Is a 22 250 good for shooting deer?

The 22-250 Remington is a high velocity round preferred by varmint and small game hunters. Actually it’s probably the preferred round for coyote hunting. However, it can be a useful deer gun in states where permitted, and many hunters swear by its performance.

Is a 22-250 big enough to kill a deer?

22-250, its my favorite varmint round. Using a suitable bullet (not a varmint bullet) I could cleanly, humanely take deer, as you have done. But it isn’t a good choice, when better (bigger) rounds are legally available, and it isn’t a good choice for the less than dedicated hunter/shooter.

Can you hunt deer with a 22-250 Texas?

22-250 is a great rifle for women and or kids. it will do the job and I aint afraid to uuse it to 250 yards on deer. like I said check and see if it is legal in your state, in Texas, any . 22 centerfire is legal, including a .

What is the best 22-250 bullet for deer?

I shoot 80gr bergers in my 9 twist 22-250. They work really good on deer out to 450 yards. Nosler 64 gr Bonded Solid Base will shoot lights out with a 1:14″ twist.It will easily penetrate the shoulder blades of a deer. I’ve shot a lot of 60gr bullets from my 250 with a 1-14 twist.

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What can you hunt with a 22-250 rifle?

Animals you can hunt with the 22-250:

  • Varmints such as sand rats, prairie dogs, and squirrels.
  • Foxes.
  • Coyotes.
  • Bobcats.

What is the smallest caliber for deer hunting in Texas?

That said, . 22-250 or a . 223 would be the smallest caliber I’d recommend. 22 Mag in Texas is illegal.

What can you hunt with a 22 in Texas?

In Texas, all rimfire cartridges are illegal for such hunting, though it you had an old . 44 Henry rifle, it would have plenty of power at short ranges. You can use . 22 rimfire guns to hunt rabbits and squirrels and groundhogs, etc..

What kind of gun can you use for deer hunting in Texas?

It is illegal to use automatic weapons, air rifles or pellet guns while hunting any game in Texas. Rimfire ammunition is illegal for hunting deer in the state. Bow hunters must use broad-headed arrow tips; explosive and poison tips are prohibited. Hunters may hunt deer with crossbows during all general open seasons.

Can a 22-250 kill an elk?

The 22-250 can flat out kill and kill spectacularly. I have seen it used on deer and, God forbid, elk with 55gr soft points. One of the local natural resources guy uses one.

What is the biggest grain bullet for a 22-250?

That flat based and stumpy 63 gr Sierra SMP bullet will most certainly work in your 22-250. And, since the twist is 1 in 12, just maybe it’ll shoot the 64 gr Nosler Bonded Solid Base.

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