’s, charged them for the 20’s, so they just pretended they were 20’s. Cheapest factory ammo which delivered the smallest groups I think I have ever purchased.
     
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  23. troy fairweather

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    ya it was good ammo it did make a big fireball from my 26'' 700 tho.
     
  24. ExAgoradzo

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    As noted, I agree. But as I was talking opinion originally, I have other, and I believe most would say, ‘better’ guns for that purpose: repeater rifles with which I am accurate unsupported out to at least the 154 yard 9” target with 5 shots. A single shot rifle under most circumstances is not the best hunting weapon. That was my point.

    Again, I like my No. 1. I like the .22-250 caliber. I wish I had a .243 Win in a Mod 70...

    Greg
     
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  25. LoonWulf
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    Im envious, and if I could get cheap, decent hunting ammo like that I'd probably still own a .223
    My 700 shot those well, and they were lethal on our axis deer, and goats.
    Cost about a buck a round out here now tho.
     
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