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Old 11-10-2007, 02:59 PM
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Any experienced and seasoned hunter can kill deer with .22-250 all day long. Would not recommand it over the counter! If they call to ask if it will, than my answer is......I recommand the .243...
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:40 PM
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Hell yes! They will kill deer stone dead if you can shoot and use the right bullets! As will the .223 and .222Rem.The Inuit shoot seals ,walrus,caribou,and even polar bear with all the above.I handloaded 55gr Hornady's with 24gr of Win 748 for my dad in a Sav 340 .222 Rem and he took oodles of WT deer all with one shot apiece.Head neck or lungs are the only viable targets.I once bought a used Rem 788 .223 that a smooth talking salesman sold to a young lady for her husband to hunt moose!I got the rifle /opened box of shells ,minus 3 rounds,one used to check the sights, one in a moose's hump and one in his head.I understand he got a bigger gun but the one he had did in a pinch.....................Harold
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:15 PM
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Yes the 22-250 works great on deer. I have used it and personally know several people who have used it with great success.

It is all bullet choice and shot placement.

The 22-250 is more than capable of killing a deer. I have seen this calliber absolutely lay out whitetails.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:16 PM
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if i didnt fill my buck tag already, id be hunting with a 22-250 this season while on stand..

not because i dont OWN other rifles....

but because i spent 1200+ on the rig, 40 groundhogs aint got it paid fer yet

a 60gr partition or 55gr bear claw with me behind the gun up on the ole dirt pile would done some damage im sure...

like the other said...all about bullet choice and shot placement...

i dont know how far id push the range though...hmm whats the energy of it look like anyways...? got me thinkin now...

real hard because the ole dirt pile has some 300+ yard shots...throw me a groundhog out there and i'll make mush of him when a ballistic tip meets him...but what about a deer and a DEER bullet??
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:57 PM
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if i didnt fill my buck tag already, id be hunting with a 22-250 this season while on stand..

not because i dont OWN other rifles....

but because i spent 1200+ on the rig, 40 groundhogs aint got it paid fer yet

a 60gr partition or 55gr bear claw with me behind the gun up on the ole dirt pile would done some damage im sure...

like the other said...all about bullet choice and shot placement...

i dont know how far id push the range though...hmm whats the energy of it look like anyways...? got me thinkin now...

real hard because the ole dirt pile has some 300+ yard shots...throw me a groundhog out there and i'll make mush of him when a ballistic tip meets him...but what about a deer and a DEER bullet??
Energy at 300 yards, check here...

http://www.gunsandammomag.com/ballistics/ballistic-tables/


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Old 11-12-2007, 09:07 PM
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Default RE: 22-250 for deer hunting

A rancher that I know used his 22-250 for everything for many years but the year before last he lost a huge trophy Mule deer Buck that he thought he hit pretty good. The next year he had a 270. Not that it can't happen with a 270 as well but he feels a bit better with the bigger gun.

The 223 is the minimum in our state. I feel just as good hunting with a 223 as a 243 but prefer the 6.5, 270, 300 Savage or 308.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:32 AM
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I've had this discussion many times with folks. I generally argue that smaller cartridges should not be recommended generally for the following reasons:

1) Most hunters shoot their guns about two times a year. One confirmation shot and one shot on the first deer that walks out in front of them.

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2) Most hunters get buck/doe fever and can't place the perfect shot on a deer. (I've spent time at the processor and have look at the deer and seen the entry and exit holes, scary!)

Larger more powerful bullets typically allow for more margin in error.

Also I wish folks would get off the 300 WM shooters are the worst etc... etc... While I have to agree there seems to be a slight trend I chose the 300WM for it's ballistics and managabel recoil, not to mention the versitility of game it can take easily. I can shoot mine just fine.

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Old 11-13-2007, 07:33 AM
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There's NO WAY a .22 centerfire is big enough for general hunting of deer-they do kill,sometimes spectularly,but not under any but HANDPICKED shots. A person using a .22 centerfire responsibly will turn down 2/3 of all shots presented.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:44 AM
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I once worked for a gunshop owner in Las Vegas, NM. This guy used a .22/250 for deer hunting, and built himself a heavy-barreled .270 WIN. for shooting coyotes and other varmints. Now, ol' Les wasn't the brightest light in the bushel, but he never failed to kill deer -and I mean BIG mulies like you find up around the Jicarilla Apache reservation..... again, I say read the report on how the .220 Swift worked on wild burrros that's in Ackley's handbook, volume 1. In case anyone doesn't know, wild burrows are about as hard to kill as an elk......
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:54 AM
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The Inuit shoot seals ,walrus,caribou,and even polar bear with all the above.......................Harold
I'm glad there is someone here who knows thistoo! I mentioned this before and got many replies with doubts!


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