Why shoot a 35 gr Lead Free bullet out of a 22-250 unless you have no other choice?
Sorry about that I just had to ask. I live where I have to shoot lead free bullets at squirrels, predators and big game. For big game Lead Free Bullets are not too bad. But for 243 caliber bullets and smaller lead free bullets suck.
For squirrels we have done pretty good with the Hornady 35 gr NTX and the Nosler 40 gr BT Lead Free bullets out of 223s. Out of a 22-250 I wouldn't want to shoot any predators with any 35 to 40 gr bullets, lead or lead free.
The BC on the Lead Free Bullets are very low. The Barnes 36 gr Varmint Grenade Bullets have a .149 BC, the Nosler 40 gr Lead BT bullet has a .221 BC.
Bob Morris Foxpro Field Staff