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Old 11-14-2012, 08:14 PM
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22-250

In order to try and save a little money, I have decided to start shooting my older remington M700 Varmint in 22-250 a good bit more. I am going to give coyote hunting a try. I have tried several bullets and ammunition in it, it shoots almost anything 1/2-3/4 MOA. Right now I have been shooting 50gr NBT over Varget. I am curious how many here shoot this round? I know it isn't a long range round per se, but it is much more economical than my 300 Win Mag, and it is good trigger time. The bull barrel makes recoil almost non-existent, and the crisp 2.5# trigger makes putting them close together easy. The only thing I would change is the glass, when I traded for this rifle, I didn't have a lot of money, and so it wears a Burris Fullfield II 3-9X40, it has worked very well out to 300 meters, not sure how it will do at distances beyond that. Anyhow, I am pretty stoked about getting some less expensive trigger time, and hopefully I will find an area with a few song dogs.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:44 PM
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Re: 22-250

For an even cheaper bullet you should look at the 50 grain hornady z max. They shoot lights out in my 700 22-250. That's 10 shots at 100 yards.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:48 PM
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Re: 22-250

I will give them a try. What kind of brass are you using?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:54 PM
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I've always used Win brass but I'm currently using Federal brass from factory ammo. They're on their 6th loading and going strong!
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:57 PM
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Re: 22-250

Federal is the only non-custom brand I haven't tried. I have some Hornaday cases that have held up really well, they are from factory fodder. Thanks for the suggestion, damn good shooting.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:00 AM
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Re: 22-250

Stay away from the zmax if you want to shoot coyotes. The v-max/z-max bullets have too light of a jacket and will result in splash wounds. TRUST ME on this. I kill close to a hundred coyotes some years and use a 22-250 exclusively. I ran 50gr vmax for a long time, trying to make them work. They tear HUGE holes, but often result in dogs running away after being hit right in the chest. Sure, they die, but it isn't a solid anchor.

Noslers are a great choice. Much thicker jacket. The 52gr Amax or 52gr match hollow point from hornady are also a good choice.

I run winchester brass. Lapua is nice, but I hate leaving it in the field and I'm usually too excited after dropping a dog to remember to pick it up.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:01 AM
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Re: 22-250

The flyer in that group was on my 4th shot so I shot a group of 10 to see if it was me or the load, looks like it was probably me. I'm headed out again this weekend to shoot a few more groups.
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