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.