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Thread: 22-250 & bambi

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    55gr Gameking softpoints have worked good on fallow. Actually have more drop on the spot kills with this than 130gr interlock 270s on the smaller deer inside 250 meters.
    Have also shot big wap/red Cross Hinds that had escaped from farms and the 22/250 worked well.
    I always aim behind the shoulder, have drifted forward and clipped the shoulder blade with no real problems however if you wanted to aim for shoulder shots I'd go to a mini or bonded projectile.

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    Meant to say Mono projectile

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    So did you mean to say 22-250 is better than .270 🍿

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor-west View Post
    It was designed as a varmint calibre just like the 6mm rem, I don't think any states in America allowed it for deer sized animals either so there was no point in a fast twist barrel.
    Well that's not true today. Plenty of states in the US where you can use a .224 for deer.

    A lot of our beliefs and understanding of what was what back in the day have been turned on their head with the advances in bullet construction, and the move to longer for calibre bullets. Savage led something of a .22-250 revolution in the US when they introduced their 1:9" twist as an option, their other option is a 1:12". Savage is a very popular brand in the US and the 1:9" really took off with the .22-250 crowd, as they were able to use tougher bullets in the 60-70gr range and use their rifles for smaller ungulates, in particular hogs and whitetail.

    Bergara's decision to go 1:9" as well was interesting, I'd say they've seen Savage's success and want a part of it. That said, the 1:9" is marginal for the 75gr ELD-M for example (recommended 1:8"), so the play seems to be restricted to the 60-70gr pills.

    Federal Premium, Federal Fusion, Speer Gold Dot, Nolser Partition, etc. Tougher .224 bullets driven fast work very well.
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    70 grain Speer SP. Works in the 1;14" twist, and in my rifle shot to the same poi as a 55 grain vmax.

    Awesome bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Nolan View Post
    70 grain Speer SP. Works in the 1;14" twist, and in my rifle shot to the same poi as a 55 grain vmax. Awesome bullet.
    @Ross Nolan, really curious about that as the Speer calculates as unstable and needing a minimum of 1:11" twist. What was the furthest you've shot it?
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    mr weatherby had it right,,ive shot a 165 gr in 308 and thought it was a we bit behind my 125 gr 6.5,,the sectional density in 308 is .248 and the 6.5 being 256 which would make my assumption right but when fired from a 300wsm at 300fps faster its another ball game when it hits an animal
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBANGA300wm View Post
    So did you mean to say 22-250 is better than .270 ��
    if what happens with 50 grn ttsx in .223 is anything to go by its SIMILAR but opposite to a cup n core 130grn....eg the damage is in reverse order.

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    I used to varmint shoot and shot a UIT match with it - 300m was still very accurate, but the bullet is semi round nose and the wind really knocked it about.
    I shot reds and pigs with it, mostly closer than 200m, and never recovered a bullet.

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    Did I mean .22-250 is better than .270?
    As an all round deer caliber, NO.
    For smaller (fallow and red yearlings/Hinds) deer with ideal shot placement and angles, then in my experience YES.
    Of course if you loaded a lighter/softer projectile in the .270 then it would most likely perform better.
    Also if shot angles or placement change ( hitting bone other than ribs) then the better penetration of .270 wins.

 

 

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