The 22-250 remington began as a wildcat cartridge based on the 250 savage necked down to 22 caliber, in 1937 J.E. Gebby put a 28 degree shoulder angle on the wildcat cartridge and named his catridge Varminter, this cartridge was later adopted by Remington and it went into general production in 1965 as the 22-250 Remington.
The 22-250 Remington cartridge is an excellent varmint slayer for sure, capable of ranges out to 400 yards and at bullet speeds of 3,800 f.p.s. with a 50 grain bullet it does it rather quickly.
While the 22-250 Remington has been used for deer and even elk it is actually to small for this, bullet construction becomes the regulating factor here, bullet jackets are just to thin for dependable penetration and controlled expansion. If you handload this cartridge with the heavier 60 - 70 grain 22 caliber bullets it is capable of killing white-tailed deer and antelope sized game out to 100 yds with a well placed shot.
The 22-250 Remington cartridge is the easiest of rifle rounds we have listed to shoot, the 22-250 remington is a light recoiling rifle round that anyone would enjoy to shoot, it is however loud becuse of the hyper velocity of the bullet so hearing protection is well advised here as when shooting any rifle.
22-250 Remington Barrel Specifications.
Common Barrel Twist Rate - 1/14
Bore Groove Diameter - .224"
22-250 Remington Reloading Specifications.
Bullet Diameter - .224"
Maximum Case Length - 1.912"
Trimmed Case Length - 1.902"
Primer Size - Large Rifle
22-250 Remington Loading Data Hints.
The 22-250 Remington responds very well with the i.m.r. 3031, 4064 and 4350 powders one of our most accurate loads with high velocity was with the i.m.r.4064 powder.
22-250 Remington Reloading Data.
Hodgdon Reloading Data Center.