looking at a 22-250

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  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    what can I compair it to in terms of power and kick?

    25-06 close? or?
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    Recoil?
    Less than a .243. Much less than a .25-06.
    I'd say somewhere between .223 and .243.
    No problem with sore shoulder even after a good 200 round day of prairie dog shooting.

    Power...
    It'll carry enough enough energy to take varmints/coyotes/etc out to 400yds.
    Again, more than .223 and less than .243.
    It'll push a 55gr bullet to about 3700-3800fps.
    Me being a bit hypocritical since I did use a .22-250 on deer for 5 or 6 years but it's useable on deer ONLY if you're sure you can get good shot placement and keep your shots below 100yds.

    What ya looking to use it for? Varmints, targets, deer, etc?
  3. tim peterson

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    Howdy,I have only shot a 25-06 at one trip to the range. however I have been shooting the 22-250 for 40 years.As for recoil I dont feel any, my buds wife is 5ft tall and she shoots it all the time no problem.When talking about power it depends on what yiour shooting. We have killed every thing from prairie dogs to antelope and deer. That said we can kill some big game with the 22-250 because we use hand loads that we have worked up over serveral years. My self I think the22-250 is margnial for deer size animals and dont recomend it for others. I belive the 22-250 is a good chose because of its punch at long range. My hunting partner and i shoot coyotes at ranges from 50-400yds. And with good bullet placement its a stone cold killer.Thats my 2Cents worth good luck and have fun.
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    We shoot pasture poodles all day long with the 22/250. There is no felt recoil at all with it. There IS just enough that you can not see the pasture rats explode through the scope. My heavy barreled Mod 70 222 is sweet if you want to see the VMax bullets do their thing:D:D
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    i'll just be killing paper targets.. unless the zombies invade. I alread have a few hunting rifles lined up.

    thanks/

    cool.. so between a 223 and 243..

    my shoulder can handle that for a bit.

    i love shooting my 222rem
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    The little 222 is hard to beat. I have my Model 70 and two TC Contenders in 222.
  7. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    my 222 is a rem 700 and I love it. feels like a 22lr in that platform.

    i just have to remember to keep my 222 and 223 brass all segregated. can't rely on just looking att he cases fro difference like i can on most of the other ones!
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