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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: Ole_270] #15706520 01/26/21
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Originally Posted by Ole_270
.250 because it's my favorite. It and the .257 Roberts are all the deer rifle I need.
Early Ruger Tanger 250, 100 Speer Hot Core
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Buck was heavy enough I didn't bother trying to load him, just slapped a chain on and drug him back to the house.



That's an awesome picture!


Just one more draw and we should see the trucks.
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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: tzone] #15706549 01/26/21
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Originally Posted by tzone
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That is a stupid question...STFU


You sniffin panties in the nursing home again?


Probably smelting car battery lead for bullets again. grin


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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: Pappy348] #15707145 01/26/21
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Neither would be my willing choice if big deer were a distinct possibility. Either would be fine for the scrubs I see on public land.


I would not hesitate to whack any size Whitetail with a 250-3000. 87 grain Speer HotCor.

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Dang! Hard to argue with that. Nice work.

How far did he go? I’ve had 90-pounders go a good ways with perfect shots from a .308. OTOH, my grandson DRT’d a 200-pounder with a 7.62x39 last season.

Is it too late to change my mind?😳


Not to late to change your mind. grin He went less than 50 yards. This is a unusually large exit hole in my experience using the .250 Savage, but of course I like to show it. As I mentioned he was quartering towards me and the 87 gr HotCor busted a shoulder going in, caught the top of the lungs and splintered a rib coming out. I did see a lot of hair fly after the shot.


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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: Ole_270] #15707380 01/26/21
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Originally Posted by Ole_270
.250 because it's my favorite. It and the .257 Roberts are all the deer rifle I need.
Early Ruger Tanger 250, 100 Speer Hot Core
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Buck was heavy enough I didn't bother trying to load him, just slapped a chain on and drug him back to the house.


super nice and cool!!!!!!!!!

Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: roundoak] #15707416 01/26/21
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UP- Michigan buck taken with 250 Savage 87 gr Speer HotCor at between 50 and 60 yards. Thru both shoulders. Entrance hole shown.

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Originally Posted by tzone
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Is that gutted?

Either way, one hellova deer!!


Yes, field dressed.


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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: roundoak] #15707637 01/26/21
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WOW!!!


Just one more draw and we should see the trucks.
Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: TreeMutt] #15708786 01/26/21
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I have never used a Savage .250 but I have shot a few with a .243 and several with a .223 including a 14 pt. 300 lb buck here in Minnesota. The deer get big here but I have no trouble making quick kills because the 55 gr soft points I use blow up the lungs and heart. Of course you have to be a good and careful shot. That said the Savage .250 is a very good choice with proper bullets and core-loks have always worked for me. The .250 Savage gives you more leeway in angles and range.

Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: tzone] #15711494 01/27/21
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Originally Posted by tzone
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250 if I was forced to pick from those 2.

Either will work with equal shot placement but the 250 will most likely put more blood on the ground shluld you need to track.


That's my biggest concern. Small holes, less blood?


We have shot quite a few deer now with the .223 Rem. One has run at all after the shot. it was a 94 yard shot on a mulie doe. Deer stumbled down hill 40 yards pouring blood the entire time. All the rest have dropped instantly. Lots of internal damage. Barnes 55gr TTSX is what we've used.

I have no issues with the .250. In fact, I think it's a fantastic cartridge. I just know how well the .223 has worked for us.

I've been looking for those Barnes 55gr. TTSX bullets for a long time, it seems everyone is sold out of them.

Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: Cheesy] #15723245 01/30/21
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Originally Posted by Cheesy
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Originally Posted by Ole_270
.250 because it's my favorite. It and the .257 Roberts are all the deer rifle I need.
Early Ruger Tanger 250, 100 Speer Hot Core
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Buck was heavy enough I didn't bother trying to load him, just slapped a chain on and drug him back to the house.


A very ...very nice "CLASSIC" rifle...an older tanger Ruger 77 in .250. A 70's gun if I had to guess the manufacturer date.


I found that dang rifle for him on the used gun rack of a local shop 10 or so years ago, called and asked him if he wanted it for the $400 sticker price. Never should have called him.


I have the exact same rifle in 250 and I'm not lying when I say it's probably the last possession I would ever part with. Just flat out shoots.

How do I tell what year mine was made?


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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: TreeMutt] #15723931 01/30/21
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I found a serial # chart, but don't remember now if it was on the Ruger site or a Ruger collector site.

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Originally Posted by Ole_270
I found a serial # chart, but don't remember now if it was on the Ruger site or a Ruger collector site.


Thanks. I'll look.


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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: TreeMutt] #15724399 01/30/21
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348 has it nailed...


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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: roundoak] #15724487 01/30/21
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Roundoak always has something to share that is pertinent!

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I’ve always said the 250 Savage is to deer what the 223 is to varmints... ie, it kills all out of proportion to its kick. If I lived where the only big game I hunted were whitetails, I’d use a 250 Savage over anything.

One I took 30 years ago with the 250 and a Speer 120...

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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: Brad] #15725524 01/31/21
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Originally Posted by Brad
Roundoak always has something to share that is pertinent!

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I’ve always said the 250 Savage is to deer what the 223 is to varmints... ie, it kills all out of proportion to its kick. If I lived where the only big game I hunted were whitetails, I’d use a 250 Savage over anything.

One I took 30 years ago with the 250 and a Speer 120...

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]



Brad,

Curious if you still own the little Ruger?

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The 250 Savage hands down. You can't argue with 100 or so years of success.

Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: Brad] #15765692 02/09/21
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Originally Posted by Brad
Roundoak always has something to share that is pertinent!

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I’ve always said the 250 Savage is to deer what the 223 is to varmints... ie, it kills all out of proportion to its kick. If I lived where the only big game I hunted were whitetails, I’d use a 250 Savage over anything.

One I took 30 years ago with the 250 and a Speer 120...

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


can we convert this to a .250 sav ruger RSI thread?


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Re: .223 vs 250 Savage? [Re: TreeMutt] #15766037 02/09/21
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Originally Posted by TreeMutt
What would you hunt deer with if your only choices were;

A 223 bolt gun with "premium loads" like the heavier Barnes TSX or Nosler Partition
A 250 Savage (bolt or lever) with Remington 100 grain Core-Lokts

Shots taken will be under 100 yards

Pa hunters talked the Pa Game Commission out of outlawing 22 centerfires for deer which they were gonna do last year...apparently there was a deluge of complaints by guys who had used 22 centerfire on white tails for years.

Just in my opinion, A 223 bolt gun will be best suited for a 100 yards range. A 250 savage works too, but .223 bolt are known for their strong accuracy and shot.

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Ole-270
That is one of the finest pictures ever. Nice.



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Appreciate that.
That's not even the biggest buck I've killed with that rifle, just the better picture.

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