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#3005181 - 11/04/16 11:59 AM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: RONINFLAG]
19grizz69 Online
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 211
Loc: montana
I would use nosler 60 gr partitions. these do the least amount of meat damage. Most smaller bullets do a real job on deer size animals. these bullets will penetrate a shoulder of an elk.

#3005208 - 11/04/16 01:26 PM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: SetTrigger]
DannoBoone Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 900
Loc: Walker, IA
If the Tikka T3 is 1:14 twist, most of the bullets suggested will NOT
stabilize. I have trouble getting 60gr bullets to shoot accurately
in a 1:12 twist. For years, my Dad and brother used Hornady 55gr SP's
targeting the lung area on broadside shots with their .22-250's and
never lost a single one. None made it past 50yds. They harvested
around 30 deer using the Hornady's.

#3005449 - 11/05/16 02:31 PM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
varmit_master Online
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 12/31/02
Posts: 1928
I have killed many deer in Arkansas with a 22 250 with 55 gr gk hp but most with nosler 55 gr bt and 50 gr bt and some with Berger 52 hp and 55 gr v max in the heart and lungs.

#3005952 - 11/07/16 11:18 AM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
KSeago Offline
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Registered: 11/04/16
Posts: 5
Loc: Texas
I use a 22-250 and I've always shot them in the neck with a 55 gr VMAX load. I keep all my shots within 200 yards though and if I am unsure about my shot, I don't take it. I've had to pass on a few deer because I couldn't get a clear shot but that happens unfortunately. Better to do that than to wound an animal in my opinion. I've used Remington 55 gr PSP and those work for behind the shoulder really well too, my gun just likes the VMAX better. Being a 1-14 twist barrel yours cant handle them but anybody with a 1-10 twist barrel like mine should know they can shoot the 64 gr Winchester powerpoints extremely accurately and you can place those anywhere and they'll work great. I've shot one deer with a VMAX in the heart/lungs area and it worked great, the deer fell right where it was standing, i just like to have an exit wound when shooting that area. it did break the rib and pierce the heart and lungs but i worry if you shot too far forward and hit the shoulder it wouldn't make it all the way to the boiler room.

#3017852 - 12/12/16 08:00 PM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
Yotehunterdad Offline
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Registered: 11/23/14
Posts: 1
Loc: Oklahoma
the 70gr Speer soft point shot great out of my 14 twist rifle.

#3017987 - 12/13/16 01:39 AM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
zr600 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/21/14
Posts: 1392
Loc: North dakota
65 g gk shoot out of my savage 1:12 twist.

#3018032 - 12/13/16 08:27 AM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
MoYoBomber Offline
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Registered: 01/01/15
Posts: 311
Loc: Western Missouri
Originally Posted By: Scalloper
She may need to buy a box or two of factory ammo. Do and factory ammo companies offer any of these bullets loaded over the counter?

Thanks all. I will get some components ordered up.

If factory just get a box of Remington, Winchester or Federal 55 grain soft points and start killing.

If handloading in a 14 twist I would try either the Hornady 55 grain SP or Sierra Gameking 55 grain.

I have seen several truckloads of deer shot with the Sierra from 222, 223, 22-250 and the Swift, they cannot handle it when put in the lungs and are usually DRT. Also heard excellent things about the Hornady 55 SP.

Go over to24hourcampfire and look at Scenarshooters posts, guy has killed tons of game, somewhat large and small with the Hornady loaded in a Swift. Give it a look.

#3018194 - 12/13/16 03:09 PM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
Nonnieselman Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 638
Loc: CS, MS
I shoot 80gr bergers in my 9 twist 22-250. They work really good on deer out to 450 yards.

#3024194 - 12/27/16 11:57 PM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Nonnieselman]
JD338 Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 433
Loc: Western MI
Nosler 64 gr Bonded Solid Base will shoot lights out with a 1:14" twist.It will easily penetrate the shoulder blades of a deer.


#3024215 - 12/28/16 12:50 AM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
Bear Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2276
Loc: Colorado USA
I've shot a lot of 60gr bullets from my 250 with a 1-14 twist. I just had to push them as fast as I could and never had a stability problem.If you shoot mild or mid range velocity they won't shoot for $hit.
When you are dead you don't know you are dead. It is difficult only for others. It is the same when you are Stupid. I really LOVE it when I wake up and find out Obama isn't still president!!

#3024326 - 12/28/16 10:43 AM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
ackleyman Online
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 8780
Loc: Hickville
For Deer, ok, 1 1/2" groups are great.

60g Nosler partition with a max load of IMR 4350, win primer.

60g Sierra does well in a 14T, same load as above.

60g V max will not stabilize in a 14T.

63g Sierra semi point will shoot very accurately in a 14 TWist, max load of IMR 4350.

#3024589 - 12/28/16 07:02 PM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: Scalloper]
mbaysinger89 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/08/13
Posts: 1253
Loc: kansas
I used a 52 grain Sierra hp this year and was pretty amazed when I processed the deer. Gigantic wound channel. Shot through the lungs and into opposing shoulder.found the base just under the skin on the far side with a quartering away shot. Took 3 dead steps and fell over.

#3051989 - 03/04/17 09:27 PM Re: Best bullet for deer using a 22-250? [Re: mbaysinger89]
lefthand Offline
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Registered: 07/24/11
Posts: 11
Loc: upstate NY
Late reply but I shot two large bucks with a Striker pistol in 22-250 using the 55 gr. VMax. One was about 100 yds. and all of its lungs were mush. The other was 60 yds. and half of the lungs were mush. Both ran less than 50 yds.

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