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Anyone have experience with the .250 Savage in a 1:10 barrel?

 
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:13 AM
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Re: Anyone have experience with the .250 Savage in a 1:10 barrel?

Great little round, obviously the parent to the 22-250 but also think about this, when a 22-250 is neck up or a 250 is necked down and given a 30* shoulder you get a 6mm XC that has the ability to launch 107 SMKs close to 3100 fps from a 26" tube. A 250 as stated above with a 85grn NBT and compressed H380 will give you almost 3200 fps from a 24" barrel and Imr4350, H4350, or RE17 will get you around 2900 with a 115. Oh and yes they are very accurate, the only reason the 250 or 22-250 was never adopted by the military is that its more efficient case design was not ideal for autoloading. If you do a 250AI you stand to gain 1-150 fps and you could start with norma 6mm XC cases, great round, have fun.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:08 PM
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Re: Anyone have experience with the .250 Savage in a 1:10 barrel?

Hmm... sounds tempting. I'm getting ready to order a 26" varmint barrel for my 7mm-08... maybe changing to .250 Savage is a smarter move. Less powder, less recoil, good accuracy. Right now I only shoot paper and 200 yards the furthest backstop I have available. Once in a blue moon I can shoot at friend's club in NJ to 300 yards. I can always hang on to my brass and dies until I decide I really need the power of a 7-08.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:45 AM
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Re: Anyone have experience with the .250 Savage in a 1:10 barrel?

The 250 AI that BignGreen referred to started life as a Savage supersporter 1930's vintage that we discovered had a 14 twist barrel. It was rebarreled with a Douglas #2 26". The intent on going with the Improved version was to shoot something heavier than 100gr. at 100gr. velocities. 40-42gr. of almost any 4350 speed powder will do that. Last season's load used R17 and Hornady 120 Hollow Points. This rifle shot them at 2980 the best, but up to 3100 had no pressure signs. For me R 17 is THE powder for the 250. Have fun, Cliff
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:57 AM
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Re: Anyone have experience with the .250 Savage in a 1:10 barrel?

I punched the send button too soon.
After shooting an antelope and a deer at 430 with the Hornady bullet I had no problem using it for elk, nice cow 1 shot in the neck.
This season I'll try the 115 Bergers and maybe the 110 Accubombs. A local Benchrest shooter mentioned that with the quality of bullets available now that it could do well.Cliff
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