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 thingHowdy,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.
The little 222 is hard to beat. I have my Model 70 and two TC Contenders in 222.i'll just be killing paper targets.. unless the zombies invade. I alread have a few hunting rifles lined up.
cool.. so between a 223 and 243..
my shoulder can handle that for a bit.
i love shooting my 222rem