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Old 05-18-2006, 10:15 AM
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I had a guy tell me that he knows of people that hunt for white tail with a 22-250. At first I thought he was full of .... Well you know whatI mean.
It really struck my curiousity so Idid some checking and Barnes makes their awesome TSX bullet in a 70 grain for the 22 cal. Also Swift makes a 75 grain Scirroco in for the 22 cal.
I don't know...
With one of these bullets, and the right bullet placement, (of course)is the 22-250 enough medicine fora nice white tail??
What do y'all think?
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Old 05-18-2006, 10:58 AM
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I am not a fan of 22-250 for whitetails, but my brother has been killing deer with one for 15 years. He has never lost a deer or had one take a step after being shot. As far as I know, he has never used anything but 55 gr "varmint" bullets. Like I said from the beginning, I am not a fan or advocating the use of 22-250 on deer, but it is being done and being done successfully.

If you "love the big guns", I would stick to them for deer.
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:06 AM
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I do love the big guns! I personally deer hunt witha Winchester Model 70 300 Win mag, or my beloved Winchester Model 94 Big Bore 444 Marlin. Both area little "Overkill" at times but I don't have to track much!

My kids will be hunting in a couple of years and that's why I'm asking.

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Old 05-18-2006, 11:19 AM
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My Dad started my brother when he was 10 with a borrowed 22-250, and it did the trick. For high school graduation, my parents gave me a 270, but they gave my brother a 22-250 which he hunted with until last year. I started my sons on a 223, but I moved them up to 243 their second year to hunt. With alot of range time and lessons on shot placement, 22-250 is O.K. for a kid caliber, but I would sure go bigger if your kids can handle it.

I lean more toward the bigger calibers myself. I am current shooting a Blasers in 375 H&H and 300 WSM.
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:05 PM
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As long as you use the right bullets, and limited shots to 200 yards or less, it should work fine. I would think you would have to be picky with the shots though. Broadside, and right behind the shoulder. Another option is the 243 as it has very light recoil. Good luck
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:15 PM
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it will work just fine. I've had many deer meat their demise to a 223rem with 50gr Vmax BT's. I'd hit em and they wouldnt take a step. Put in some range time with the 22-250 and go hunting.
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Old 05-18-2006, 12:46 PM
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Here we go again....while we are at it...which is better for bears...a .243 or a 30-30?

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Old 05-18-2006, 01:04 PM
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NC why ya want to act like that.
I know y'all might get tired of posts like this but we're not all experts like you might be, so some of us need to ask questions like this or we'll never learn.
Sorry if my post bothered you.
And I do thank the rest of you for helping me out.
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:18 PM
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Just check your laws... .243 is the smallest allowed in a lot of states. There is a reason for that law. Sure a 22.250 will work but is designed as a varmint round. There are better choices for deer.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:26 PM
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ORIGINAL: nchawkeye

Here we go again....while we are at it...which is better for bears...a .243 or a 30-30?
Since you asked and given the choices, I would go with the 30-30.
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