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.22-250 for roe stalking in scotland

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I am interested to know what experience other stalkers have of using this caliber for roe in scotland.

 

as far as i am aware, it must be at least 50g with a muzzle velocity of 2450 fps and muzzle energy of 1000fp to be legal.

 

The last roe i shot was with a 55g federal and it made one hell of a mess of the chest and shoulders so i am not going to use it again.

 

I am interested in homeloading however im getting married next month so until i can save up for the loading equipment i will have to buy factory shot.

 

Pleaqse let me know the make and details of the bullets you use / have used and your experiences with them.

 

I realise that everyone will have their own favourites and im interested on your opinions

 

cheers

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I started off using federal factory ammo through my 22-250 and got groupings of 1 1/2" which was good enough for what I was using the gun for. I'm not interested in punching paper just shooting Roe, a lot of Does fell over thanks to that round.

Then I went to the shop one day and they didn't have any federal so I bought some Sako SP Gamehead 55 grain, slightly more expensive. I checked them for zero and found them to group 1/2" through my gun without touching a thing, I've used them ever since and they have accounted for many deer without any problems.

A gamekeeper friend of mine also swears by this round through his .222 for culling Does.

 

Cheers,

Mark.

 

ps,

I wouldn't advise using ballistic tip bullets in any .22 centerfire calibre for Roe.

Edited by mj robson

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I started off using federal factory ammo through my 22-250 and got groupings of 1 1/2" which was good enough for what I was using the gun for. I'm not interested in punching paper just shooting Roe, a lot of Does fell over thanks to that round.

Then I went to the shop one day and they didn't have any federal so I bought some Sako SP Gamehead 55 grain, slightly more expensive. I checked them for zero and found them to group 1/2" through my gun without touching a thing, I've used them ever since and they have accounted for many deer without any problems.

A gamekeeper friend of mine also swears by this round through his .222 for culling Does.

 

Cheers,

Mark.

 

ps,

I wouldn't advise using ballistic tip bullets in any .22 centerfire calibre for Roe.

 

il second all of this, a good round

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I am interested to know what experience other stalkers have of using this caliber for roe in scotland.

 

as far as i am aware, it must be at least 50g with a muzzle velocity of 2450 fps and muzzle energy of 1000fp to be legal.

 

The last roe i shot was with a 55g federal and it made one hell of a mess of the chest and shoulders so i am not going to use it again.

 

I am interested in homeloading however im getting married next month so until i can save up for the loading equipment i will have to buy factory shot.

 

Pleaqse let me know the make and details of the bullets you use / have used and your experiences with them.

 

I realise that everyone will have their own favourites and im interested on your opinions

 

cheers

 

Buy your homeloading gear then save up to get married. See!! No problem now.

basil.

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Guest david1976

Buy your homeloading gear then save up to get married. See!! No problem now.

basil.

 

:no: Wedding is already booked so cant get out of it

 

on the plus side however i am getting a 3 week holiday in malaysia :boogie:

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I homeload & use various powders from Vit N140/BL-C2 & Varget with speer or sierra 55g sp. I have used factory fed 55g sp & they were good & if you shoot any amount of deer you will get the odd damage.

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