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#3310462 - 01/07/23 11:04 AM 22-250
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If you were in the market to buy a 22-250, what brand would you buy?

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#3310464 - 01/07/23 11:36 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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I am currently waiting for barrel and stock to come in and get it built. I have a rem action not using so why not I thought. Should be done by summer I hope. Barrel 4 month wait. If I was buying a factory I would probably go with Tikka. I'm a lefty so my choices were always limited for choices.

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PS. I don't see the point of getting a short barreled version. I think its stupid to cut it down because it will be too long with a suppressor. Suck it up! I would want a 26" barrel.

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#3310469 - 01/07/23 11:56 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Tikka is a solid option so is Bergara and Ruger American.
I like my cut down 22-250 for running suppressed, so does Skinny. If I were using it for colony varmints then that might be a different story.
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#3310473 - 01/07/23 12:45 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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I don't think you can buy a new one that won't shoot. But how much you have to put into it to get it up to your expectation. I have a Sav 10/ Stevens 200.with a S.S.S. Comp. Trigger that is very accurate. I also have a Rem 722 that is on its third barrel that finally does what I want.

So I'd look at either one that is up to snuff already or one you want to tinker with.
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#3310476 - 01/07/23 12:57 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Iíd buy a Remington 700 VSF from the early 2000ís thatís been a safe queen and has the HS or B&C stock. I donít care for the tupperware stocks. I love stainless heavy barrel Remingtons due to their accuracy and looks. All of mine and those Iíve been around are 1/2-3/4 MOA with minimal load development.
I have a heavy barrel Howa that shoots well. It was a challenge and I knew it would be. I found it sitting in the used gun rack with powder in the action and magazine box. I thoroughly inspected it after removing the B&C stock that had been added (no bubba bedding job) but a Timney trigger had been added. Throat and crown looked excellent and no bubba marks anywhere. I came to the conclusion a rookie handloader must have stuck a bullet in the throat hence the power. Knowing now what I didnít then he was pushing oal trying to get it to shoot after the stock and trigger didnít move the accuracy needle. Priced at 40% of its value I felt I bought it. After several different load combinations only grouping around an inch I had some 40 grain loads towards the top tightening up. Next trip to the range was loads pushing max in the heavier bullets as well and 1/2 moa became the norm. I have a couple magnum cartridges this way but never a small bore that needed pushed hard to group if itís not shot out. 250ís usually arenít this picky.

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#3310481 - 01/07/23 02:38 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Thompson centerfire, CZ, Ruger American in that order.
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#3310486 - 01/07/23 03:20 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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My Tikka shoots very well,it is a T3 Light.I do not like a lot of weight in a carry rifle,been there done that.Mine has 22 inch barrel and is threaded.It is 14 twist

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#3310491 - 01/07/23 03:34 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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If you could find a Tikka T3x or T3 in a varmint....look no further. They are a little heavy but your young enough the weight shouldn't bother you. They are hammers and you won't mind the extra weight. I have an older Tikka 595 in a walnut stock and its stupid accurate. A T3x lite would be a good option if weight is a problem and should shoot good as well. JMO, from seeing some of your equipment I just don't think a Ruger American will satisfy you and a few dollars more will get you in a Tikka.
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#3310495 - 01/07/23 04:00 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Remington is hard to beat if you want to have add ons, barrels and accessories, customizing etc. due to the popularity of the 700. I have never owned a Tikka but from all reports I have seen, itís very good. I do have a Bergara B14 Hunter in .308 that ai really like. I guess it all boils down to your personal preference, if you plan to do customizing in the future, and of course price. Keep us informed what you decide on. We like photos too.

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#3310499 - 01/07/23 04:06 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Tikka T3x 223 for $400 in the classifieds. Swap the barrel to 22-250 AI.

I Really want a Tikka in 243AI. Savage actions have been very accurate but some of the new ones I've seen have more machine Mark's than my 1942 Mosin... Remingtons are everywhere and have every option....

I want a Tikka next.

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#3310502 - 01/07/23 04:29 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: Rock Knocker]
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Originally Posted By: Rock Knocker
Tikka T3x 223 for $400 in the classifieds. Swap the barrel to 22-250 AI.




You'll have to buy a bolt to make a 223 into a 22-250. Not sure how much a Tikka bolt will cost or if you could even buy one.
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#3310506 - 01/07/23 05:11 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: Rock Knocker]
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Originally Posted By: Rock Knocker
Tikka T3x 223 for $400 in the classifieds.


99% sure it's a barrel only.
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#3310507 - 01/07/23 05:21 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Idon't have a 22-250, but I have a 223 CZ American (LH) and a Tikka T3x Hunter (LH) and they kill the crap out of paper. I'm hoping to get them on some coyotes in the next couple of weeks in NM. Either one is fine.

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#3310509 - 01/07/23 05:36 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Oops, I read that wrong. I thought it was too good.

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#3310520 - 01/07/23 07:52 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Tikka T3X Lite is what I would purchase for an over the counter rifle today in 22-250. I bought a Tikka T3x Ultra Lite in 243 Win a couple of years ago and love it.
I have been a Remington guy for many years but all of mine are the older ones. As mentioned above, if you can find an older one that has been a safe queen I would buy it but they are like finding a Unicorn.
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#3310526 - 01/07/23 10:05 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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My choice under 700 currently would the CVA cascade, great stock, great trigger, great looks, and great begara barrel.

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#3310530 - 01/07/23 10:31 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Just did a quick search and the Tikka T3x lite has really gone up in price since I bought my last one.
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#3310550 - 01/08/23 01:46 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: pyscodog]
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Originally Posted By: pyscodog
Just did a quick search and the Tikka T3x lite has really gone up in price since I bought my last one.


News flash ! Everything has gone up ! cry

Thanks to Brandon and Co.

cursing


Edited by Tim Neitzke (01/08/23 01:54 AM)
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#3310565 - 01/08/23 11:11 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: Tim Neitzke]
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I've got a 700 VLS 22-250. It is bedded and free floated. Very first time I shot it the first 4 shots all touched @ 100 yards. A little heavy but accurate.
Soup

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#3310578 - 01/08/23 03:55 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: Tim Neitzke]
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Originally Posted By: Tim Neitzke
Originally Posted By: pyscodog
Just did a quick search and the Tikka T3x lite has really gone up in price since I bought my last one.


News flash ! Everything has gone up ! cry

Thanks to Brandon and Co.

cursing


Dang, I need to get out more.


I did buy a T3x 243 a year ago for $579 and tax but it was blued. The stainless lite is a grand now. Or really close to it.
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#3310581 - 01/08/23 04:55 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Originally Posted By: seasley
If you were in the market to buy a 22-250, what brand would you buy?

Imma 700 slut, so I'd put out the feelers for one in the classifieds.

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#3310584 - 01/08/23 06:18 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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There's a Cooper 22-250 in the classifieds on Accurate Shooter.
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#3310608 - 01/09/23 12:38 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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I bought a Ruger American Predator 22-250 2-3yrs ago. I put it in an Oryx chassis. My uncle bought the same thing and put his in a Magpul stock. We both run the AICS mags now so we can load bullets further out. The RAP is very conducive to heavier projectiles if you can run the AICS mags because of the twist. The thing is an absolute banger.

If I could have any I think the Remington LVSF came in 22-250. I'd like to have one of those because they were a short run.

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#3310619 - 01/09/23 09:24 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: BigGrizz]
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I have a 788 Rem. 22-250, not pretty but super accurate, you would have to scrounge around but might be worth looking for one.

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#3310693 - 01/10/23 07:28 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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8 twist Tikka T3x.

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#3310721 - 01/10/23 12:52 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: Hunt]
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Originally Posted By: Hunt
8 twist Tikka T3x.



That would be first option....if you could find one.
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#3310791 - 01/11/23 10:04 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Who ever makes the lightest offering would get my money if I was in the market for one. I have over a dozen heavy varmint rifles. It's time for a sub moa featherweight calling rifle.

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#3310816 - 01/11/23 02:55 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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My TC venture is a lightweight. Mine is 204 but they had 22-250.

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#3310832 - 01/11/23 05:41 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: tractorman]
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Originally Posted By: tractorman
My TC venture is a lightweight. Mine is 204 but they had 22-250.


It will have to be a used one or a left over because T/C is no longer or at least right now.
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#3310903 - 01/12/23 10:25 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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I did not think they were in business. But it is an option if one could find one. I bought the 204 because it has a 10 twist and stabilized the 40gr hornadys better. Most 204s are a 12 twist unless custom.

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#3311532 - 01/20/23 09:49 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: tractorman]
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Originally Posted By: tractorman
My TC venture is a lightweight. Mine is 204 but they had 22-250.


Hands down the best option in that price range! I wish they still made them. I have one in 22-250 and one in 270 win. Both are more accurate then you would believe. Lol
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#3311548 - 01/20/23 12:57 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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If I would go with a T/C, I'd try to find an Icon. They were the top tier T/C and were really nice rifles. I use to have a 204 and a 243 and both shot really well. T/C's major down fall (to me) was no after market support. Trigger springs was about the size of it for their bolt action rifles aside from maybe a Boyd's stock. The Icon came in a nice stock so that was not needed. I sold both of mine to people that seem to want them more than me. Everything has a price. LOL!!

Today, a Tikka would be high on the list, but they are hard to find and the prices are way up. Next would probably be a Savage or Howa. Both of these have a pretty good reputation as good shooters and have lots of aftermarket accessories available. Maybe wait until Remington starts shipping their new Alpha 1's and try one of them. Seems they have some nice improvements. Basically its all depends on how much you want to spend.
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#3311614 - 01/20/23 07:48 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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I have a first year T/C Icon (2007) in 243. Beautiful wood and metal finish and very accurate with the 5R rifling that no one ever talks about. Very good trigger for varmints!

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#3311822 - 01/22/23 05:29 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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Iíd look for a tc Icon. I have an Icon in 243 and it shoots amazing groups. For new Iíd look at Bergara, Tikka, and last savage.

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#3311957 - 01/23/23 02:22 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: alf]
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Originally Posted By: alf
Originally Posted By: seasley
If you were in the market to buy a 22-250, what brand would you buy?

Imma 700 slut, so I'd put out the feelers for one in the classifieds.


I'm not necessarily a 700 guru, BUT facts are most all custom actions are blueprinted after a 700.

I would also go this route especially in this day in age where you can mod your rifle very easily. There's easy access to stocks, DBM, prefit barrels etc. etc. all that you can DIY and have a one of a kind custom.
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#3311996 - 01/23/23 07:02 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: pyscodog]
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Originally Posted By: pyscodog
Originally Posted By: Hunt
8 twist Tikka T3x.



That would be first option....if you could find one.


ditto
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#3312961 - 02/01/23 07:43 AM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
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My list would be bergara, tikka, Remington. Bergara uses Remington style triggers, so if you want to up grade just order like a Remington 700 trigger tech trigger, and scope mounts, I think there screw actions will bolt into a Remington inletted stock donít know if they line up perfect. Tikka is starting to get more and more after market support.


Edited by zr600 (02/01/23 07:45 AM)

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#3313013 - 02/01/23 04:21 PM Re: 22-250 [Re: seasley]
Terry Lightle Offline
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Some 8 twist Tikka 22-250 rifles on Gunbroker if you lean that way

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