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Also known as the 22 Varminter, the 22-250 is a short action, 22 calibre rifle round designed around 1937 for very high velocity varmint or small game shooting. The 22-250 has a small 22 head on a necked down 250-3000 Savage case which is wide and long compared to the size of the head. This was originally a wildcat, or hobbyist-designed, cartridge based on pushing the limits of velocity and performance, borrowing a casing from one round and a head from another. The cartridge was reviewed by Phil Sharpe in 1937, who built a rifle for this cartridge and found its steep shoulder angle to be excellent for increasing power and performance without burning out the throat of the rifle by keeping the powder burning in the case. Rifle throat burn is the most usual problem with increasing power and velocity, as this is the area at the front of the chamber into which the bullet projectile is inserted and seated into the rifling. The 22-250 remained mainly a wildcat cartridge until 1965 when Remington Arms offered its M700 in this calibre. The 22-250 was also used for counter terrorism in the 1980s by the SAS and Australian SASR in Tikka M55 sniper rifles. Price is for ONE round only. Rounds must travel with courier.
Some headstamps. Please note we cannot guarantee the exact headstamp you will receive.
The size of the round compared to a coin.
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