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Old 10-09-2017, 04:56 PM   #1
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will the 22-250 do ok in a Ruger American compact in a 18" barrel? will be my sons first gun. Really like the 22-250 over the 223.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:57 PM   #2
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I am sure it will be just fine. One of my favorite calibers as well.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:00 PM   #3
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Yes it will it's a great caliber ! it's also my caliber of choice.
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What bullet do you plan on using? I would take broadside shots. Nothing wrong with the caliber but 'splash' is a concern depending on bullet.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:09 PM   #5
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I have killed dozens of deer with a 22-250. Only problem I've had with it is very poor or no blood trail but most deer fell within sight. Probably 3/4ths of them fell straight down!
The rest we just use to train dogs but some of the ones that went 100 yards or so in thick brush would have been hard to find without a dog. Use the right bullet, take only high percentage shots and have fun!
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What do you want to do with the gun?? To me, 18" is a waste on the 22-250 as you will have a lot of unburned powder with an unnecessarily loud muzzle blast / flash. I like the 223 better if you are set on 18" & 22cal centerfire fun gun.

Lots of other options for deer & kids with 6.8spc & 300 blackout that will kill lots better & still not recoil bad.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:19 PM   #7
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I have a 7mm-08 I would give you old deal on. It's had enough ammo through it to sight the scope in. The scope has been taken off but I have a cheap scope I will throw in for free. Pm me if you are interested.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:24 PM   #8
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What do you want to do with the gun?? To me, 18" is a waste on the 22-250 as you will have a lot of unburned powder with an unnecessarily loud muzzle blast / flash. I like the 223 better if you are set on 18" & 22cal centerfire fun gun.

Lots of other options for deer & kids with 6.8spc & 300 blackout that will kill lots better & still not recoil bad.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:32 PM   #9
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I have a 7mm-08 I would give you old deal on. It's had enough ammo through it to sight the scope in. The scope has been taken off but I have a cheap scope I will throw in for free. Pm me if you are interested.


Thx bot too much gun for my son. Hes 7 and small for his age.


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Old 10-09-2017, 05:35 PM   #10
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What do you want to do with the gun?? To me, 18" is a waste on the 22-250 as you will have a lot of unburned powder with an unnecessarily loud muzzle blast / flash. I like the 223 better if you are set on 18" & 22cal centerfire fun gun.

Lots of other options for deer & kids with 6.8spc & 300 blackout that will kill lots better & still not recoil bad.


My 7yr olds first rifle. Shoot deer n pigs.. i havent saw a 300 bolt gun wirh short lop, He shot AR yesterday. Liked bolt gun better


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Old 10-09-2017, 05:37 PM   #11
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I was thinkin of getting that exact gun with the stainless barrel for a truck gun
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:39 PM   #12
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What bullet do you plan on using? I would take broadside shots. Nothing wrong with the caliber but 'splash' is a concern depending on bullet.


Barnes triple shock or maybe nosler partion


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Old 10-09-2017, 05:42 PM   #13
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My 7yr olds first rifle. Shoot deer n pigs.. i havent saw a 300 bolt gun wirh short lop, He shot AR yesterday. Liked bolt gun better


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Ruger American Ranch Rifle. Has threaded barrel too. They make a compact model in the 300 blackout. It has a shorter Lop. I personally have one because I wanted it as short as possible for truck gun. Can’t go wrong with this. They make it in 223, 7.62x39, 450 bushmaster and 300 blackout.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:43 PM   #14
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Great caliber and like Sika, me and the boys have dropped many a whitetail, turkey and usually DRT. Plus...when you kiddo get's older and has to get a bigger caliber, you still have a low recoil for your old age!
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:52 PM   #15
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My 7yr olds first rifle. Shoot deer n pigs.. i havent saw a 300 bolt gun wirh short lop, He shot AR yesterday. Liked bolt gun better


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What's the lop on the 300 bck out American predator?
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:08 PM   #16
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What about a single shot thompson center & build it exactly like he needs?? There is something to be said for starting a kid off on a single shot...I would do a 6.8 or BO if he is going to shoot deer.
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I say go for it if it fits him good. Being comfortable is the most important thing I think. If he can shoot comfortably he'll shoot good. I know guys that only shoot the 22-250 for predators,deer and hogs. I've personally seen what a big boars skull looks like after taking a hit in the side of the head with a 55gr. Softpoint. It'll ruin any potential for a euro mount real quick.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:44 PM   #18
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Ruger American Ranch Rifle. Has threaded barrel too. They make a compact model in the 300 blackout. It has a shorter Lop. I personally have one because I wanted it as short as possible for truck gun. Canít go wrong with this. They make it in 223, 7.62x39, 450 bushmaster and 300 blackout.


Lop is 13.75 on ranch
American compact is 12.50


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Old 10-09-2017, 08:23 PM   #19
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A .22-250 is my favorite round....little to no recoil and with the correct shot placement I havenít found anything around here it couldnít handle. Here is my little one last year, at 7 years old, with a pig she shot with her .22-250
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:26 PM   #20
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I have a ruger american compact 18" barrel 243...the recoil is there but really a non issue but.....the muzzle blast is amazing ...ive had people around me when that sucker goes off and they are shocked by the concussion and report..have been asked if i was shooting hot rounds...nope just factory 100grns...so if you go the short barrel route my advice is lots of ear protection so the blast doesnt scare the bejeezus out of them.
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In an 18” barrel you might as well just get the 223
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Lop is 13.75 on ranch
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I think you missed my point. There is the Ruger American Ranch and the Ruger American Ranch compact. Mine has the tan factory stock with the 12.5” LOP. There are two versions. Regular and compact in the Ranch Rifle.
So I have a factory Ruger Ranch in 300 with a 12.5” compact stock

My point is that you don’t have to just look at the plain Ruger American compacts. You can find the Ranch in a youth/compact model. Might open up a couple more good kid friendly calibers with threaded barrels.

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Old 10-09-2017, 08:43 PM   #23
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If you read the discription on this one, it is the compact. Little harder to find but they do exist

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/704625564
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I think you missed my point. There is the Ruger American Ranch and the Ruger American Ranch compact. Mine has the tan factory stock with the 12.5Ē LOP. There are two versions. Regular and compact in the Ranch Rifle.
So I have a factory Ruger Ranch in 300 with a 12.5Ē compact stock

My point is that you donít have to just look at the plain Ruger American compacts. You can find the Ranch in a youth/compact model. Might open up a couple more good kid friendly calibers with threaded barrels.


Id love to find a ranch in 300blk with 12.5" lop


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Old 10-09-2017, 11:02 PM   #25
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As others have noted, a 18" barreled .22-250 is just a really loud .223. You'd be better off with the .223. It will generate about the same or close enough velocity without the obnoxious muzzle blast. For a new shooter that's important.

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Old 10-10-2017, 05:32 AM   #26
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I would think about getting the .243 in the Ruger American Predator, and you can find a cheap brake and it won't have any recoil.
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Old 10-10-2017, 05:59 AM   #27
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I believe the Ruger American 22-250 has a 1:12 twist and I'd go with the 60 Gr Nosler Partition. Soft nose for great expansion and you WILL get an exit!
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:07 AM   #28
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I would think about getting the .243 in the Ruger American Predator, and you can find a cheap brake and it won't have any recoil.


Stock is too long.


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What do you want to do with the gun?? To me, 18" is a waste on the 22-250 as you will have a lot of unburned powder with an unnecessarily loud muzzle blast / flash. I like the 223 better if you are set on 18" & 22cal centerfire fun gun.

Lots of other options for deer & kids with 6.8spc & 300 blackout that will kill lots better & still not recoil bad.
This ! The 6.8 has very little recoil, a much bigger bullet, and if in an AR, an adjustable stock to fit your kid as he grows.

IMO, the 22-250 for deer, is an experts gun, much like the .410 shotgun. A couple of lost deer will turn a kid off hunting, and there's no need to use a .22.

Yeah, I know, I've heard it all before and .22s will kill deer, but it ain't a deer cartridge.
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Found a really good deal on a tc contender 223. Definately thinking hard on it. I might buy a 6.8 barrel.


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Do it! My son has that exact rifle in stainless....the ruger American compact all weather in 22-250. He is 8 and small for his age and very recoil sensitive. He loves it. And even with the 18" barrel I'm getting 3000 f/s with 64 gr Nosler Bonded Performance bullets. It has a 1:10 twist so it stabilizes heavier bullets just fine!
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Do it! My son has that exact rifle in stainless....the ruger American compact all weather in 22-250. He is 8 and small for his age and very recoil sensitive. He loves it. And even with the 18" barrel I'm getting 3000 f/s with 64 gr Nosler Bonded Performance bullets. It has a 1:10 twist so it stabilizes heavier bullets just fine!


Cool. Im pretty sure im going with the tc contender.


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