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22-250 rifle?

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Unread 06-22-2007, 06:17 PM
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Re: 22-250 rifle?

The Savage Varmint rifles and the Coopers are very good. In the last few years the Remingtons have not lived up to their earlier excellent reputation. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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    Unread 06-22-2007, 07:28 PM
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    Re: 22-250 rifle?

    I have a xr-100 22-250.

    Bedded the action ,turned the trigger down and loaded up some 52gr a-max and it shoots .5-.7" depending on me and conditions.
    My xr-100 has the best wood to metal finish you could ask for.It works flawlessly in every way.
    As Reed said try the savage w/the fast twist barrel the heavy high bc bullets will rock and roll way out yonder compared to 50-52gr.
    A 22-250 shooting the heavies is easy to load for also.
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    Unread 06-22-2007, 07:34 PM
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    i would get a cooper, there awesome
    I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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    Unread 07-11-2007, 11:27 AM
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    Re: 22-250 rifle?

    Can't argue about going with a Cooper. Fine rifles and hopefully I'll have one someday.

    Another option is a CZ 550 Varmint Laminate or Varmint Kevlar. I've got the Laminate in 22-250 and it is an excellent rifle. Very good fit/finish and accurate as hell. It has a 1:12 twist rate, so you can shoot the 55's or 60's. My groups at 100 yds using 55gr Blitzkings and Varget stay around the .3" range. Here's the website:

    CZ 550
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    Unread 07-11-2007, 05:51 PM
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    No question Savage is way ahead of the ball game with the fast twist 22-250s these days.
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    Unread 07-15-2007, 10:26 PM
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    Sniperboy, if I were you, I would seriously look at the 243 for your varminting needs. A 243, with an 8, 8.5, 9, or 10 twist barrel, you can shoot the VLD type bullets or the deadly 87grn V-max. The 243, with a 26" barrel, will push the 87grn V-Max at around 3350fps or faster.

    I would also look at the Cooper too. However, if money is an issue, look at the Savage 12BVSS or the Remington VLS. The 22-250 is a great varmint caliber, however, IMO the 6mm's are the best long range caliber for varminting. With the 6mm's you get the following; low recoil, bullets choice, range advantage over the .22cals, and more energy on target.

    I personally shoot the 6x284, however, it's a bit of a barrel burner, but I love it for long range varminting.

    Good Luck
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    Unread 07-18-2007, 10:15 AM
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    Two years ago I bought a Remington 40-XB Rangemaster in 22-250. Mine came with the Boyds laminated thumbhole stock (with the vents in the forearm) similar to the XR 100 stocks. I did not like the polished SS finish so I glass bead blasted it so it now looks like the SS Remington Senderos. The original Senderos not the new ones!

    I put a Leupold VX III 6.5-20 X 50mm with a varmint reticle. This rifle is the best investment I have ever bought. I load it with 34.5 grs of 4895 with a Sierra 50 gr bullet. At 100 yards it puts them thru the same hole all day. At longer ranges I can keep the groups well under 3/4''. Longest shots have been on some sage rats out at 600 yards.

    Last edited by Wallowa Hunter; 07-18-2007 at 10:21 AM. Reason: adding info
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