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.22-250 Anyone?

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Just traded one of my .204 rugers for a .22-250. Took a little bit of a hit on the deal but didn't feel like arguing with the guy on who was getting the better deal. Last year I traded a Marlin X7 in 243 for a savage 11 in 204. This year I just traded the savage 11 204 for a savage axis in .22-250. Guy tried telling me the axis was a $500 gun and I disagred but the axis has features over the 11 I liked so talked him into the trade.

A little back story I bought a mossberg MVP varmint in 204 giving my self two 204s my buddy had two .22-250s a Remington 700 and the axis. He messaged me on FB that he's always wanted a 204 and was intrested in trading one of his 22-250s. I have always wanted a 22-250 and had two 204s.

We met up he loved the gun but didn't like that it had a blind magazine and neither did I he didn't mind the pencil barrel I hated it. He had a brand new we'll just about new only 10rnds threw it still in the box axis with detachable magazine. We did some talking and after a hand shake he had his 204 and I had my .22-250.

Now o can't decide to leave it as is other then the scope(center point 4x16) or throw a new stock on it Boyd's most likely. Kinda wanna leave the plastic stock and just dip it and put one of my vortex scopes on it. But at the same time I hate plastic stocks and want to put a Boyd's on it.

Either way it's a new gun back up coyote gun still haven't shot it myself by plan on changing that tomorrow.

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22-250 is a nice round. If your reloading you have tons of options. I shot lots of coyote with an old remington 588 22-250. Still have it but it's been retired for a few years. Killed my first coyote with it in 1997 and last in 2010.

I would go for good glass before a stock change. Vortex makes good glass and their warranty is top notch. Very good value in their mid range glass. Same with nikon but I hear their warranty is not as nice. I would not hesitate to buy another Nikon buckmaster though.

I have no idea why they excluded .22 cal when they changed the rules on centerfire. Stupid.

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22-250 is a nice round. If your reloading you have tons of options. I shot lots of coyote with an old remington 588 22-250. Still have it but it's been retired for a few years. Killed my first coyote with it in 1997 and last in 2010.

I would go for good glass before a stock change. Vortex makes good glass and their warranty is top notch. Very good value in their mid range glass. Same with nikon but I hear their warranty is not as nice. I would not hesitate to buy another Nikon buckmaster though.

I have no idea why they excluded .22 cal when they changed the rules on centerfire. Stupid.

I have the vortex 3x9x50 crossfire II with V brite going on the MVP when it comes in. Thinking a crossfire or viper 4-16x50 for the 22-250.

Got a good buddy who is getting reloading equipment this week for his 30-06 and 300blk he said just get the dies and bullets and we will cook up some loads.

The new rule about the smaller then 22 centerfires is pretty lame here but I'm also in one of the few counties left that are still shot gun only.

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Loved my 22-250, regret selling it to this day. 

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Well I went to shoot it today but got stopped by the old man who owns the property. We just got done pushing it for deer and on the way back we put a can up on the burm 220 yards from the trucks to shoot at. Got it all loaded up and situated and he came over saying we can't shoot because hunters could be out there. Even though we were the hunters that were just out there and swept the whole woods for deer and trespassers and found neither(did kick out two coyotes though one of which was jet black). His grandson argued no one was out there and we were shooting at the burm we built for shooting but the old man didn't approve so I packed it all away. One thing I noticed with out shooting though is that Walmart special center point scope has got to go. My bushnell rimfire that's on my 17 was clearer and crisper at 200 then that center point which is 4x16x50 and the bushnell was 3-9x32 and lives on my hmr tucked behind the back seat of my truck and takes a beating but that gun and scope are the most reliable and accurate rifle I own.

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I would ditch the centerpoint as soon as I could.  Good glass makes a huge different for me.  I stay away from the added cost of 50mm objectives.  I do not see the gain.  It may gather more light into the scope but most are still limited to how much comes out the other end.

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Loved my 22-250, regret selling it to this day. 

NEVER getting rid of mine. Need to upgrade scopes though, luckily I have a brand new one in the closet at home!!!!

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I have no idea why they excluded .22 cal when they changed the rules on centerfire. Stupid.

They did this in KS a few years ago and made it legal to deer hunt with any centerfire rifle, including .223 and 22-250. Not that I would ever use my 22-250 for deer, but it could do it.

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They did this in KS a few years ago and made it legal to deer hunt with any centerfire rifle, including .223 and 22-250. Not that I would ever use my 22-250 for deer, but it could do it.

I know a lot of people who use a .22-250 for deer personally I would prefer something bigger but I might if no other option just work up a heavier deer load.

Ricks referring to coyote hunting here in NY it used to be rimfire only during deer season once deer closed or was free reign on any caliber. Now it was changed last year to centerfires SMALLER then .22 so the 204 or 17rem 218bee but not my .22-250 or a .223.

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Yup I would opt for something larger for deer.  Clayton is correct.  I was referring to a regulation on possessing a center fire rifle afield while deer season is open.  They should have allowed for the use of the most popular center fires for coyote hunting, the .22 cal (22-250,.223, .222).  Balistically it makes no sense that a .204 is okay and a 22-250 is not.  Comparatively they are almost identical (in the standard case).  I am just made because I was forced to buy a new gun lol.  In any case I much prefer a .243.  That gun killed a lot of coyote and had very few run offs (I can only think of one).  It was not the fur disaster that most people would think either.  An entirely different topic though.  

 

Clayton,  I told Dan when I get back out your way to hunt my spots out there I will let him know.  You should come with us.  So long as you can keep your stomach in LMAO.  I have seen some silly stuff while coyote hunting but that was a first for me.   

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Yup I would opt for something larger for deer. Clayton is correct. I was referring to a regulation on possessing a center fire rifle afield while deer season is open. They should have allowed for the use of the most popular center fires for coyote hunting, the .22 cal (22-250,.223, .222). Balistically it makes no sense that a .204 is okay and a 22-250 is not. Comparatively they are almost identical (in the standard case). I am just made because I was forced to buy a new gun lol. In any case I much prefer a .243. That gun killed a lot of coyote and had very few run offs (I can only think of one). It was not the fur disaster that most people would think either. An entirely different topic though.

Clayton, I told Dan when I get back out your way to hunt my spots out there I will let him know. You should come with us. So long as you can keep your stomach in LMAO. I have seen some silly stuff while coyote hunting but that was a first for me.

Yeah that was a rough night idk what was wrong with my stomach besides 0 food and 3 monsters drank for the day then sub zero temps just got to me. Dan is hit or miss on hunting he never went last year and this year he says he will be out more according to his Facebook posts we will see.

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Well as soon as I get things settled down here probably, early February, I will be headed that way.  I have not been out at all this year.  Work and working on the house has kept me busy.  LOL I just got home from the office!

 

I texted Dan a few days ago and he was itching to go.  You gotta tell him when your going and to meet you.  That kinda forces him to get off his fanny and into the woods with ya.    

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Well as soon as I get things settled down here probably, early February, I will be headed that way. I have not been out at all this year. Work and working on the house has kept me busy. LOL I just got home from the office!

I texted Dan a few days ago and he was itching to go. You gotta tell him when your going and to meet you. That kinda forces him to get off his fanny and into the woods with ya.

Yeah I seen your post at BATMCC bout the house and move. I'm back on working days so if freed up my nights to hunt again. Ill have to get ahold of him one these nights. Kinda stuck till after deer since my .204 still hasn't showed up and they ordered it Black Friday it shipped the following Monday still hasn't showed up to the shop.

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Years ago I owned one in a pre Garcia Sako. It was a definite shooter with my handloads. I was persuaded to sell it to a buddy. I recently met him and was told that it is his granddaughter's deer rifle and she loves it. I wish I had it back.

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