22-250 rem

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Engles13, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Engles13

    Engles13 New Member

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    Had some bad luck this summer! Had to let some guns go. Now that season is around the corner I've been looking for a good deal in deer rifles I have a friend at work that loves my Mathews z7 bow and offered me a trade for his 22-250 Remington vls with a 26inch barrel and 1-14 twist even up trade. I think I'm going to do it so I need a round that will get the job done I don't reload so it got to be factory my budy that has the gun never fired it yet so he has no where for me to start on what the gun likes need some ideas from people that use them for whitetail . Sorry guys that think it's to small butt it's all I can do with what I got.
     
  2. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    Just about any 55 grain Ballistic tip that groups well. My buddy uses his 250 for deer every year. He's on his third one in the 16 years I've known him.
    they are very destructive little rounds.
     

  3. Engles13

    Engles13 New Member

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    Yea I'm hearing they are pretty deadly a couple of guys I know use them the said they are unbelievable but the twist in there guns are 1-9 the one I'm getting is 1-14 I'm hearing it won't shoot higher gr bullets
     
  4. Engles13

    Engles13 New Member

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    That same guy has a Remington 742 wood master semi in 30/06 he might be willing to trade I just don't know much about them acuracy, jamming not sure if it's a problem with this model its got some years behind it
     
  5. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    The 742 are good guns and will get the job done some have jamming issues but its better then a 250 in my opinion and yes I do own one and I love it but it was made for varmints not deer
     
  6. Engles13

    Engles13 New Member

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    I'm thinking long and hard about the two I'm shooting no further than 125yards so the 742 should be accurate enough right?
     
  7. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Yes, i would recommend a 30-06 all day before suggesting the best 22-250 for deer. A Remington 742 at that range should be great, put some glass on it and you have a good huntin rifle
     
  8. Colby

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    Accurate enough..?
    The 30-06 was designed for 1000 yard shots. Was the primary US sniper cartridge for many years - until they developed the 308.
    It has a ton of energy - about 2800 ft/lb at muzzle. - Compare that to a 30-30 that has around 1700.
    The 30-06 is an excellent deer rifle - and more...!
     
  9. Engles13

    Engles13 New Member

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    I know the round well I was just worried about the age of that 742 you never know what it has been threw for a semi . The 22-250 is brand new he just got I was figuring if I can find a good load for it and take head , neck, and steady broad side shots it should get me threw then next year when money is better I hope lol and pick up the 7mm-08 I've been wanting I'll still have a good coyote rifle and it can be back up!
     
  10. Colby

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    I've never seen a comparison - I wonder if someone has done it...
    But wouldn't a 22-250 shot have a lot more energy than an arrow??
    It would shoot straight- it's a high speed round - and not be bothered by brush as much as an arrow? - I'm guessing.
    But i don't know. I'm not a bow and arrow guy.

    Just thinking a 22-250 would out kill an arrow by a bunch...
     
  11. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Yes It hits harder then a arrow but it expands to fast and dont penetrate deep enuff for a quick kill thats why it nicknamed the varminter
     
  12. Colby

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    Can that expansion be tamed a little by using a different bullet?

    Is this a characteristic of the round simply because it is such a high speed round???
     
  13. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    A 250 will spit a 55 gr bullet out close to 4000 fps if you reload you can slow it down some but not enuff they sell soft points but they are not designed for deer hunting the jacket is to thin for deer they will fragment when they it bone
     
  14. p35bhp55

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    Engles would you mind giving us your general area? I live in Arkansas and the deer here are not usually as big as the corn fed monsters in the midwest. I will still take the other side of the 30 06 vs. the 250. I've seen the EXIT wounds it leaves in my friends kills. Lack of penetration doesn't seem to be an issue. Unless you are a real fan of the 740, 42, 7400, etc. family of rifles I'd pass on them all day.
     
  15. Engles13

    Engles13 New Member

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    I'm here in good old west virgina deer are average at 140-160. I wanted to thank you guys for the help but I found a hell of a deal on a savage model 14 classic in 7mm-08 it's a nice lookin gun I just got hold out a month or so on some good glass!!! I got the gun for 400$ and it looks new I just hope it shoots like it looks Lol!!
     
  16. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Awesome man 7mm-08s a good round for deer and coyote lol