Finally my first semi longrange gun

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by alldayhunter, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. alldayhunter

    alldayhunter Active Member

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    Well yesterday i traded my two extra guns for one and some cash. I was at a shop and found a savage model 12bvss in .22-250. It was marked at 450 and i got it for 400. Since i had the trade ins i got the gun and some cash. I put my zeiss 4.5-14X44 on it for now although i like the look of the 4200 tactical. I was planning on a .243 or a .25-06 but couldn't pass this rifle up. Tell me if this will be a good rifle to start with on small game. Also what will be my max effective range on small game like pdogs and ground hogs asuming the rifle is accurate. I am looking forward to shooting the rifle thanks for all the help.
     
  2. Triggernosis

    Triggernosis Well-Known Member

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    That's an excellent price - please tell me it was a "used" rifle. I'm looking for one in .243, myself.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Sure it'll do for long range. You should try the heaviest bullet it will stabilize. The heavy ones are a little slow at the muzzle but overtake the faster little ones out there just a little ways. Plus they fight the wind a bit better.

    Your Zeiss should be a great scope for that cartridge.
     
  4. alldayhunter

    alldayhunter Active Member

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    It was a little used. A guy bought it for a pdog hunt than some stuff happened and he wasn't able to go so he sold it back to the shop he bought it from. A guy at the shop bought the scope. He broke the barrel in and shot two boxes of shells through it. He had it for little under a month. It is in perfect shape i can't wait to shoot it.
     
  5. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    We've got a couple of the 243s NIB. Shoot me an email and I'll get you a price.
     
  6. Spino

    Spino Well-Known Member

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    a friend has one in the .22-250 &amp; really likes the gun.. The trigger is nice.. good looking gun too. nice find &amp; what a deal! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  7. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    Alldayhunter ,

    Get some sierra 55gr. blitzkings -they have the best bc of the plastic tip bullets that a factory 1-12" barrel will stabilize.
    You can get them in 500 count boxes.
    Those and 8 lbs of hodgdon varget powder and you're set.

    Buy a couple of hundred cases [brass] winchester is good and shoot the h--l out of it -a 22-250 will go a few thousand rounds before you'll need a new barrel.

    A 22-250 makes a good 200+ yd. whitetail deer rifle -i wouldn't go after a huge trophy buck w/it but run of the mill bucks and does will go down pronto w/ the right bullet of coarse [nosler 60gr partition].They are a flatbase bullet and will stabilize great w/ your 1-12" twist.
    I have been a fan of 22-250's since i was a teen -you will love shooting it -very low recoil and a lot of killing power w/ the pinpoint shots it's capable of.

    A 'varminter' as they were known as in the early days is a good 400yd predator/varmint rifle.

    There is a 22-250 bullet in my cabinet that has a wolfs name on it!!--Mike