I run Speer 50 grain tnt in my 1/14 22-250 for everything from woodchucks to deer and well whatever needs shooting at the time. I’ll attach a pic of that bullet recovered from a whitetail shot at 479 yards lodged under the hide behind the opposite shoulder. She walked a couple steps after impact then laid down and died. I’ve used Sierra 52-53 grain hp as well but they don’t hold together. Last fall I shot a doe at 50 yards with my sons 22-250 and a hornady 52 bthp and she dropped stone dead. She was fully mature and quartering toward us! I think that if you get much lighter in weight than 50 grains your going to be jeopardizing penetration beyond 100 yards. I had 35 grain Berger’s up to 4400 FPS just for the smile but didn’t load any for deer. They shot at 1/2” tho.Thanks for the suggestion! Will those stabilize in a 1:14?
This ole boy fell to the 50 grain tnt as well. Teach him to lock a doe down in the pasture while I was watching cartoons with the kids in the morning. Just so happens I can see the pasture from the couch while enjoying coffee. Yes I did have to get dressed for the pic!!View attachment 222266
He was a 90 yard shot, shot him in the neck (only shot I had) as he was bedded with a hot doe. In all honesty I’ve never had a deer go much more than 30 yards.How far of a shot did you take on this buck and how far did he run after the shot? He’s a dandy for sure.