Originally Posted by novarman
My buddy has one of these calibre guns for sale. I checked the gun out today, and it's good shape. He told me that there maybe other grains for this calibre. He has boxes of .125 grain, would be an excellent varmint gun also for wolf. Packs of wolfes have moved into some of hunting areas and must be pushed away or eliminated. I know the .125 grain will take down a wolf, but my main question is will this gun with a heavier grain take down a white tail deer? Does this calibre have other grains?
P.S. I'll tell you short and funny story about the gun. My buddy moved into town today, to a basement apartment. I was sighting up his gun when I focused out I noticed a huge doe whitetail standing right in front of his window. I wouldn't have had too move or adjust my aim at all, it was a perfect kill shot. I don't know if this was some sort of sign to buy this gun.
.22-250 does not use a .125gr bullet! It is a .224, same as a .223 cartridge uses. .22-250 is a great long range varmint round. Because of the velocity and bullet construction it is not a great whitetail round. I don't think I would use it on Wolf either, unless head shots are the norm. Because of the rate of twist, the majority of .22-250 use 40..60gr bullets. They have a tough time stablizing heavy projectiles. A great cartridge for 500 yard varmint hunting.
Before you buy it, check the throat for erosion. It could be burnt out. If it is not to bad, a smith could remove the barrel, set it back, and rechamber it. How many rounds down the barrel?