The .22-250 Remington is a centerfire rifle cartridge that was developed in the 1930s and later adopted by Remington Arms Company in 1965. It is based on a necked-down .250 Savage case, which accommodates a .22 caliber (5.6mm) bullet. The .22-250 Remington is primarily known as a high-velocity, flat-shooting varmint cartridge, well-suited for hunting small game, predators, and varmints such as prairie dogs, groundhogs, and coyotes.
The .22-250 Remington offers exceptional accuracy and a flat trajectory, making it an excellent choice for long-range shooting of small, fast-moving targets. Typical bullet weights for the .22-250 Remington cartridge range from 35 to 64 grains, with muzzle velocities between 3,500 and 4,000 feet per second, depending on the bullet weight and load.
The .22-250 Remington has been a popular choice among varmint hunters and long-range target shooters for decades due to its performance characteristics. It boasts minimal recoil and wind drift, as well as the ability to maintain high energy levels at long distances. However, its popularity has been somewhat diminished by the introduction of newer cartridges like the .204 Ruger and .223 Remington, which offer similar performance with less barrel wear.