Early in its conception, the .22-250 was a wildcat
cartridge, developed from the .250 savage casing, but necked down to enable the
use of a .224 caliber bullet. Because of its ability to reach speeds upward of
4,000 feet per second, the .22-250 caliber is perfect for varmint and small
game hunting. In fact, there have been hunters who have used it to bring down a
deer, simply because it doesn’t leave a hole that damages much meat.
It’s unclear on who was the first to create the .22.250,
however, by 1937, there were several variations of the cartridge. Prime
contributors included Harvey Donaldson, Grosvenor Watkins, Jerry Gebby, and J.
B. Smith. In the end, the variation created by the team of Gebby and Smith was
considered to be the best variation, which they dubbed the 22 Varminter, though
that name didn’t stick.
For nearly 3 decades, the round was considered to be a
wildcat cartridge, namely because there was no ammunition manufactures that
commercially distributed the round. That began to end when Browning took the
leap of faith and chambered its own high-powered rifle in .22-250. The move,
itself, was unprecedented at the time, considering even they weren’t
manufacturing the ammo, though the sales of their rifle was astonishing. Two
years later, Remington began selling their Model 700 and 40 XB in the .22-250
caliber, adding the REM to the end of the name. Since, it has been a favorite
among homesteaders and farmers looking to keep small varmints of their
Each box contains 50 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer.
It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.