Originally Posted by brentdrake
I think Browning or Winchester right out of the box shooting factory ammo. I think Savage is good but, you must hand load for accuracy.
have owned three savage 22-250's (still own two). With plain jane Remington loaded ammo the worst one of the bunch shot just under .50" at 100 yards. The best one would shoot very low threes. Hand loading them dosn't help as much as most folks would think it would, and I found that interesting. The rifle that shot in the threes did shoot mid twos with hand loads and shot a few groups (not many) in the .180" range using Sierra #1365 bullets over IMR 3031. The rifle that started out at slightly under .50" made the biggest gain with hand loads and would often print .25" groups I have a Mod. 12 that really needs to be shot more as I think it can be a consistent low twos rifle with some tweeking here and there. (mostly adjusting the bedding screw tension and some ring and bases work). All that 22-250 ammo came out of a fire sale that left the boxes smoke & water damaged, and was given to me.
I've never owned a Browning bolt gun, so can't comment on them. But had one Winchester varmit in .223 and another in 22-250. The .223 was a rock solid 1.5" gun on a good day, and the 22-250 was a 1" gun out of the box. I rebarreled it in 6BR, and made some other revisions here and there. It'll do threes.