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Unread 04-30-2009, 10:13 PM
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Re: 22-250 for goats

I have not bought it yet, but I was thinking of getting the Ruger Hawkeye in a 22-250. That is a 1:14 twist.
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    Unread 05-23-2009, 05:48 PM
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    Re: 22-250 for goats

    In wyoming it's not a legal caliber. Not sure in other states.
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    Re: 22-250 for goats

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    In wyoming it's not a legal caliber. Not sure in other states.

    It's not legal in Colorado either. A .24 caliber or larger is required.

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    Re: 22-250 for goats

    Will a .22-250 work for antelope? Like has been said, yes and no. I've killed a couple of antelope with a .22-250. In almost 40 years of hunting them, the only antelope that I ever shot and lost was with a .22-250. I also have several friends that have shot everything including elk and buffalo with their .22-250's.

    Like someone else posted, I'd rather kill a coyote too much than an antelope not enough.

    I've killed antelope with a .308, .30-06, 7mm RM, .22-250, and my favorite is my .257 AI, which is also a great coyote gun.

    Montana does not have any caliber restrictions for hunting big game.

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    Re: 22-250 for goats

    So 22-250 can kill an antelope but would need to be shot under 200 yds with the right bullet and be in a state that allows you to use a small caliber. But why mess with limits just go up in caliber size.
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    So 22-250 can kill an antelope but would need to be shot under 200 yds with the right bullet and be in a state that allows you to use a small caliber. But why mess with limits just go up in caliber size.
    A 22-250 will kill antelopes! My dad has hunted with one for 30+ years he started out shooting 50 grain hornady sp (cheap) bullets when he was 19 years old. He has taken white tail deer out to 500 yrds (kentucky windage) several times I also know someone that shot a bull with one ,stupid I know but they killed a bull with a 22-250 . If you plan to shoot a 22-250 you need to place the shot well , just as any caliber practice good shot placement . The biggest reason that I don't hunt with one is because if the wind blows your in trouble.

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    Re: 22-250 for goats

    My suggestion for hammering turbo goats with a .22-250 Rem would be to; re-barrel to a 1-7 or 1-6.5 twist and using bullets from guys like Robert at North West Custom Projectile in a bonded 85gr to 90gr. What I did was to, re-barrel to a 1-7 twist 28” inch chambering to a .22-250 Ackley Improved; works great, good range, very, very accurate. But in the end I could’ve just used a .243 caliber with the same bullet weights’…, duh! I have used .22 caliber 60gr Nosler Partition bullet on deer size game from the standard .22-250 Rem and found them to work very well {Idaho} from 1-10 and 1-12 barrels. The Nosler Par 60gr bullets do not like the 1-14 twist at all. This bullet {60gr Par} or one of the heavier Barnes TSX BT 62gr’ers in .22 cal bullets would be my pick for turbo goats out of a standard .22-250’s using the 1-10 or 1-12 twist.
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