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Old 03-09-2017, 12:04 PM
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I've got the fever for a rifle in 250 Savage. I'm a sucker for unique calibers and I think the 250 is unique and has a certain "cool" factor. Not to mention I can't tolerate heavy recoil. I deer hunt with a 243 and it's right about perfect, but everyone has a 243. I get chided for shooting a kid or girl caliber regularly. The 250 Savage should be the same or even slightly less recoil and the average Joe won't know that though. So since factory rifles in 250 Savage are not abundant and tend to be pricey, I want to have one "built" so to speak. I've got a couple ideas in mind and wanted to get some thoughts.

First is to have one of my current guns rebarreled. I have a sweet little Remington Model 7 CDL in 243 that I bought last year. It has a shorter, 20" barrel that I like for woods hunting, and I put a Timney trigger in it. Another gun I have in 243 is a Ruger No.1 that I love, but is a little on the heavy side and a little long for woods hunting. Either of these guns could be rebarreled for about $450ish. That would get me a 243 and a 250 instead of 2 243s.

Second option would be to buy a donor action and have a complete gun built. More expensive overall, but it gets me another full gun.

I'm leaning toward the rebarrel a current gun option, but I don't know which one to rebarrel. I wouldn't mind doing the Remington since it already has a Timney trigger installed. But a Ruger No.1 in 250 just screams classy and cool to me. But I hate to mess up a perfectly good No.1.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:33 PM
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I deer hunt with a 243 and it's right about perfect, but everyone has a 243. I get chided for shooting a kid or girl caliber regularly. The 250 Savage should be the same or even slightly less recoil and the average Joe won't know that though.
You may simply be looking for an excuse to get a new gun, in which case I understand.

However, a much less costly option than building a new gun would be to employ the universal signal of non-compliance when confronted by these average Joes who chide you. What you do, when you pull out your .243 (which is a fine caliber, by the way, and doesn't need to be replaced by a 250 Savage), is to first hold up your fist slightly above your head, back of the hand facing the average Joes, then extend your middle finger toward the heavens. All the while, you are looking the average Joes in the eye. Then go on to bring down that deer with the trusty .243. You don't need a 250 Savage for any of this.

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Old 03-09-2017, 12:57 PM
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But I really want a 250 Savage.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:02 PM
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Does Remington still offer the model 7 in .260 Remington ?

That would get you pretty close to your objective without difficulty of finding .250 Savage ammunition, which due to its 1911 age, is getting as scarce as rocking horse droppings.

I love the .250 Savage. I was given the opportunity by a family friend associate to purchase his late son's Savage 99T lever gun. Not a collector - this one was 'rode hard and put away wet', but its honest wear and I have no complaints. Very polite, little recoil, and its taken quite a number of south Texas whitetails with no wounded escaping. Strange that the 6mm twins get complaints about that - I am very happy with its track record.

Editted - 1915 was the year it was introduced. Shucks - its hard getting old !

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Old 03-09-2017, 01:21 PM
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But I really want a 250 Savage.
I thought so.

It seems to me that a 250 Savage needs to be fired from a Savage 99, not a rebarrelled modern gun....
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:26 PM
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Looks like 250 brass can be formed from 22-250 brass, so that should be easy enough for me. Or I can get new Hornady brass for $32/50.

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But I really want a 250 Savage.
Me too! Last year picked up a Remington 721 in .257 Roberts and I like it a lot------but I still want a 250 Savage! I would like to find one in a bolt action.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:54 PM
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Since you have a light 243, and a heavy 243, it sounds like you need a medium-weight 250.

Have you noticed how similar the 6.5 Creedmoor is to the 250 Savage?
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Well I bought a Ruger No.1 RSI in 257 Roberts last year but the wood is so beautiful that I hate to take it in the woods. That's why I can't decide on rebarreling my 243 No.1 or my Model 7 243.


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Old 03-09-2017, 02:26 PM
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greyhair, if you have a rem 721 in 257-r, it was rebarreled as the 721 was not offered in 257-r. i have a rem 722 short action factory in 257-r. eastbank.
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:41 PM
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First one is $900. First two are 24" barrels which is too long for my wants.

Last one is a Ruger and would be perfect, but I bet it sells for close to $900. I'm watching it though.

Basically I can rebarrel one of my 243s for $450 which is less than half the price and they already have base, rings, and scope. If I buy a new gun, I'm in for another $200-$300 for a scope on top of the cost of the gun.
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6.5 Grendel is my powder puff 250 Savage!
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Nothing wrong with 6.5 Grendel, but I like the classics. The Grendel is too modern.


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Get a donor 700 action for around $350, check the usual suspects (barrel and stock makers) for their wares, have it chambered and go shooting. Check with Northland Shooters Supply and raggedholebarrels.net to see if they will make you a Remage style barrel/nut in .250 Savage. Caveman easy to install. Neither lists them, but my experience with one of those vendors was that they were very interested in getting whatever chamber reamer they needed that would sell me a barrel. After you put your rifle together you can sell one of the others if you feel you must. Or do as I do and keep everything.
Btw that .257 Roberts shooting an 87 grain bullet over a middling dose of IMR-4064 will make it act like a .250.
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