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150class 05-12-2019 09:24 AM

Favorite 22-250 bullet
 
Looking at buying a new 22-250 round that really takes care of WT to yotes and everything in between.

Always snagged whatever was on the shelf but starting to narrow it down to one solid choice.

Twist is 1:9 so wanting to stay on the heavier side and these noslers look like the route Iím going to go but figured I would ask around for a bit first.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/86...base-box-of-20

Radar 05-12-2019 09:39 AM

That’s a bonded bullet so it should stay together and make smaller holes in animals. That twist rate might not work on bullets heavier than 70 grains.

Smart 05-12-2019 09:45 AM

Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


https://static1-bulkammocom.netdna-s...d4ecdf6a_4.jpg

Payne346 05-12-2019 09:52 AM

I bought a deuce deuce and a quarter last year and love it. I tried several rounds and all I will shoot now is the Hornady Superformance Varmit 50gr V-Max. Killed several does and varmints last year and love the round.

pilar 05-12-2019 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Smart (Post 14144699)
Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


https://static1-bulkammocom.netdna-s...d4ecdf6a_4.jpg

If you have to try and kill a deer with a 22 cal , might as well shoot a 55gr as chances are at some time or another you will go looking for cartridges and only find some 55gr and cor lock is readily available in a pinch

150class 05-12-2019 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Radar (Post 14144684)
Thatís a bonded bullet so it should stay together and make smaller holes in animals. That twist rate might not work on bullets heavier than 70 grains.

64 will be the top end.


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Originally Posted by pilar (Post 14144894)
If you have to try and kill a deer with a 22 cal , might as well shoot a 55gr as chances are at some time or another you will go looking for cartridges and only find some 55gr and cor lock is readily available in a pinch

Plan on buying in bulk to reduce that becoming a issue (hopefully lol)

TxAg 05-12-2019 12:46 PM

While the core-lokt bullet is fine, I just don't trust Remington to have their act together these days. I'd look for a more consistent load.

How about some Barnes TSX

pilar 05-12-2019 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by TxAg (Post 14144928)
While the core-lokt bullet is fine, I just don't trust Remington to have their act together these days. I'd look for a more consistent load.

How about some Barnes TSX

Or a 60gr federal premium with a Nosler, they have a proven record for carrying enough energy to ethically try to kill deer size game out to 150 yards

88 Bound 05-12-2019 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Smart (Post 14144699)
Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


https://static1-bulkammocom.netdna-s...d4ecdf6a_4.jpg

This is incredibly hard to beat. Most people knock this caliber and even Remington ammo for deer hunting but it has disconnected more pump stations than any other rifle in my safe. Stone cold killer.

txtrophy85 05-12-2019 01:04 PM

I am partial to the 55 grain V-Max in the .22-250.

My kids use the 55 grain fusion and it has accounted for several deer, but it’s not the most accurate load in my rifle.

I have killed piles of deer with a .22-250, mostly with neck shots. Body shots they tend to run a bit and there may or may not be blood.

I wouldn’t mind shooting some does with it again, but for hunting I own several much better deer killers.

Smart 05-12-2019 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 88 Bound (Post 14144945)
This is incredibly hard to beat. Most people knock this caliber and even Remington ammo for deer hunting but it has disconnected more pump stations than any other rifle in my safe. Stone cold killer.




Yup ....It just not fancy enough for some......no fancy bullet names, no fancy colors, no fancy tips or names on the box. Just a good shooting soft point. My brothers have been using a 22-250 since the mid 90s and that is their goto for their factory 250s loads. They reload for all their other rifles and play the long range game...but they love that 250 round. When I started searching for one, they kept telling me green and yellow Remingtons 55 grain.... Finally bought one and the round is a shooter for sure. I'm gonna keep using it until it shows me I shouldn't.

okrattler 05-12-2019 01:16 PM

I agree with the 55gr. Remington Softpoint. I haven't shot a deer with one but I've shot plenty of coyotes and smaller varmints with them and they're as good as anything else I've used. A little rough on fur on coyotes for what I do but it'll kill them no doubt. No complaints on accuracy or dependability. I've started using them more although I've tore some fur up with them because I can always sew a torn up pelt back together and I have a pretty good track record for stopping them in their tracks with that bullet.

Quackerbox 05-12-2019 01:31 PM

55grn vmax but I don't shoot deer with them.

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muddyfuzzy 05-12-2019 02:02 PM

With that twist the 60 grain Nosler Partition is a great fit, you can clobber game on the cheap with it.


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skeeterboud 05-12-2019 06:11 PM

I own 3 22-250's...all shoot 50 gr vmax very well.... all are 1:14, so I don't get to shoot heavy..2 shoot 1/2" 3 shot groups at 100yds so I don't reload for them...have a heavy barrel 26" that I reload 55vmax, and nosler ball tips....I truly can not tell you how many hogs, coyotes I have killed with them..

BIG BONE 05-12-2019 06:29 PM

Winchester 55 grain silver ballistic tip

Kenner97 05-12-2019 06:36 PM

I’m shooting rhe federal premium 60gr partition. Very good accuracy. I haven’t had a chance to shoot a deer but shot a 100-125lb pig and it performed well.
I tied the Remington core lol but the federal shot a little better.

stevieray54 05-12-2019 06:48 PM

50 grain Hornady with the Vmax, also hand load a 50 grain

droptine8850 05-12-2019 06:53 PM

I've got a 12 twist 22-250 and Federal premium 60 gr Nosler partitions shoot really well and put the smack down on everything I've shot with it. WT, Axis, hogs and yotes

elhefe 05-12-2019 06:54 PM

Killed a pile of deer and pigs with the 55 grain Hornady v max. Also did well with federal fusion bthp

txwhitetail 05-12-2019 07:19 PM

Federal premium has a 60 gr partition and quite a bit cheaper than what you posted.

Yelladog 05-12-2019 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by txwhitetail (Post 14145476)
Federal premium has a 60 gr partition and quite a bit cheaper than what you posted.



These are the best Iíve ever used. No neck shots all through or behind the shoulder. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...cb60029362.png


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175gr7.62 05-12-2019 10:55 PM

Fusion 55gr. $20 a box. Close thread.


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Chance Love 05-13-2019 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Smart (Post 14144699)
Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


https://static1-bulkammocom.netdna-s...d4ecdf6a_4.jpg

This. For factory loads these shoot best for me. And they perform great on deer. Probably shot over 1,000 deer with these and I'm still shooting them.

kc5rkg 05-13-2019 07:18 AM

I use the Barnes Vor-Tx in my 22-250. Have taken a handful of deer and some hogs with it. Works great for me.

rattler7696 05-13-2019 11:19 AM

I shoot the Barnes Triple shocks out of mine. Great round! You will get an exit on Whitetail and hogs. I shoot both thru the shoulders for the last 3 years and almost everything has stopped in its tracks. Shot a couple of 150lb hogs that made it about 25 yards. I have a buddy who also hunts with me in South texas and we both are more than pleased with the round on our bigger whiteails.


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varminthunter 05-13-2019 11:20 AM

Vmax!!!!

Backwoods101 05-13-2019 11:24 AM

Hornady superformance


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crash8005 05-13-2019 11:42 PM

I've been really impressed with Federal Fusions out of my 22-250. But then again, if I shoot something other than hand load, it's likely a Fusion.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...55e3ff0adf.jpg

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SwampBuck 05-15-2019 09:50 AM

Hard to beat the Remington soft points for all around work.
The 55 vmax is a bad little dude but not exactly geared to anything more than predator hunting. But it will mush the vitals of a whitetail really well. Just don’t expect an exit wound.

JRG_80 05-15-2019 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by muddyfuzzy (Post 14145012)
With that twist the 60 grain Nosler Partition is a great fit, you can clobber game on the cheap with it.


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Iíve been pleased with this round out of my 22-250. Recommend giving it a shot.

jrg

Kenner97 05-16-2019 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by rattler7696 (Post 14146410)
I shoot the Barnes Triple shocks out of mine. Great round! You will get an exit on Whitetail and hogs. I shoot both thru the shoulders for the last 3 years and almost everything has stopped in its tracks. Shot a couple of 150lb hogs that made it about 25 yards. I have a buddy who also hunts with me in South texas and we both are more than pleased with the round on our bigger whiteails.


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Are these the 50gr?

SabreKiller 05-16-2019 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rattler7696 (Post 14146410)
I shoot the Barnes Triple shocks out of mine. Great round! You will get an exit on Whitetail and hogs. I shoot both thru the shoulders for the last 3 years and almost everything has stopped in its tracks. Shot a couple of 150lb hogs that made it about 25 yards. I have a buddy who also hunts with me in South texas and we both are more than pleased with the round on our bigger whiteails.


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My fiance uses the same bullet only handloaded. Her Ruger is a 1:14 twist and it shoots them very well. She knocked down several hogs, including a 300 pound boar lat year with a complete pass through on every one of them. She's killed several whitetails with it and two javelina with one shot.

BrianL 05-16-2019 02:33 PM

https://www.targetsportsusa.com/fede...on-p-3492.aspx

rattler7696 05-16-2019 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenner97 (Post 14152330)
Are these the 50gr?



Yes sir. 50gr Barnes TSX.


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hardtner 05-17-2019 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Smart (Post 14144699)
Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


https://static1-bulkammocom.netdna-s...d4ecdf6a_4.jpg

Hundreds of critters in my county would agree with this choice


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