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Unread 12-04-2008, 12:32 PM
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22-250

Yaterday I excanged two ex-prdinance rifles with a remington sps varmint in 22-250.
Someon eknow this rifle and this caliber?
Wich is the best pond for this caliber bullet? I woul use for shoot smal deer, caprioli, and volpi. that are like a small coyote...

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Lorenzo
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    Unread 12-04-2008, 06:53 PM
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    Re: 22-250

    Can't be easy posting questions in a second language. So I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "wich is the best pond for this caliber bullet?"

    If you mean bullet weight, most factory .22-250 rifles come with 1 in 12" twist barrels. That's usually good for bullets up to 65 grains or so. I've always found Hornady V-Max bullets to shoot very well in mine. I prefer the 50 grain pills. But there's a wide variety of bullet styles and weights to choose from.

    If you're asking about powders: with 50-60 grain bullets there are a lot of good, medium burn rate powders to choose from. I like W760 and Reloader 15. IMR4064, H380, AA2520 and Big Game have also worked well for me.
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    Unread 12-04-2008, 07:27 PM
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    Lorenzo,

    use bullets 40 grain to 55 grain. If you are reloading, what brands of powder are available in Italy? If not, then purchase a few types of ammunition and see what shoots best for your gun.

    22-250 is great (explosive!!) for small non-game animals like squirrels, ground hogs, crows, coyotes, etc. Its not so great for deer because the bullets in 22 caliber usually have a light jacket, not designed for penetration.

    However, if you make a head shot on a deer, it will work fine. Just don't plan on keeping the head!
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    Re: 22-250

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Natty Bumpo View Post
    Can't be easy posting questions in a second language. So I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "wich is the best pond for this caliber bullet?"

    If you mean bullet weight, most factory .22-250 rifles come with 1 in 12" twist barrels. That's usually good for bullets up to 65 grains or so. I've always found Hornady V-Max bullets to shoot very well in mine. I prefer the 50 grain pills. But there's a wide variety of bullet styles and weights to choose from.

    If you're asking about powders: with 50-60 grain bullets there are a lot of good, medium burn rate powders to choose from. I like W760 and Reloader 15. IMR4064, H380, AA2520 and Big Game have also worked well for me.
    the twist is 1:14, which is the most common twist for 22-250.

    223 on the other hand, is most commonly 1:12 (in bolt action rifles).

    And yes, V-max bullets are the best varmint obliteration bullets ever made, hands down, no doubt, no question and no comparison. End of story.
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    Re: 22-250

    The Hornady 55gr V-max and 52gr A-max are great for small game. I have shot deer with sierra 55gr SBT and 55gr FMJBT. For powders Reloader 15 and H-380 have been my favorite. With a 1:14 twist I wouldn't bother trying to shoot anything higher than 55gr bullets. I have tried many 60gr bullets and have never been able to get them to shoot as good as the 55's.
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    Unread 12-05-2008, 05:14 PM
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    Re: 22-250

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    Can't be easy posting questions in a second language. So I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "wich is the best pond for this caliber bullet?"
    is not easy. It takes a lot of attention. And when I am tired the words are more difficult. So I write pound instead of "weight"...
    Thanks for your answers, and patience for my poor knowledge of the language that often prevents me to say and tell everything that I want... :-)
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    Unread 12-05-2008, 05:22 PM
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    Re: 22-250

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    Lorenzo,

    use bullets 40 grain to 55 grain. If you are reloading, what brands of powder are available in Italy? If not, then purchase a few types of ammunition and see what shoots best for your gun.
    In Italy we use Vittavuori, norma and, when we found IMR powders. I use mainly Vittavuori powder that is the less expensive one. I would use this caliber mainly for hunting foxes and ravens at long distance, more than my 222 do... if there is no wind, I think :-)
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