A stretch to the potential of the .222Remington made what we know today as the .22-250 which itself offered a testbed for the later adopted 5.56x45, the cartridge of choice for NATO and for the U.S. Military. The storied past of the .22-250 is more than just about varminting with some oddball wildcat turned mainstream. It’s more than bench rest shooting until the 6mm PPC came around. It’s about the capability of the venerable .22-250 and what it has done for shooting in general.
The ballistics have always been compelling with the stated velocity at 3820 feet per second and the energy at 1620 ft lbs. of energy. The round has always had fans, with the lower recoil profile and the deadly impact on varmints and coyotes. The impetus for a small caliber, high powered cartridge will always exist where these two concepts converge, and so the .22-250 Remington cartridge is going nowhere, and it has its dedicated fans and dedicated use cases. For those that need to shoot long distance, with flat trajectories and do it with next to no recoil, and predictable outcomes, this round is Godly. Remington’s 50 grain JHP is a perfect varmint, hunting, target or bench rest round and the price is right with the credibility and reliability that few producers can match.
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