.22-250 Newbie Advice
Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:34 pm
Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:36 pm
Dan & CC
Youre making me jealous now Got my certificate but not enough pennies yet
And to make it worse Ive got 2 weeks off work and no 22-250
Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:50 pm
Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:59 pm
When did you send off for your variation. How did you manage to do a swap?
Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:11 pm
Ive got a brand new zastava m70 sporting rifle with the mini mauser action and 5+1 floor plate mag.
Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:37 pm
Got my fingers crossed for you as well Dan. It took 4 weeks for me to get mine back but we all know how Police forces vary.
Of course, I seen your post on the Zastava and it looks like good rifle.
I originally sent in for .243 but I had a phone call from the FEO and he said I could have the .243 but I would need a mentoring condition on it because it was my first centrefire. I did this because I have been asked to accompany a mate who does a lot of deer stalking and some of the land I shoot has deer on it. I thought about it for a while and I knew it was going to be hard for me to have a mentor because of how often I go shooting and the amount of different farms I go on. And, to be honest, even though I love watching the videos and would love to go on a stalk, I am not ready yet to go for deer. He then told me I could go for a 22-250 and he would be able to get me that without a mentoring condition. This was great for me because I have approximately 4000 acres of land to shoot on and, I meet the farmers whose land I shoot over on a regular basis where I work in an abattoir. Its quite common for them to see me when I'm working and tell me they have a fox or two causing them problems. With the 22-250 and no-mentoring condition, and when I get my rifle, I can just get up and go and have no worries. Its amazing how many shots at foxes I have not been able to take with my HMR because I was not happy that it would be a clean kill. Just last weekend I let three past me because I could not get a clean head shot. If it was a 22-250 it would have been a different matter.
So I'm getting a bit frustrated now because I have a few foxes I need to take care of but it seems to be taking forever to save for the rifle. Never mind, there is still something special when I'm out hunting with my HMR.
Good idea that with the RFD
Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:47 pm
Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:09 pm
I want to thank you all for your help / advice.
If any one does come across someone selling a 22-250 with moderator, please PM me. Ill keep an eye out in the classifieds but someone may know something that is not listed.
I already have a scope and mounts.
Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:23 pm
Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:26 am
It was the mentoring condition that stopped me going for the .243. I need to be able to go out as and when. Never mind. The .22-250 has plenty of powe and is more than enough for me and the foxes. I'm in no rush for a .243 and i,ll use the time I spend with the 22-250 to my advantage and gain the experience I need.
Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:16 am
Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:26 am
Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:08 am
As for the 22-250 , you're right. I know the .243 is the deer round and can shoot a heavier bullet but all I'm after at the moment is fox. The FEO. called me when I was in work an we had a good conversation. He did suggest a .223 to me but strangely enough I knew more about the 22-250. There some that will say I should'have gone for the .223 because of expense and other reasons but,I think I have made a good decision.
Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:44 am
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