Primarily used for varmint and small game, the .22-250 Remington cartridge is built around a necked down .250 Savage case and has been commercially produced since the mid-1960s. With jacketed hollow point bullets, this caliber is a fearsome pest exterminator that produces a high degree of lethal fragmentation.
.22-250 loads fire a light bullet in the 40-65 grain range at a muzzle velocity of 3,500 to 4,300 feet per second--among the fastest velocities achieved by factory ammo. This gives them very flat trajectories and excellent medium-range performance.
Many manufacturers produce ammo in .22-250. Hornady's Superformance line is especially noteworthy due to its use of advanced propellants that build upon the caliber's greatest strength--high velocity--without causing extra fouling or recoil.