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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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250 savage

how does 250 savage stack up to other 25 cal rounds
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2010, 11:15 PM
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Re: 250 savage

Slower than the .257 Roberts, 25-06 or the .25cal "magnums".

The .250 Ackley Improved is a different story.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 11:10 AM
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Re: 250 savage

I dont have any real hands on experience with the 250 Savage, but I do with some of the other 25's. Obviously the 250 is slower than the Roberts, 25-06, and 257 Wby. Currently I have two 25's, a 257 Roberts Imp and a 257 Wby, both have killed their fair share of deer.

At this time I have been loading the 257 Rob. Imp. down for my 13 year old son. I am using a 100 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip at 2600 FPS. which is below 250 Savage velocity. He has only taken one deer with this combination and it worked fine.

Alot of people think the 25's are on the light side for deer, especially the 250 Savage. Pesonally I would not hesitate to use it and someday hope to own a rifle in 250 Savage.

Are you planning on buying a 250 Savage?

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 01:18 PM
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Re: 250 savage

I'm with Tony. a good cartridge for deer and varmints. the use of bullets heavier than 100 grains makes it slightly better than the 243 IMO.
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Re: 250 savage

i would like to find a mod 99 in 250
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Re: 250 savage

Have at it and good luck. First off, I shoot a .257 Roberts and have killed a whole bunch of deer with it. Only one out of the last twenty five of them took two shots. The rest were one-shot kills. I have no doubt the .250 Savage would be a great deer gun. It will have so little recoil that even those who have ruined their shooting style with the big he-man magnums due to flinching should be able to shoot it accurately.

I gotta tell a story here. Way back in the early 1960s there was a gun shop between Saint Thomas and Fort Loudon called Walker's Trading Post. I stopped in one day and he had a Savage Model 99 in .250-3000 Savage (the original designation for the caliber). He wanted $125 for it, but as poor as I was at the time, he might as well have wanted a million bucks for it. I have kicked myself many a time since then for not working out some sort of lay away deal with him.
Here is a page from GunBroker.com for the .250-3000 Savages for sale. Happy shopping.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SearchResults.aspx
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 08:37 PM
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Re: 250 savage

Links not working Mutt. but i'm guessin it's alot more than $125

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Re: 250 savage

anywhere from 500 to 1000
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 11:02 PM
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Re: 250 savage

Mutt:

First of all, I have my ggf's Model 99, "250" as my dad always called. Just can't get it to shoot accurately at all. Beautiful gun, in decent shape for being made in 1921.

Also, didn't know you hunted with the .257 Roberts. Bought one at Cooper's Sporting Goods in Mansfield the Saturday before buck. It was a special run, Browning A-Bolt Micro Medallion, BUT it has standard length of pull. The owner handed it to me, and said "you oughta buy this." I looked at, held it and said "gimme it." Have not shot it yet, will put it together after buck season.

Rough buck season this year. Saw some small ones, that was it. My friend and his son shot buck in archery season though. Saw more buck than doe in archery, some nice ones too.

Nice to see your post.

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Re: 250 savage

Savage still makes the 250 in a bolt action.
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