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Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:08 PM
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Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

Hey guys,

I am looking at buying a new .22-250 for yotes. I was thinking a Savage. I know the model 12 is supposed to be quite accurate, but what about their other models 10 and 11? Also any other rifles I should be looking at here? I don't want the break the bank initially looking at spending around $1200 or so to start.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:38 PM
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Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

I own a model 12 BVSS in 22-250 and i love it. I dont think you can go wrong with it. Early on i had some ejection problems with it but replaced the ejector pin and spring and it works like new. Ive' had mine almost 5 years and it is my go to coyote killer.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:41 PM
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Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

Forgot to mention the only reason for the ejection problems is load development might have gotten a touch warm on a chilly morning, but it was an easy fix.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

that 10 predator model is kind of a neat blend of sporter with a little heavier barrel on it.

Savage 22-250's also have a 12 twist I think, where most other factory barrels are 14.

The 12 should allow you to use up to 60 grain bullets, and or the 53 grain v-max.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:04 AM
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Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

For a pack-around rifle I'd say consider the Thompson Center Venture, great handling, inexpensive, deadly accurate rifle. I prefer the autoloading black guns, but alot of my friends shoot that T/C and love it!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:13 AM
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Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

I run a T/C Venture Predator in 2250 with a 22" barrel. It shoots sub-moa at 100 yds. I topped it off with a Nikon coyote special but I think a better reticle than the predator BDC is needed for such accuracy. It is an awesome gun for the money and scope combo for about 1000 all together. Only fired 20 rounds of hornady 55 grain v max and have to send the rifle back to the factory though because of some defect in which it may fire a round involuntarily. I have never experienced this or heard of it however once it is returned I'm sure it will still shoot fine. This little problem has not steered me away from an awesome shooting platform in the venture.
I will have to say that my AR makes for fast follow ups.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

I personally like cz. You may not like them because they aren't Amercian made but they sure are a solid precision rifle. The savage is also. It is all up to preference. If you are going to hand load I would reccommend staying around 50grn bullet weight if you have a 1 in 14 twist.
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