Originally this was a wildcat cartridge made by necking down the .250-3000 savage case to .22 calibre. It is not known exactly when or by whom it was made first, but most sources credit the US gunmaker J.E. Gebby as being first, calling his design .22 Varminter. This was in 1937, but since the parent case has been around since 1915 it is quite possible that some anonymous wildcatters were way ahead of the well-known gunmakers. In 1965 Remington decided to put out a commercial version of this very well-balanced high-velocity small game cartridge that is effective on varmints up to 400 yards due to its flat trajectory. In Europe the .22-250 is mainly used for roe deer and smaller species like fox. The cartridge is a very good choice for this kind of hunting, provided you are careful with your bullet placement and the angle of the animal - like always when using small a calibre on a larger species. For roe deer it is recommended to use a heavy bullet to obtain a controlled expansion and a sufficient penetration. Due the higher velocity a good many rifles in .22-250 can handle bullets up to 70 grains well despite having a standard twist of 1 in 14 inches, but most rifles will shoot the best groups with bullets weighing 55-62 grains. As Reloading Solutions Limited has no control over improper storage, handling, loading or use of Vihtavuori powders after they have left our facility, we make no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, limited or full. We specifically disclaim all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability. We specifically disclaim all liability for consequential damages of any kind whatsoever, whether or not due to seller’s negligence or based on strict product liability or principle of indemnity or contribution, Reloading Solutions Limited neither assumes nor authorises any person to assume for it any liability in connection with the use of this product.
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