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What can you tell me about this cartridge?? I know the 25-06 outdoes it and the 243 probably will too, but there's something I like about this one. I've got a 243, 6mm Rem and 25-06, next up is either the 250 or a 257 Bob.

How is it to load for?? accuracy expectations in a lever and a bolt gun??

Thanks guys!!
 

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Personally I do not like the quarter bores. but that is not your point. I am not sure why you say the 243 will out do the 250 Savage??

The 250 Savage has 2 names. Obviously 250 Savage is one of the names. But the other name was 250-3000. What that meant was the first 25 caliber cartridge to reach 3,000 fps-hence 250-3000. And 3,000 fps is the approx. max. velocity of a 100 grain bullet in a 243. So the 243 would not be a superior cartridge. The 250 Savage is definitely a better cartridge than the 243.

Please keep in mind that the original 3,000 fps bullet in the 250 Savage was an 87 grain bullet. But that was also made to shoot in their Model 99 lever action. The Modern 250 Savage in a good bolt action is a 3,000 fps cartridge with the 100 grain bullet. Which is basically the same velocity as a 243 Winchester 100 grain bullet, but with a better sectional density. So the 250 Savage or 250-3000 would make a better deer round than a 243, with basically the same recoil.

As I said above I do not care alot for the quarter bores. I have owned several. The only one I still own is a 257 Roberts. IMO the only two good quarter bore cartridges are the 250 Savage, and the 257 Roberts. This is about as good of a bullet as you can get with a rifle that is considered as a low recoil rifle. IMO it's bigger brothers(25-06 and 257 Roy) do not fit the bill like the Savage and the Bob. Why have a long action overbore cartridge?? Just an opinion.

As a reloading cartridge both the 257 Roberts and the 250 Savage as easy cartridges to reload for. I have reloaded both cartridges. These cartridges are easy on brass. And they work in nice lightweight short action rifles.

As much as I dislike quarter bores these two cartridges are probably the very best deer cartridges that money can buy for a kid, or a woman, or a recoil shy shooter. Tom.
 

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My brother has a 250 Savage in a Ruger Ultralite. He loves the gun and the cartridge. Uses the 87 gr bullet for deer and they just seem to die real fast.
 

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Ive shot some High Power Silhouette with a .250 Savage. It aint a real thumper at all. Kind of just a nice mild little round. If you got your mind on one, get it.
 

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While working in a gun shop a few years back i had a customer bring in 700 classsic in the 250. Had a box of shells threw it. This firearm never made it back on the shelf for resale. I bought the firearm for my wife she has taken quite a few deer with it. I think it is tops of the 25 calibers. I also have 25-06 but the 250 is a dream to shoot. To the folks that do not no this it is the parent cartridge to the 22-250. Just my opinon.
 

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Bonzy,
I am like you...fascinated for some strange reason with the .250. I have a .243, have used a .25-06, and realize the .250 is just a cartridge of the same ilk...but still, I want one.

Will
 

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The 250-3000 and roberts are great all round rifles. The 250 is plenty for PA deer, might not be as good as the 257 out west.
Both are better deer crtridges than the 243 as the .25 can shoot 120 grain bullets (I prefer the 117gr for deer).

The 243 is a better groundhog cartridge as it has better BC with lighter bullets.

The 250-3000 is a short action gun (like the 243) while the 257 should be on a long action.
In the 99 Savage with the brass rotary mag, the 250 is mighty fine.
 

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You can squeeze a 257 into a short action. Works exceptionally well with round nose bullets. With spitzers it's well off the lands though since it has to be seated to 2.800" max OAL. To be fair, the Bob should really be on a medium length action. At any rate, my 257 is a short action and does just fine even short-seated to fit the magazine. I do prefer 117gr RN slugs though for deer considering most all of my hunting with it is for deer under 200 yards...usually well under 100.
 

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I am also a big fan of the quarter bores. I have a savage 110 in .257 Bob. I would love to have a newer model Savage 99 in 250, but I just can't find hunting gun. I am really considering the Savage model 14 classic in the 250. I don't think you can go wrong with a quarter bore for PA deer.
 

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I have a Savage 14 in 250. I have shot bullets from 80gr barnes tipped triple shocks to 117gr sierra boattails and they all group around an inch to an inch and a half. Now if I could just find a deer to shoot I would let you know how they work.
 

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I have owned 3 rifles in .250 Savage, an FN Mauser,
a Remington 700 Classic, and a Savage M110. Only shot
one deer with this caliber, neck shot at roughly 60
yards.
 

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HOGGHEAD said:
Which is basically the same velocity as a 243 Winchester 100 grain bullet, but with a better sectional density. So the 250 Savage or 250-3000 would make a better deer round than a 243, with basically the same recoil.
please explain to me how a 100 gr. .25 cal bullet has better sectional density than a 6mm 100 gr...

i think the words you were looking for are frontal area.
 

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6mm 100gr S.D. = .242

.257 100gr S.D. = .216

.257 120gr S.D. = .260
 
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