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Best 22-250???

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bob31, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. bob31

    bob31 TS Member

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    I recently placed an add on here looking for a 22-250..I am wondering what the most reliable and accurate brand is out there and scope to go with it?
     
  2. Gargoyle!

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    leupold rifle scope.as for the rifle its all what you like and what your budget is.
     
  3. g7777777

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    Rem 700
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Cooper if you are getting a varmint rifle. Steyr Pro Hunter if a hunting gun.

    This is a Ford Chevy argument. But you get what you pay for, and all the Cooper owners I know love them.

    And I have a pal with a Remmy XR-100 in that caliber and it's a one holer. I want it if he dies. Or wants to sell it. ( or leavies it unattended for a while).

    In Remington I would want a VLS or an XR-100, but for about another 400 you can get a cooper. Visit their website.

    HM
     
  5. poacherjoe

    poacherjoe Well-Known Member

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    Savage BVSS 12 and I have a VariX3 8.5-25-50 scope with custum recticle.Very accurate and affordable!Also the new accutrigger is great!!
     
  6. Shooting Coach

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    One of the most accurate stock rifles I have ever shot was a Remington VSSF in 22/250. With precision ammo, it shot .3" at 200 yards. With a spring kit, the trigger can be set to 50 oz or so, my preferred weight for repeating rifles. It is pricey, but as was said above, you get what you pay for.

    As far as optics, Leupold is going to be hard to beat. They have a fixed thirty something power scope for about $600 bucks off the net.

    This firearm with the aforementioned scope is easily capable of taking varmints reliably at 400+ yards with precision ammo. Precision ammo is best loaded by one with obsessive/compulsive disorder!

    My Browning Varmint 223 has a Leupold 36X Benchrest scope. It will pleasantly surprise you.
     
  7. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    The Remington 700 has the best trigger by far. Lt is the same trigger that is used in their 40X match rifles. Except for the placement of the weight adjustment screw.
    The key to accuracy in these rifles is the bedding of the receiver to the stock. A good bedding job can easily cut group size in half. HMB
     
  8. bridgetoofar

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    I have a Cooper in .222 and love it.

    My father shot a 40XB in 22-250, a very very accurate gun, but mucho heavy.

    Either gun, or a 700 with a trigger b should serve anyone well. For a scope, I think a Leupold 16X is ideal if you can find one.
     
  9. skeetiee

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    tikka t3 will shoot circles around any stock 700...... and the best part is you can spend the extra 300 you saved to buy a nikon scope.... lee
     
  10. 45er

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    I have a very nice older Remington 700 BDL with a Leupold 2x7 Vari-X I will sell for $575 shipped. If you are interested in pics, I can accommodate. Email me. Rob
     
  11. 45er

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    Sorry, it is in 22-250 caliber. Rob
     
  12. hairy

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    45er, what barrel weight and length is your gun?
     
  13. 45er

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    Hairy,


    I'm not at home right now, but will check when I get back tomorrow. It is not a "bull barrel", but rather a standard BDL. Would that be a 26 inch barrel? Rob
     
  14. claybrdr

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    Remington 700 VSSF or 40X
     
  15. Wayne of PA

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    A rare find would be a Ruger Model 77 with a Mannlicher stock. It hasn’t been made for quite some time. There is one listed on Guns America.
     
  16. jimbob

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    I stumbled on a Rem XR 100 in .308 recently. I thought my Savage .204 was accurate. This thing is scary accurate.

    If you want a super accurate 22-250 out of the box, the XR 100 is it. Cooper rifles are top shelf but the XR is about half the cost.
     
  17. Big Al 29

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    Zeiss scope when you get the rifle.
     
  18. k80cmbo

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    I have a Savage Model 110.Not very exspensive.It's the only rifle in 22-250 that I have ever fired.I use it for ground hogs.The only thing I can tell is,if I can see the hog,it's a dead hog.
     
  19. BustClays

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    Here's my centerfire favorites:

    TIKKA .308
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    Remington 700 SPS 20" barrel .223
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    Kimber Longmaster 22.250
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    A couple of other favorites (not centerfires):
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  20. Twinbirds

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    In the .22-250 caliber, just about any rifle will shoot better than you can hold it in hunting conditions. Put them on the bench and all of them will shoot less than 1 moa with properly crafted ammo. I have had several over the years and my current favorite is a Ruger M77 in .22-250 from the Ruger custom shop long before it was available as a factory offering. It is lightweight, 1st shot accurate and looks very nice as well. It will shoot 3 shot 3/8" groups as long as you do your part and the wind don't get too rough. Longest measured shot on a coyote to date has been 318yds. The 55 grain spire tipped bullet with muzzle velocity just over 3700 fps left a hole on the offside of the coyote that you could stick your fist in. I have Remington 700VS (varmint synthetic) that shoots just as well but it is heavier to carry. The Ruger was a gift an not for sale the Remington 700, could find a new home if someone is interested.
     
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