Does anyone hunt with 22-250 anymore?

adk hunter

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Waiting on my switch lug in .22-250. I had Carbon 6 make a fast twist 22'' featherlight and another in 30 cal so I'm excited to get it here soon! Going to retire my .257 Roberts that kills everything seen out the window on the farm.
 

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Plenty of us still love 22-250, it’s still just a good a cartridge today. I’d go with a 9 or little faster twist so you can sling todays longer heavier bullets. But, 38gr of H380 and a 55gr bullet are still a nasty combo.
Like all the other “traditional” calibers its being out marketed that’s it. There’s still nothing like smacking a whistle pig with a 50-55gr bullet moving just north of 3800 and poor fella will look like he stepped on a grenade.
 

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Years ago I used to have a Remington 700 chambered in 22-250 that I shot a lot of prairie dogs with. Time went by and the rifle was rechambered in a different caliber and forgotten about. Recently while going through and old ammo box I came across some loaded 22-250 rounds and that got me to thinking about how much I had enjoyed the round. Now I am thinking about getting a barrel chambered in 22-250 or maybe another rifle in that caliber. Time to start saving some coins for another project I guess
I've used a .22-250 Rem. XP-100 handgun for many years. Killed over 1500 groundhogs and rockchucks with it. It's been my # 1 in ID the last 3 years. Use only 40 gr. BTs with AA2015. I was worried the ID wind would affect this set up, but so far, no problems.
 

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I'd still use my 22-250 if the barrel wasn't burned up. It's being rebarreled to a 260 AI. but I may get a fast twist barrel in 22-250 later on. I really wish there were some SRP brass for the 22-250.
 

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My main woodchuck rifle is a cooper 54 montana varminter 22-250. It has countless hogs to its name as well as a few deer. 1-12 twist I shoot the 53 vmax just shy of 3700 feet. It does a number on hogs out to about 500 yards. My hunting pard also shoots a 22-250. It’s one of my favorite rounds to work with.
The 22-250 is also a highly underrated deer round too loaded with the right projectiles.
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Years ago I used to have a Remington 700 chambered in 22-250 that I shot a lot of prairie dogs with. Time went by and the rifle was rechambered in a different caliber and forgotten about. Recently while going through and old ammo box I came across some loaded 22-250 rounds and that got me to thinking about how much I had enjoyed the round. Now I am thinking about getting a barrel chambered in 22-250 or maybe another rifle in that caliber. Time to start saving some coins for another project I guess
I like my Rem700 22-250. Lots of groundhogs here. Wrong gun, I sold the Sako to get the Remington 700 - much more accurate than the Sako.
 

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Yes - quick twist, 8 or less, 75 grain or heavier bullets, powder 4350 and slightly slower.

I have 4 .22-.250's all with 7.7 twist 5R barrels, shoot 75 Hornady ELDM's and use any of the 4350 powders, plus whatever might work like StaBall, R-S Hunter, Tubal 8000, 4000MR, RL16. All in the 34-38 grain range. Ballistics are outstanding considering the small powder charges & light bullets. Good for rodents at 600 yards or more.

I would like to see small rifle primer (SRP) brass and would use this with extruded powders like Accurate 4350 which is sort of avaiable. Tubal 8000 is sort of like H4831, not avail now but I have some. A pound of powder lasts longer at like 35 grains per load as compared to 45 grains per load. The .22-.250 with 75 ELDM's compares very favorably with 6mm;s shooting 87 VMax's
 
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