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22/250

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by h&kusp45, Dec 26, 2009.

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  1. h&kusp45

    h&kusp45 Member

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    Has anyone ever done work to a 22/250 like bull barrell and new stock? Just wondering about accuracy difference and barrel life and such... Any info would help..
     
  2. redneck2

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    Would most likely depend on the quality of the barrel. If you got something like a Pac-Nor, Krieger, etc. accuracy should improve, sometimes greatly. Factory barrels are luck of the draw.

    As for the stock....if you stock is free floated, I suspect it would have very little effect assuming you have it bedded correctly.

    Personally, I'd make sure I had a really good trigger as my second step after the barrel.
     
  3. Art Eatman

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    Barrel life varies with the temperature at the entrance to the barrel from the chamber, the "leade". Maximum loads from large-capacity cases, and particularly if fired rapidly and in long strings, will erode this area faster than otherwise. The .22-250 is not particularly bad about this.

    Bull barrels will provide more consistent accuracy for longer strings of fire, such as ten-shot groups in competition on paper, or for prairie dog shoots where there are numerous targets. For such use as coyote hunting there is no advantage.
     
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    I would be using it for varmints such as prairie dogs and rabbits... So a bull barrell would be beneficial.. What about stock options? Synthetic? Wood? Doesn't have to be light weight..
     
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    Try Savage

    Had a very heavy barreled Savage once that was an outstanding ground hog shooter, it started out as a 22-250 but was rechambered for 22-243 Midleston. Savage makes great rifles for the money. The first question my hunting buddy asked when he saw my rifle was "where are the wheels for that thing"
     
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