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Old February 26, 2012, 08:47 PM   #26
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Since the OP asked "..What you feel comfortable..." I'm thinking it is a personal decision. I have killed deer with a 22-250 with a shoulder shot and had a complete pass through. So I guess my answer is a deer for the largest and ground hog for the smallest since that is where it shines.
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Old March 9, 2012, 09:00 PM   #27
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22-250 is great for longrange jackrabbits, javelina

Back in my grad school days in UT some buddies and I would head out to a valley N of the Great Salt Lake and hunt up a mess of jackrabbits.

Some of the guys used their deer rifles, but I had a 22-250 for that purpose. Most of the meat in the front quartes was pretty stringy and sparse, but from the ribs back there is a lot of meat...made the cleaning of a couple dozen jacks go a tad faster when you only skinned and gutted to the ribs.

Many stews and casseroles with jack meat back then.

As long as you hit them in the front half, most of the meat was untouched.

As for larger game than jacks, it is also perfect for javelina.

I did walk the UT woods once with my .22-250, but didn't have a chance to take one. Usually reserved my .270 for that job.
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Old March 11, 2012, 08:39 AM   #28
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I love my 22-250 and use it for varmits ie: Marmots, Prarie Dogs, "dillers" and such. Coyotes and Pronghorn, Sheep, and Goats are left up to my 25-06. For Deer, Elk and Moose, its the 300WM. And for the Bruins, 378WBY.
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