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22-250 a good caliber?

I'm just starting to look into another rifle that I'll probably buy next year. I'm starting to hunt again, and will be going to in Nov for some Whitetail in NE. They are small I think, so I'm going to use my neighbors 22-250. Is this going to be enough for the deer of that size? I used to own a 30-06 that I sold to the guy that I'm going hunting with, and I'm able to use it if I want for this trip.

I guess the point of this tread is to talk calibers, and what you guys prefer for Deer (Whitetail), Elk, and Antelope. I'd like an "all around" gun, but I know that's not always feasable.

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i used a 30-06 for deer and elk, you just need to get different rounds for elk

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I just go for the meat, and nothing else, so I want to know that a 06 isn't going to destroy much meat

I may seem like a beginner, because I've never shot any big game..... in the 7 years that I hunted . I just called it hiking with a rifle


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22-250 is great for whitetail with the correct ammo. The caretaker where i hunt reloads for his 22-250, and uses a slower bullet than stock. I very seldom have to trail what he shoots. Its usually laying right there.

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Nick, you need to check the hunting laws in the State you're hunting.

For example some States will not let you hunt deer with a 22-250, but in Texas you can.

I hunt with a 22-250 and have dropped a deer that field dressed at 170#'s in his tracks. So, yes it is a good cal. for deer with a well placed shot.

I let Craig shoot mine and then a couple weeks later he bought one. Mine will put 5 shots in the same hole at 100 yds.

I shoot the Winchester Coyote model.

Best all around cal. for all States is probably a 270. My other hunting rifle is a 7mm Mag. I'm too old to shoot the damn thing more than 3-4 times.

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22-250 is great for whitetail with the correct ammo. The caretaker where i hunt reloads for his 22-250, and uses a slower bullet than stock. I very seldom have to trail what he shoots. Its usually laying right there.
I always thought the deer in the south were smaller than their northern counterparts

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Nick, you need to check the hunting laws in the State you're hunting.

For example some States will not let you hunt deer with a 22-250, but in Texas you can.

I hunt with a 22-250 and have dropped a deer that field dressed at 170#'s in his tracks. So, yes it is a good cal. for deer with a well placed shot.

I let Craig shoot mine and then a couple weeks later he bought one. Mine will put 5 shots in the same hole at 100 yds.

I shoot the Winchester Coyote model.

Best all around cal. for all States is probably a 270. My other hunting rifle is a 7mm Mag. I'm too old to shoot the damn thing more than 3-4 times.
I will check the laws Mike, I didn't think about that. I know I can use it in NE, cause my buddy is using his.

170#'s is a big deer ain't it?

I love the accuracy that I have heard of from this caliber, and the ammo isn't even close to being as expensive as the 06 ammo

I will check that gun out, after I decide which caliber I want. Maybe I'll just buy two of them


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I will check the laws Mike, I didn't think about that. I know I can use it in NE, cause my buddy is using his.

170#'s is a big deer ain't it?

I love the accuracy that I have heard of from this caliber, and the ammo isn't even close to being as expensive as the 06 ammo

I will check that gun out, after I decide which caliber I want. Maybe I'll just buy two of them
Yes 170# is big especially for Texas.

The ammo is less for sure, if I were to buy another rifle it would be a 25-06.

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Yes 170# is big especially for Texas.

The ammo is less for sure, if I were to buy another rifle it would be a 25-06.
I'll look into that caliber. You think it will take down an Elk?


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I'll look into that caliber. You think it will take down an Elk?
Not sure it would, I just like the cal. real well. It shoots flat and will take just about anything here.

Elk=.270 or better in my opinion.

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