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.22-250

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Renegadewolf, Jul 15, 2010.

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  1. Renegadewolf

    Renegadewolf Member

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    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.
     
  2. jbkebert

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    http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/19638

    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.
     
  3. jbkebert

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    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.
     
  4. Renegadewolf

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    Thanks man really helps.
     
  5. fireman 9731

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    I'll second the WWB.

    Or you could do what I did and start reloading.
     
  6. TIMC

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

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    have a howa nice rifle i shoot hornady 55 gr $19 a box
     
  8. Afy

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    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.
     
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    I think Winchester Supreme BST are still $23.99 a box.
     
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    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!!!!!!!!!
     
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    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.
     
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    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)
     
  13. Renegadewolf

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    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?
     

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  14. rodensouth

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    I really like the looks of that rifle! Don't know what it is though.
     
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    Looks like a sporterized mauser to me.
     
  16. Renegadewolf

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    Wish i had some close ups, ill put some on tommorrow. im tired...
     
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    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.
     
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    Another vote for Winchester White Box. That stuff is great, shoots good and is clean.
     
  19. Renegadewolf

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    Heres some more pics. Hope this helps and... Enjoy!:D
     

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    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.

    OR

    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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