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Are they made? I think I want an AR for my next "big" purchase and I really like the 22-250's ballistics.

I haven't ruled out the 223 because of the ammo availability/ affordability, but I think the 22-250 would be sweet.

This aint somethin I'll have the piggy bank for any time soon. Just wonderin.
 

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I did see a 243 at academy the other day too.

Is the 223 wssm a good round? Ammo readily available?
 

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Read some were the 22.250 is too long for the the AR and case head too big for the bolt face.
 

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The .308 is build on the AR10 platform isn't it? Isn't it bigger than the AR15?
 

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On Predator Masters forum they said Armalite made a run of .22-250's built on the AR10 a few years ago, but not anymore. You might luck up and find a used one.
 

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I'll probably find one that sells a week before I get the money saved up like I did with my 1911. Lol
 

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Getting a .22-250 built on an AR-10 type platform shouldn't be any great trouble. It's a .473 rim diameter like .308, .243, .260, 7mm-08, etc., which are all available in AR-10s

Considering that nobody makes one (as far as we've determined), this would be a good opportunity to build/have built a .22-250 with an appropriate rifling twist for the longer, heavier .224 bullets that are available these days.

I've never understood why the companies that make .22-250 rifles don't update the twist rate. .22-250 with a 77 grain bullet would be sweeeeeeet.

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One thing to consider with the .22-250 is the different taper of the neck. It has been known to cause feeding problems in the AR-10. Maybe that is why they abandoned it?

It would be a sweet rifle, though.


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Considering that nobody makes one (as far as we've determined), this would be a good opportunity to build/have built a .22-250 with an appropriate rifling twist for the longer, heavier .224 bullets that are available these days.

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The fast twist - heavier bullets routine does not work well with higher velocities. I had a friend build an M1A .22-250 with a 1 in 8 barrel and it would not shoot 80 gr bullets if the velocity was over 2800 fps. AS long as you kept the velocity down to .223 loads, it shot great.

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Armalite made at least one run of .22-250 AR-10 uppers a few years back. Although it is sold, here is a link to one that was for sale:http://6mmbr.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3140224 Note that the link says Armalite only made a handful. I have heard everywhere from 100-1000 were made, so who knows what is correct as far as that goes.

It is my understanding that the problem with the .22-250 in an AR-10 is that the taper of the cartridge causes feeding problems, especially if more than about 6 or 7 rounds are loaded in the magazine. If you are seriously interested in trying one, I would suggest giving Armalite a call and seeing if they will provide any insight or advice.
 

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hmmm... definately dont want feeding issues when yote hunting! maybe a bolt gun will be best! lol
 
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