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Old 06-10-2022, 10:58 PM   #1
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I picked up these 2 Remington 700’s in 22-250.. back in 2020… They are both 6 digit guns from ‘65… I removed the old Weaver scopes and replaced one with a Zeiss Conquest and the other with a Nikon Monarch scope… I’ve never owned a gun in this caliber before and plan on hunting with them some….
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Old 06-10-2022, 11:05 PM   #2
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You sir...have struck gold.
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Old 06-10-2022, 11:26 PM   #3
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Those should be solid shooters. I have a 700v in 22-250, early 90’s production. It shoots extremely well with off the shelf Ammo. Great for neck shots on does.
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Old 06-10-2022, 11:37 PM   #4
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probably slow twist barrels and will like 55gr and less bullets. Green box core lokt's should shoot great in them.
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Old 06-10-2022, 11:39 PM   #5
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Very slick, beautiful rifles there bud.

I carry an old pawn shop Stevens 22-250 with a cheap Nikon on it around in my ranch truck. It’s probably the most all around beat up accurate rifle I shoot regularly with any OTC cheap ammo I run through it.
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Old 06-10-2022, 11:42 PM   #6
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I’ve neck shot a many of deer with my 22-250. Those will put food on the table for many years to come.
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Old 06-10-2022, 11:53 PM   #7
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Those are beautiful rifles. 55 gr. bullets and neck shots, from the front or rear, through the spine. It will do things that will probably shock you.
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Old 06-11-2022, 03:40 AM   #8
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Old 06-11-2022, 03:51 AM   #9
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Fine machinery you've got there.

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Old 06-11-2022, 06:08 AM   #10
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You sir...have struck gold.
Thank you sir…. It was strange that I bought them out of 2 different collections on the same day…. I bought the ADL first…. I knew it was really nice.. then after I purchased the BDL I thought I wished I’d seen it first… After getting them both home.. I was glad I’d bought them both… I’m still kicking myself for not picking up a Winchester 70 crf..fw… from the 90’s.. stainless.. walnut stock.. in 22-250… years ago….
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Old 06-11-2022, 07:20 AM   #11
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I also have 2 Remingtons 22-250 left hand 700 bdl’s one is synthetic stock the other wood, they are both shooters. I have neck shot a doe, head shot several hogs and turkeys
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probably slow twist barrels and will like 55gr and less bullets. Green box core lokt's should shoot great in them.
You are right on the 14 twist barrels not liking heavier bullets.
FYI Rem has never sold CoreLokt 22-250 ammo. Some of the 22-250 boxes are misleading but do not actually say the bullet is a CoreLokt.
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Old 06-11-2022, 09:08 AM   #13
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Great find ! I've have a later production 700, 90's, that shoots the plain ole Remington green box 55gr. into an inch at 100 yards. Sweet caliber.
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Old 06-11-2022, 09:22 AM   #14
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22-250 has been one of my favorite cartridges since back in the 60's. Love the 700's but that 14 twist they came with rules out some of my favorite deer/hog bullets.
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Old 06-11-2022, 09:46 AM   #15
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You are right on the 14 twist barrels not liking heavier bullets.
FYI Rem has never sold CoreLokt 22-250 ammo. Some of the 22-250 boxes are misleading but do not actually say the bullet is a CoreLokt.
Correct, they are actually just pointed soft points (PSP).

One of the only deer I lost was with my .22-250. Neck shot at about 30-40 yards. Knocked him down and he got up and ran off. Honestly believe the short distance had something to do with it (bullet didn’t expand) and it didn’t hit anything solid.
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Old 06-11-2022, 10:14 AM   #16
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Thank you sir…. It was strange that I bought them out of 2 different collections on the same day…. I bought the ADL first…. I knew it was really nice.. then after I purchased the BDL I thought I wished I’d seen it first… After getting them both home.. I was glad I’d bought them both… I’m still kicking myself for not picking up a Winchester 70 crf..fw… from the 90’s.. stainless.. walnut stock.. in 22-250… years ago….
Every 22-250 & swift 700 I've owned shined with 52gr match pills.

I love those early guns & that checkering...the ADL is a deluxe model.
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Old 06-11-2022, 10:24 AM   #17
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Mine loves 55 fbv berger bullets and is hell on coyotes
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Old 06-11-2022, 11:09 AM   #18
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Great caliber and great guns there. You will enjoy shooting them. I’ve shot a lot of deer with mine, have a early 90’s 700 with a 26 inch bull barrel. 55gr v max for predators and 55gr soft points for deer.
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Old 06-11-2022, 11:09 AM   #19
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Every 22-250 & swift 700 I've owned shined with 52gr match pills.

I love those early guns & that checkering...the ADL is a deluxe model.
I have a 700 bdl 22-250 and I load 52gr match for it as well. Shoots great.
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Old 06-12-2022, 12:35 PM   #20
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Every 22-250 & swift 700 I've owned shined with 52gr match pills.

I love those early guns & that checkering...the ADL is a deluxe model.
I bought a case of Remington 45 grain rounds on here… 400 rounds… I hope they work out…

I like the early guns also… This ADL has really good wood.. better than the BDL….
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Old 06-13-2022, 04:59 AM   #21
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Love that ADL. 22-250 is pretty much all I shoot these days and mine is a ragged hole gun. Earhole or neck shots with the 55gr PSP and I haven't tracked an animal since.
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Old 06-14-2022, 11:45 AM   #22
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I have a Rem 700 VSF 22-250 w/1:12. It shoots 55 grn green and yellow box very well. I've killed many deer with it.
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Old 06-14-2022, 11:20 PM   #23
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Love that ADL. 22-250 is pretty much all I shoot these days and mine is a ragged hole gun. Earhole or neck shots with the 55gr PSP and I haven't tracked an animal since.
Thank you sir… I have a a few boxes of that ammo… I bought some Remington 45 grain hollow points… I was hoping to use them for coyotes….
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Old 06-15-2022, 02:43 AM   #24
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Beautiful rifles.

I have a Weatherby Vanguard VGX Deluxe that my grandfather gave me on my FIRST birthday. It’s a great shooting rifle and I love the caliber. I’ve killed squirrels with it, deer with it and everything in between.
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Old 06-15-2022, 04:57 AM   #25
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Would you sell the old weaver scopes?
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Old 06-15-2022, 05:31 AM   #26
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Would you sell the old weaver scopes?
I already did… in the classifieds here…
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Old 06-15-2022, 05:44 AM   #27
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I already did… in the classifieds here…
Dang, I missed out.
I love those old scopes.
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:13 AM   #28
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If u want something to die in texas take ur 22-250. One of the deadliest rounds there is.
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:39 AM   #29
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If u want something to die in texas take ur 22-250. One of the deadliest rounds there is.
I got them for coyotes.. but I’m not sure I fully agree with your one of the deadliest comment… Although I’m sure it’s a good varmint round…. This is a pig I shot at 200 yards with a 300 win mag today… This is the exit hole… 😁
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My wifey shoots a Ruger Hawkeye in 22-250. With handloaded 50 grain Barnes TSX bullets it shoots sub MOA, but everything dies quick if she puts the bullet in the right spot. I know that when I hear that gun go off, I'm gonna have to drag something, gut it, or both.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:02 AM   #31
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Most used rifle in the safe. Mine also prefers the 55gr PSP Remingtons. Don’t be shy with shots in the vitals. It vaporizes deer and hogs.

X2 on dclifton’s comment. It flat kills.

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Old 06-16-2022, 09:09 AM   #32
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I got them for coyotes.. but I’m not sure I fully agree with your one of the deadliest comment… Although I’m sure it’s a good varmint round…. This is a pig I shot at 200 yards with a 300 win mag today… This is the exit hole… 😁
I looked at the pic before reading your post (thinking you’d refer to the 22-250) and immediately thought yea this guys full of ****. Lol
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I looked at the pic before reading your post (thinking you’d refer to the 22-250) and immediately thought yea this guys full of ****. Lol
If this kind of damage came from a 22-250.. then all other calibers are obsolete…😆
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If this kind of damage came from a 22-250.. then all other calibers are obsolete…��
This is no joke ive had more animals run off from my 300Win than i have a 22-250. Pigs and Deer. Now ill admit i have only shot 2-3 pigs with my 22-250 as im like you. I like to blow big holes in pigs.

rarely do i hit something hard enough to get good expansion from the 300. I did shoot a buck through both front shoulders with it. That was a mess and mistake....
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My wifey shoots a Ruger Hawkeye in 22-250. With handloaded 50 grain Barnes TSX bullets it shoots sub MOA, but everything dies quick if she puts the bullet in the right spot. I know that when I hear that gun go off, I'm gonna have to drag something, gut it, or both.
Sounds like me with my wife. She carries the 22-250 to the stand. When it goes off the work begins.
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If this kind of damage came from a 22-250.. then all other calibers are obsolete…😆
Lol. You sir are correct!
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Old 06-16-2022, 02:54 PM   #37
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This is no joke ive had more animals run off from my 300Win than i have a 22-250. Pigs and Deer. Now ill admit i have only shot 2-3 pigs with my 22-250 as im like you. I like to blow big holes in pigs.

rarely do i hit something hard enough to get good expansion from the 300. I did shoot a buck through both front shoulders with it. That was a mess and mistake....
If anything.. you have got my interest.. in shootings these guns…. We will see…
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If anything.. you have got my interest.. in shootings these guns…. We will see…
Good! Have fun with them. You scored some fine rifles! Oh my preferred load is the 55 grain sierra spitzers. I think same as the game king.
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I’ve got a vls and an old m77, they both shoot good groups with Remington soft point ammo, not really idea for my situation of deer hunting but I use it for coyotes every year
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They are impossible to find right now but when you can find 60grn partitions they are deadly. Shoot them behind the shoulder.


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I have a bunch of the 60 gr Partitions but the 14" twist in both my Rem 700 22-250's won't stabilize them. Very good choice for deer/hogs if you have a 12" twist or faster.
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Old 06-17-2022, 06:34 PM   #42
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Very nice, I have one just like it sitting in the safe. I shoot 50g bullets into one ragged hole with it. Such a fun gun!


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I have a bunch of the 60 gr Partitions but the 14" twist in both my Rem 700 22-250's won't stabilize them. Very good choice for deer/hogs if you have a 12" twist or faster.
I guess I’m going to have to stay with the lighter bullets…
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Very nice, I have one just like it sitting in the safe. I shoot 50g bullets into one ragged hole with it. Such a fun gun!


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These are too… it’s too dang hot out…
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Have a 22-250 from APR that is a freaking hammer with 60 noslers. Use it everywhere I can that unless a ranch owner ask me to bump up to something bigger.

Dropped a younger aoudad ram at 225 yards last year.

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Old 06-17-2022, 09:01 PM   #46
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Old 06-17-2022, 09:05 PM   #47
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Have a 22-250 in my ranch pu for the last 40 years. Kills everything if I make a good shot.
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Old 06-17-2022, 09:10 PM   #48
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Shoot ‘em and show us. They look like really nice rifles.
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