Any 250 Savage fans?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by shimoda, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. shimoda

    shimoda Well-Known Member

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    I just fell into a sweet deal on an unfired Rem 700 classic in 250 Savage and had to buy it. Never owned a .25 cal other than an old 25-20
    I just ordered dies and brass and am looking for some load, bullet recomendations.
    I'm looking for a varmint/ target load, and a deer/ pronghorn load

    Thanks, sam
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a 1917 Savage 99 takedown in 250-3000. It is a family hand-me down from my grandmother. My whole family has learned to shoot with it. It's taken countless deer. I'll pass it to my kids when they are old enough.
     

  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    In the bolt action the little 250 can be loaded up to shoot in the 2800-2900 fps range with 100gr bullets , the trouble is that the case has bad streaching issues. If your not worried about keeping the gun natural I'd have the barrel set back a little and rechambered to 250 Ackley this is a very impressive little round , in a 24" barrel it can easly be hand loaded to shoot with and alot of time faster than the 25-06 factory ammo , 3100fps is easly doable with 100gr Ballistic tips and 3500fps with the 75gr varmint bullets pluss your brass will las ALOT longer.
     
  4. Dan B

    Dan B Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the .250SAI in a XP-100...awesome little cartridge! I'm getting 2700fps from 100gr SMK's...but I've also only got a 15" barrel.
     
  5. shimoda

    shimoda Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys
    The AI sounds good. I already bought dies for factory chamber and with a couple of other projects in the works I don't need any other smith bills right now.
    I was hoping for a place to start that has worked well for others. I haven't loaded with alot of different powders or for many different cartridges [270, 7mag, 3006].