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Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

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Unread 03-05-2012, 11:55 PM
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Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

To what MildBill was saying- you can get the Savage in a 14 twist down to a 9". I had a Savage 110 and it out shot me regularly. Love the accuracy produced by these rifles, never cared for the sloppy action though. Just didn't feel like a solid gun but that's about the biggest nit-pick I had with it.

If you can get by with a 50 gr bullet in the winter, I've been pushing a 60 gr bullet out of a 14 twist in my Tikka T3 on warm days and it's shooting em good enough for a coyote. The 52 gr Bergers are staying under 1/4 MOA out to 350 when it's cold, haven't grouped it farther than that, but if you're minds made up on a Savage, I'd say you can't go wrong. Accuracy is outstanding, to say the least, for an out of the box rifle at that price. If a 14" twist is alright, I wouldn't sell my Tikka but you might be able to find one somewhere else that would work great for you.
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    Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

    Picked up a Savage Predator in 22-250 a while back. Shoots just about everything I've tried under .5MOA. The cheap $8/box KMart crap, 55gr Rem SP will shoot into one hole. I have never even gotten around to hand loading for it. I like the 22" heavy barrel, Accutrigger, 1:9 twist.
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    Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

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    To what MildBill was saying- you can get the Savage in a 14 twist down to a 9".
    Thanks for that information. good to know
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    Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

    I have a Model 12 VLP and ordered it with a 1 in 9" twist. It groups 69gr SMKs and 55gr Ballistic Silvertips, BlitzKings, and Vmaxes extremely well. Just sold a 12FV that loved anything 50gr and up to 69gr SMKs. My brother had a Model 16 that grouped very nice. I haven't fired any of the 10 or 11 series but lots of folks are loving their Model 10 Predators.
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    Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

    For a 12 twist 22-250 w/ heavy barrell I don't think you can beat a 12FV $539 at gunbroker. 8.75 lbs.

    For a 9 twist longer reaching 22-250 I don't think you can beat a 12 VLP DBM for $809, also gunbroker. 10 lbs.

    These are very accurate rifles and I've yet to decide between the two.

    Do plenty of reseach on these and others b4 you decide.
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    Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

    Ive got the Remington VSSF 22-250. I wouldn't get rid of it for anything it is 1 of my 2 favorite rifles. I consistently shoot ground squirels at 450 with it all summer long. It really likes the 55 smk's. Im looking for a new squirel area that I can shoot farther. Good luck with your decission.
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    Re: Best factory .22-250 rifle out of the box

    I have a Winchester Model 70 Coyote light 22-250. My best groups with 55 grain blitzkings is .279 at 100 yards. I have been impressed with it.
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