Savage Model 14 American Classic Bolt Action Rifle 18602, 250 Savage, 22 in, Walnut S

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by samuelrh2000, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. samuelrh2000

    samuelrh2000 New Member

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    i am considering trading my thompson stainless 50 cal, with a extra encore 270 cal barrel for a savage model 14 .250 cal american classic rifle is this a good trade, and is ,250 cal good deer hunting round
     
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I'd keep the Thompson setup,and I like Savage rifles.

    The Encore is an excellent rifle,with the only down side being a single shot compared to a bolt action.
     

  3. samuelrh2000

    samuelrh2000 New Member

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    ok but what about the .250 round being a good deer round. do you think it would be a wise trade,
     
  4. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    The 250 shoots a .257 bullet,the same as a 257 Roberts,25/06,257 Weatherby,etc.
    That caliber of bullet is a deer killing machine,as well as antelope,mule deer,and all kinds of varmints.
    It comes in bullet weights from 75gr-120gr,and just about every bullet mfg offers bullets in .257 if you reload.

    Check the barrel length on the Savage.A 24" barrel is the minimum that I would suggest for any .257 caliber,with a 26" being a great match for it.
    Most factory guns come with a 22" barrel,and don't shoot as well as a longer barrel.
    Barrels in .257 caliber will get hot very fast,and a sporter taper will be extremely hot after a couple shots.My heavy barreled 25/06 gets so hot after 5-6 shots,that you do not want to touch it!
     
  5. samuelrh2000

    samuelrh2000 New Member

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    thank you very much for your reply