22-250 Ammo

Especially popular among prairie dog hunters, the .22-250 is liked because of its ability to remain on course in windy conditions. Some hunters even use the .22-250 for deer hunting, but it really shines in long range varmint and predator hunting uses.
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  1. Fiocchi 22-250 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 55 Grain PSP Ammunition

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    $21.00 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Fiocchi
    • Foreign Discount Range
    • $1.05 Cost Per Round
    • Fiocchi SKU 22250B
    • UPC 762344707433
  2. Federal 22-250 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 55 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $22.50 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Federal
    • American-made Discount Hunting
    • $1.13 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU 22250A
    • UPC 029465088231
  3. Sellier and Bellot 22-250 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 55 Grain SP Ammunition

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    $23.00 Price
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  4. Hornady 22-250 Rem Ammo - 20 Rounds of 40 Grain V-MAX Ammunition

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    $25.25 Price
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    • 20 Rounds
    • Made by Hornady
    • American-made Discount Range
    • $1.26 Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 8335
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History of .22-250 Ammunition

Developed in 1937, the .22-250 Remington cartridge was the work of Grosvenor Wotkyns, J.E. Gebby and J.E. Smith. They took the .250 Savage case (which was based on the .30-06) and decreased the neck size to take a .224 caliber bullet. One interesting thing about the .22-250 is the ability of the cartridge to be loaded to velocities ranging from 1,500 feet per second to 4,500 feet per second. The performance across this wide velocity spectrum is reported to be fairly consistent with good groups measured regardless of velocity. Bullet weights, commonly ranging from 35 to 64 grains, with bullet choices ranging from PSP to V-Max, also allow for a wide range of applications to be accomplished by a single caliber.

This cartridge was initially designed to be used as a long range varmint cartridge easily reaching out to 400 yards. It has also been lauded as a good choice for deer sized game for ranges put to 100 yards. The .22-250 Remington has also seen military service. During the 1980’s the Australian Special Air Service used this cartridge in urban sniping operations with the intent of decreasing the chance of ricochet and over penetration.

The .22-250 Remington is available in rifles made by virtually every major manufacturer, in a variety of actions, one of the most popular is a rifle built buy the company that introduced the cartridge, Remington. The most commonly found action type is the bolt action, as this is a very popular action among the cartridge’s intended audience, varmint hunters.

The .22-250 remains popular because of its excellent accuracy and mild recoil.  The ammo is easily found and at a similar price point to other .22 caliber center fire ammo. The .22-250 is a versatile and predictable cartridge. One writer noted that the cartridge was “boringly accurate” in reference to the consistent performance of the .22-250, the hallmark of a great varmint cartridge.

Discuss 22-250 ammunition by adding your comment to the 5 comments below or by asking a new question

Thomas Kassick ( Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:50:21 +0000 ) : will this work in my ar15 22cal deadicated rifle?
Mark Hurder ( Mon, 14 Jan 2013 04:10:33 +0000 ) : No, different all around. Best for.22lr is CCI singers or CCI minimags
Edward Harris ( Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:52:31 +0000 ) : do yall have any 22-250 ammo.
Ron MCcormick ( Tue, 16 Apr 2013 02:23:35 +0000 ) : will you be getting any 22-250 55 Grain any time soon the best gopher round I have found.
Marc Jones ( Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:03:01 +0000 ) : Anyone know where to get .356 ammo. Winchester says they make a seasonal run but can't get a response on what that means, once a year?