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Old 05-12-2019, 10:24 AM   #1
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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
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:45 AM   #3
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Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


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Old 05-12-2019, 10:52 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:13 PM   #5
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Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


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

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Old 05-12-2019, 01:29 PM   #6
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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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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)
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:46 PM   #7
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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
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:57 PM   #8
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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
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:01 PM   #9
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Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


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.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:04 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:11 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:16 PM   #12
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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.

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Old 05-12-2019, 02:31 PM   #13
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55grn vmax but I don't shoot deer with them.

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Old 05-12-2019, 03:02 PM   #14
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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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Old 05-12-2019, 07:11 PM   #15
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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..
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:29 PM   #16
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:36 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:48 PM   #18
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50 grain Hornady with the Vmax, also hand load a 50 grain
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:53 PM   #19
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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
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:54 PM   #20
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Killed a pile of deer and pigs with the 55 grain Hornady v max. Also did well with federal fusion bthp
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:19 PM   #21
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Federal premium has a 60 gr partition and quite a bit cheaper than what you posted.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:49 PM   #22
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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.


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Old 05-12-2019, 11:55 PM   #23
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Fusion 55gr. $20 a box. Close thread.


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Old 05-13-2019, 08:17 AM   #24
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Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


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.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:18 AM   #25
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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.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:19 PM   #26
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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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Old 05-13-2019, 12:20 PM   #27
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Vmax!!!!
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:24 PM   #28
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Hornady superformance


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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.

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:50 AM   #30
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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.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:32 PM   #31
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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.

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Old 05-16-2019, 02:34 PM   #32
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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?
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:24 PM   #33
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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.
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Old 05-16-2019, 03:33 PM   #34
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:16 PM   #35
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Yes sir. 50gr Barnes TSX.


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Old 05-17-2019, 08:35 AM   #36
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Remington Green and Yellow box 55grain softpoint.. Hard to beat the simplicity and accuracy..


Hundreds of critters in my county would agree with this choice
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