deer hunting with a 22-250

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by hvac guy, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. hvac guy

    hvac guy New Member

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    What would be a good over the counter bullet for deer hunting(80-150lb) in the 200yd range? thanks for your help.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Nosler hunting ballistic tip, Barnes, anything with a bonded type bullet. 223 guys seems to put them down pretty hard with 52-55 grain bullets.
     

  3. szeitner

    szeitner Well-Known Member

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    I've shot more deer, antelope, and one elk with a 22-250, Nosler ballistic tip 55 gr....everything headshots, but belive me, it will do a number.
     
  4. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Federal Premium Ammo, 22-250 rem,60gr. Nosler Partition. Works like a champ.
     
  5. tcob68

    tcob68 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Nimrodmar10 on the Federal 60 gr Partition. Shoots very well out of my Rem 700 and performance is excellent! Longest shot for me has been 290 yds, bullet entered behind left front shoulder at a slight angle and lodged under the hide on the opposite side. Perfect mushroom and a very dead buck! Just stay within the cartridges limits and shoot with confindence!
     
  6. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i f i was to shoot deer. this is what i would use.
     
  7. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    The Partition works good, Remington soft point works very good, Berger works great, Ballistic tip is very, very poor unless head shooting or out past the 400yard range. Been using a lot of the Bergers lately!!!
     
  8. GreekRedneck

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    The partitions would probably be the safest bet. I use 55gr. Vmax in 223 with great results. Ido how they would do at close range with the 22-250 speeds but ive shot a couple at 25 yards in the shoulder and dropped them on the spot with 223. In the 200 yrd range i would recommend them before the partitions. The ballistic tips don't hold together on impact as well as the Vmax from my experiences. Once the Vmax penatrates the hide it blows up and turns the vitals into pudding! Ive never had trouble with them penetrating but I have had problems with the ballistic tip.