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  • 12-06-2019 10:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 289 ✭✭ Hotshot123


    Hi. Has anyone got a 22-250 licenced for deer recently?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,316 ✭✭✭ Half-cocked


    Get a deer license with my 22-250 every year. But don't know how NPWS would treat a first time application.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭ Zxthinger


    They'd have to treat it the same as any other application.. by following the rules.
    If ye want a 22-250 you'll have to demonstrate that your chosen Ammo will produce 1700ft lbs of energy or greater with a bullet if 55grains or heavier.

    Make sure you send that info in, a print out from the manufacturers spec sheet should suffice. It is irrelevant whether or not the chosen bullet weight is actually stabilised by the twist rate configuration of the rifle.

    60gr HP in my swift are stable in warm summer days but become unstable on colder winter nights. They don't key hole but the night time groups open up from 1 inch to 3 inches. So I decided to stick with the Norma oryx 55gr which is a tack driver in all temp ranges. It give 1737ft/lbs but has a bad BC and loses energy fast. If memory serves me right, at about 150yards the energy of an illegal 55gr bullet (one having a muzzle energy of less than 1700) far exceeds the energy levels of the legal offering.
    Oh if hunters could reload......


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Zxthinger wrote: »
    They'd have to treat it the same as any other application.. by following the rules.
    If ye want a 22-250 you'll have to demonstrate that your chosen Ammo will produce 1700ft lbs of energy or greater with a bullet if 55grains or heavier.

    Make sure you send that info in, a print out from the manufacturers spec sheet should suffice. It is irrelevant whether or not the chosen bullet weight is actually stabilised by the twist rate configuration of the rifle.

    60gr HP in my swift are stable in warm summer days but become unstable on colder winter nights. They don't key hole but the night time groups open up from 1 inch to 3 inches. So I decided to stick with the Norma oryx 55gr which is a tack driver in all temp ranges. It give 1737ft/lbs but has a bad BC and loses energy fast. If memory serves me right, at about 150yards the energy of an illegal 55gr bullet (one having a muzzle energy of less than 1700) far exceeds the energy levels of the legal offering.
    Oh if hunters could reload......

    Ya learn something new every day, thanks.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 289 ✭✭ Hotshot123


    Feisar wrote: »
    Ya learn something new every day, thanks.

    Great info by all and thanks for helping


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