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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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my 22-250

I have one and I actually really like it, Its great for Deer hunting and is a exelent varmit gun, but I have a question, the largest animal ive taken is an axis deer, and Ive been wondering in yalls oppinion how much bigger of an animal do you think it could take down? thanks
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 11:50 AM
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I also have one rifle and it's a 30-06. I don't have alot of experience with a 22-250 and don't know the limitations of it but I guarantee you that someone here does and they'll get back to you real soon.
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thanks anyways wanna be buddies?

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 03:16 AM
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I wouldn't use a 22-250 for deer. Does not generate enought energy. Bullets are going over 3000 fps but are not heavy enough to generate the energy to take down a deer cleanly. I know for sure they are not legal to hunt with in WA state. WA state requires 24 cal or larger for big game.

Awesome for song dogs tho!

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 03:41 AM
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I dont have or shot the caliber your talking bout.It sounds like to me you come from a hunting family so i would ask dad to let you advance to a higher caliber.maybe 270 or something like that.Im an old fashioned guy and the minimum cal is 30/30 most likely a marlin lever.Whatever you choose remember this .you are supposed to be confident in your abilities to kill the deer quickly and humanly.Remember the snipers motto "One shot one kill".I would approach dad and ask him to spend some time at the range together,you may not realize it now but in the distant future you'll look back as these times and be happy.Oh to be young again.excuse me i got a little hallmark/sappy on ya.But i'll say this I'll never forget the time my dad taught me how to shoot .It was like i joined some special club,.

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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I remember that oh man

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 04:56 PM
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I shot a deer with a 22-250 hit it in the heart, the liver exploded into small quarter size pieces. I had custom loaded 70gr speer bullets. It can be done but is really on the small size and not legal in all states. It should be used for what it was intended for varmits. I would start with the 243 and go up from there for deer size game.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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ok ill ask my dad but the 22-250 is probly a good handme down for my bro thats what he shot the buck with and for all yall just a little tip from my experiences DONT hunt deer with a 223 it is way to small but thats my oppinion

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 12:43 AM
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223 is a coyote ,varmint gun

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 12:49 AM
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well me i think where you shoot the deer that counts iv taken down a couple of big mature bucks witha 22-250.but iv shot them in the neck and stoped them in there trackes.and i used federal cartridge 55 grain hallow point
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