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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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What is a quality starting ammo for a guy that doesn't reload rifle yet?The reason I ask is because because I got a call from a friend asking my son and I to come to his house.When I got there in under 3 minutes he asked me some names and then mentioned some I knew.The names I knew were related to guns.Then he says I'll be right back and he comes out with a custom 22-250 and said here it's yours.I refused to accept the gun and he said no it's yours.I was blown away.I actually had tears in my eyes from such a special gift.I told him I was honored for such a gift.A litle while back I had asked his opinion on a varmint rifle.He said 22-250 so I figured when I have the money that's what I will buy.So when handed a double set trigger,stainless steel bull barrel gun my emotions got me.I would never have been able to buy a gun of this statue raising 3 kids.I'm working on his car in my shop right now and I think he has a deal coming his way as well.You know I gave away a pair of camos on here to a member and shipped tham UPS today.Think there is a correlation there?

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Re: 22-250

Might try some of Winchester's USA ammo? Fairly inexpensive, comes in 40 round boxes, in I think, 45gr HPs?

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Re: 22-250

Do you know the twist rate?? Most factory 22-250's are a 1in14 twist. Which is good for the faster and smaller bullets in 22 caliber. My custom 22-250 has a 1in8 twist for the 75 grain bullets.

If yours is a standard factory twist then a 50 or 55 grain bullet should shoot well.

Some of the best factory ammo going that has a decent price is the Hornady ammo. And it is loaded with the 50 or 55 grain V-Max bullet. Which is great for varmints. Black Hills also makes some decent ammo. Tom.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2010, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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I will surely test a few since I don't feel the accuracy is there yet.It only has 10 rounds down the barrel.I have not shot it yet as it needs a scope.He needed it for another rifle.He was getting 1/2 to 3/4 groups.

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Great gun!
I like 55 gr. in mine.

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I don't know the twist rate off hand but he will.The gun started as a 220 swift then was changed to a Donaldson 218 bee and he made it a 22-250.I'm still under a fog at this time with such a genorous gift so forgive me.2 weeks ago a guy gave me a 22 for my kid.He has dies and I'm sure he would be more than willing to teach me how to fine tune the firearm.I do however wish to buy a scope and fire a few factory ammo down the barrel.You can bet every case will be saved.I don't think the barrel is broken in after only 10 shots though.

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Oh I will try and post pics of it soon.

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What is a quality starting ammo for a guy that doesn't reload rifle yet?The reason I ask is because because I got a call from a friend asking my son and I to come to his house.When I got there in under 3 minutes he asked me some names and then mentioned some I knew.The names I knew were related to guns.Then he says I'll be right back and he comes out with a custom 22-250 and said here it's yours.I refused to accept the gun and he said no it's yours.I was blown away.I actually had tears in my eyes from such a special gift.I told him I was honored for such a gift.A litle while back I had asked his opinion on a varmint rifle.He said 22-250 so I figured when I have the money that's what I will buy.So when handed a double set trigger,stainless steel bull barrel gun my emotions got me.I would never have been able to buy a gun of this statue raising 3 kids.I'm working on his car in my shop right now and I think he has a deal coming his way as well.You know I gave away a pair of camos on here to a member and shipped tham UPS today.Think there is a correlation there?

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a great day for you and one you will never forget! my luck has always been with 50 grainers any lighter you copper fouling. hornady 50 gr v-max and h 380!
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Do you know the twist rate?? Most factory 22-250's are a 1in14 twist. Which is good for the faster and smaller bullets in 22 caliber. My custom 22-250 has a 1in8 twist for the 75 grain bullets.
Is there any real advantage to that over a 243 shooting 87 grainers? Just asking as the 22-250 only really interests me with heavier bullets.

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