Does a Remington 700, 22-250 Have a use in Alaska

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  • tabmarine
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    Well........I sold it along with some other guns and the bulk of my ammo as a package deal.
    Mixed feelings but have to lighten the load if I want to move up there.
    Too much of a pain and expense to move all that up from Florida.

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  • Nitroman
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    Popular rifle out here.

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  • TOMCOD
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    Still kicking myself for selling mine 22yrs. Ago. Shot a lot of gophers, rock chucks, coyotes with it in Montana. Also dropped an antelope in its tracks. Sold it for gas $ to drive back up here. Hopefully someone's getting some use out of it.

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  • Cast Iron
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    I also have a 700 Remington in 22-250 with a 6X18 AO Leupold with Leupold rings and bases. Mine has had a trigger job as well. I love mine also. I handload for mine and use a 53 gr. hp made by Sierra bullets. Very accurate and just plain fun to shoot. I have killed two deer with mine, both shot in the neck where the neck meets the base of the head. Both droped in there tracks and when they were skinned I took a knife and cut the head off. No bone left intact. I have shot fox with a small entrance hole and no exit hole. You must pick your shots to get this to happen but it is doable. I don't think there is many places on earth that they would not have a place. If there is I don't want to be there.

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  • Doug in Alaska
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    I have one that I purchased when I was sixteen years old, my first loan and paid for with lawn-mowing money. It was stolen and returned to me ten years later by the Idaho State Police. The scope had been replaced with a cheap brand and the barrel had seen lots of use. I sent the action to Birdsong for a Black-T treatment, sent it to a custom smith in the lower 48 for a barrel replacement (.22-250AI), stainless, fluted Douglas and mounted it in a H-S Precision synthetic stock. Also put a Leopold 6X18 AO scope on it and had a trigger job done. In its past life it was a Remington 700 ADL built in 1972 I believe. I love this rifle and will never consider getting rid of it. This is one of my most accurate rifles on the bench. Even if you don't plan to hunt with it, I'd say it definitely has a use in Alaska, if only for punching paper. You will have a blast with it at the range! JMHO

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  • Hunt&FishAK
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    My next firearms purchase will be either the .22-250 or a .220 swift.

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  • alaskabliss
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    I also have the VSSF with a Timney trigger and 3.5x15 night force scope. Would never let it go. Great varmint rifle and more cost effective then my magnum for practicing at the range.

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  • ADUKHNT
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    I have the 700 VSSF in 22-250 its a critter killer for sure.

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  • BLACKLABSOCIETY
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    22-250

    i love mine i have shot black tail with it, fox,coyotes marmots. ive burnt out the barrel once and had it barreled with a lija 1 in 10 to shoot heaver bullets. on a calm day i can get 1 and 1/4 groups at five hundred yards with it.

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  • ASUS-DAG
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    A 22-250 is a Coyote killin machine. I bet it would do a number on some Black tail as well.

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  • tabmarine
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    Anybody try out a Shepard Scope?

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  • tabmarine
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    Thanks for your input......seeing nothing negetive so far it looks like its good for everything except moose and bear. I know when I fired it
    a few years back it was nice, smooth and very accurate. I just got new high profile scope rings (the existing rings had the scope touching the
    barrel) in preparation to sell it. If I keep it I will upgrade the current Burris 12x40 Sport Scope.

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  • 0321Tony
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    I have used mine for fur critters also it is deadly on deer, my dad even used his on a goat hunt and was successful with it. There are lots of good uses for it

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  • 1Cor15:19
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    It's a great round and fine for a lot of uses in AK. I know a lot of people that use it for caribou and I'd do so as well, given proper bullet selection. In fact, a 1:8 twist 22-250 will almost certainly be my next rifle build for lots of uses......

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  • Sobie2
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    Seal and Sea Otter for those who are eligible... For everyone else, it is a great round for fur like coyote, fox, river otter, and as mentioned it is especially good if predator calling. I buddy has a Rem 700 VFSF Sendro in 22-250, fluted barrel, trigger job, and McMillan stock and it is a sweet rifle.

    Do to the speed and flat shooting, this is one gun that really benefits from having higher quality and magnification optics. A plain old VX-I in 3x9 would be like running your car around with the spare tire.

    Sobie2

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