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22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:50 PM
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22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

I've been contemplating my next rifle, and keep coming back to this combo. The ballistics are phenomenal and reduced recoil sounds fantastic. Right now I've got a .223 that grouping vertically around 1000 yards and a 300 rum that is no fun to shoot because it hurts in the shoulder and the wallet. So, does anyone have any personal experience shooting 90 gr Bergers with a 22-250?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:53 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

Personally i think the .224 is to small for a quick clean kill on deer or big game
but i have been wrong before
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:15 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

I think if the hunter has the self control to wait for a broad side shot, bullet fragments spread throughout the vitals will leave a devastating wound cavity, just not the deepest. Antelope or similar sized critters would be dispatched easily with the right bullet, I would think.

Anyways, the 90 gr Bergers are for target shooting, and that's what I do most.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:13 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

90 Burgers are too tight to expand in deer. Unless you drill the hollow point to allow this. 55 Gr Nosler ballistic tip and deer drop like lightning. Lung shots will blow both lungs and drop quickly. Friend went through a pile of bullets before he found the 55 BT. Was by accident and shot several on crop damage to try it out.
Works well.

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I've been contemplating my next rifle, and keep coming back to this combo. The ballistics are phenomenal and reduced recoil sounds fantastic. Right now I've got a .223 that grouping vertically around 1000 yards and a 300 rum that is no fun to shoot because it hurts in the shoulder and the wallet. So, does anyone have any personal experience shooting 90 gr Bergers with a 22-250?
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:26 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

Tried the 55gr Nosler BT and found them hot and cold. Sometimes overexpansion and sometimes they pissed through fox. The 52gr Nosler custom match seemed much more consistant in accuracy and over 100 foxes later also more consistant in bullet expansion. We also took a few sika deer with the 52 Nos CC which performed perfectly but that was only out to 200m.
The 69gr Nos CC also works very well on deer and fox but I only tried out of a 223.
I was thinking of a similar project but read that one can run into problems with heavy bergers out a 22-250 with a fast twist as they might fall apart due to the thin jacket.?
Maybe check with the F/TR guys who run 223's at the ragged edge.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:32 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

I am sure you have considered it, but why not a 243 or 6mm Rem. Same advantages as the 22-250 with a 90 grain pill. but better throat life, faster, more bullet choices....
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:16 PM
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Re: 22-250 and 90 gr Bergers for target and deer?

I've been contemplating this same set up. I've decided to go with the 75 or 80 A-max in a 1-8 twist. Should work really well. It's been suggested to me to keep the velocity down around 2850 which means greater throat life.

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