22-250 Ammo For Sale
History of 22-250 Ammo
The .22-250 Remington cartridge was developed as a collaboration between Grosvenor Wotkyns, J.E. Gebby and J.E. Smith in 1937, initially designed as a caliber for long-range varmint hunting up to 400 yards. They modified a .250 Savage case (which itself was modified from a .30-06 cartridge) by decreasing the neck size to accept a .224 caliber bullet. An interesting fact about the .22-250 is that it is possible to load the cartridge to achieve muzzle velocities that range from 1,500 to 4,500 feet per second. Performance across this large spectrum of velocity is reportedly consistent, as grouping is good, independent of velocity. Bullets weigh between 35 and 64 grains, and bullet choices range from PSP to V-Max – allowing a single caliber to accomplish a wide range of tasks.
The .22-250 Remington was no stranger to military service in the 1980s. For urban sniping operations, the Australian Special Air Service employed this cartridge to decrease the risk of ricochet as well as over-penetration.
Most major manufacturers have a rifle available for the .22-250 with many different actions, yet one of the most popular is built by the company that developed the cartridge – Remington. Bolt action is the most common type for these rifles as varmint hunters are partial to them.
The .22-250 maintains its popularity due to its excellent accuracy and mild recoil, and the ammunition is widely available at price points similar to other .22 caliber centerfire ammo. It performs well for a variety of applications over wide ranges (it's even a good choice for hunting deer-sized game as far out as 100 yards), and can be depended upon for consistency. A gun writer once wrote that the cartridge was “boringly accurate,” a reference to the round's predictable performance – certainly no insult for this great varmint cartridge.
22-250 Ballistics: Chart of Average 22-250 Ballistics
Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.
|22-250 Bullet WEIGHT||Muzzle VELOCITY (fps)||Muzzle ENERGY (ft. lbs.)||TRAJECTORY (in.)|
|Muzzle||100 yds.||200 yds.||300 yds.||400 yds.||Muzzle||100 yds.||200 yds.||300 yds.||400 yds.||100 yds.||200 yds.||300 yds.||400 yds.|
|45 Grain Green||4000||3293||2690||2159||1696||1598||1084||723||466||287||1.7||1.7||-3.2||-15.7|