22-250 Rem.

Norma Oryx 55 gr
Weight
3.6 g / 55 gr
Ballistic coefficient
0.185

Norma Oryx 55 gr

Norma Oryx 55 gr
Product number
#20157342

​​Velocity

V0 1100 m/s 3609 f/s
V100 912 m/s 3041 f/s
V200 747 m/s 2540 f/s
V300 602 m/s 2091 f/s

Energy

E0 2155 J 1591 ft.-lb.
E100 1481 J 1130 ft.-lb.
E200 995 J 788 ft.-lb.
E300 644 J 534 ft.-lb.

Winddrift

100 m 100 yds 41965 mm 1.3 in
200 m 200 yds 196 mm 5.7 in
300 m 300 yds 488 mm 14 in

Winddrift in mm for a 5 m/s cross wind

Winddrift in inches for a 10 m.p.h cross wind

Zero range, meters

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X meter. For sights 40mm above bore

50 m 80 m 100 m 150 m 200 m 300 m
80 -8 0 -22 -80 -338
100 -8 0 -22 -80 -338
150 1 12 15 -51 -294
200 12 32 40 38 -218

Sighting distance in yards

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X yards. For sights 1,6 inch above bore

50 yds 100 yds 150 yds 200 yds 300 yds
50 0.8 0.7 -0.6 -7.4
100 -0.4 -0.5 -2.2 -9.9
150 -0.2 0.4 -1.5 -8.8
200 0.2 1.1 1.1 -6.6

22-250 Rem.

Originally this was a wildcat cartridge made by necking down the .250-3000 savage to .22 caliber. It is not known exactly when or by whom it was made first, but most sources credits the US gunmaker J.E. Gebby as being first, calling his design .22 Varminter. This was in 1937, but since the parent case has been around since 1915 it is quite possible that some anonymous wildcatters were way ahead of the well-known gunmakers. In 1965 Remington decided to put out a commercial version of this very well-balanced high-velocity small game cartridge that is effective on varmints up to 400 yards due to its flat trajectory.

In Europe the .22-250 is mainly used for roe deer and smaller species like beaver and fox. The cartridge is a very good choice for this kind of hunting, provided you are careful with your bullet placement and the angle of the animal - like always when using small a caliber on a larger species. For roe deer it is recommended to use a heavy bullet to obtain a controlled expansion and a sufficient penetration. Due the higher velocity a good many rifles in .22-250 can handle bullets up to 70 grains well in spite of having a standard twist of 1 in 14 inches, but most rifles will make the best groupings with bullets weighing 55-62 grains. Due to the ratio between caliber and case capacity the .22-250 can sometimes be very sensitive to reload. Small variations in loads and seating depth of the bullet can cause precision to suffer significantly. However, it has a reputation of outstanding precision and is still one of the best choices for varmint hunting.