Since. 223 has gained so much popularity, are there any 22-250 shooters left?
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    Default Since. 223 has gained so much popularity, are there any 22-250 shooters left?

    For a while the .223 round has become so popular for target, and varmint hunting I never see much talk about the .22-250 round anymore.

    Any guys on here still shoot 22-250?

    Do you prefer .223 or .22-250 and why? If neither, which do you prefer and why?
    What are the positives/negatives of the 22-250
    Do you feel the .22-250 round has become obsolete?

    If you are a 22-250 shooter what's your favorite hand load? What's your go to store bought ammunition?

    Just trying to bring a non political firearm debate/conversation up.

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    I love my .22-250 for chucks. I don't hand load, but I do love the Winchester Ballistic Silvertips.

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    My father handed down his custom made 22-250 that he used for chucks as well...I have never shot it....

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    I even took a feral hog with the .22-250. It made a pretty good mess of the thing. I was surprised.

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    22-250 or 243 both great chuck guns.

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    Neighbor and I were just discussing this. He was trying to decide between a 204 and a 22-250 for predator hunting. I have a 204 that I just built this year so I can legally hunt predators with a centerfire during deer season around these parts.

    I personally think neither the 204 or the 22-250 is a good predator round but both are good for chucks. The speed of both rips pelts up. More so with the 204 because most production rounds are made for varmints and most reload components too. There is more of a choice when it comes to the 22-250 as far as reloading goes, you have all the same choices as the .223 because both use the .224 bullet. The selection of bullets makes it much easier to choose a heavier slower bullet made for hunting and not just for varmints.

    So comparing the 22-250 to 223, I think the best all around gun would be the 223 with its slower speeds, I think the best varmint round between the two would have to go to the 22-250 because of its speed, which makes it a flatter shooter. For predators IMHO the 223 still wins but only because most want to keep the pelts.

    As far as reloading goes its also cheaper to reload 223/5.56 because of the cheap surplus of military brass that doesnt cost 50 cents a shell like the 22-250 does.
    Last edited by JamieZ; 12-31-2013 at 09:19 AM.
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