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    can you shoot 22-250 at bisley??

    I have heard you cannot shoot a 22-250 at the bisley range, is this true??

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    Quote Originally Posted by s8mdevo View Post
    I have heard you cannot shoot a 22-250 at the bisley range, is this true??
    Whats the MV? pretty sure there is a speed limit as well as a ME limit.... i think .17hmr is a no-no for just that reason. don't know what the rationale behind it is mind

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    It is true.

    However, we have dispensation at British Sporting Rifle Club, as it's a hunting calibre.

    It allegedly harks back to someone from the Hereford area, still with dust on his boots, having a tracer round disappear straight up a few years ago from a fairly hot bit of kit straight into the flightpath for Farnborough.
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    From the range regulations on the NRA website

    for Rifle ranges, no specific calibre limitation but:
    a maximum muzzle velocity of 1000 m/s (3280 ft/s) and
    a maximum muzzle energy of 4500 J (3319 ft lb);

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vipa View Post
    Whats the MV? pretty sure there is a speed limit as well as a ME limit.... i think .17hmr is a no-no for just that reason. don't know what the rationale behind it is mind
    The HMR was a no-no until fmj ammo came out for it, it was the 'expanding ammo' ban that stopped it not speed.

    The 22-250 is too fast, even if you 'down load' it to comply, you still can't use it as they go by factory ammo specs.

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    Thanks for the info, I had no idea that .17hmr was a no-no, I was shooting mine down there on Sunday! Was looking into a 22-250 but would be a killer not to be able to use/zero it at the range. May have to go the .223 route. Anybody have much use of the .204 ruger, this may be an option. The rifle would be a foxing/rabbit rifle, I cant imagine there would be much left of a rabbit shot with a .204 compared with say .17hmr.

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    There is absolutely no rationale behind it at all, fast 22 C/F's like the 22-250 and 220 Swift shed velocity and energy much quicker then say a 308 so i canr possibly see where the problem is???
    My 22BR is too fast for Bisley!! and under the range rules a 204 would also be too fast, its rediculous

    Ian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s8mdevo View Post
    Thanks for the info, I had no idea that .17hmr was a no-no, I was shooting mine down there on Sunday! Was looking into a 22-250 but would be a killer not to be able to use/zero it at the range. May have to go the .223 route. Anybody have much use of the .204 ruger, this may be an option. The rifle would be a foxing/rabbit rifle, I cant imagine there would be much left of a rabbit shot with a .204 compared with say .17hmr.
    No no no, the Hmr WAS banned, but only until fmj became available. It's ok to use, with fmj. the velocity is well under the limit at 2700 vs 3281fps limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    There is absolutely no rationale behind it at all, fast 22 C/F's like the 22-250 and 220 Swift shed velocity and energy much quicker then say a 308 so i canr possibly see where the problem is???
    My 22BR is too fast for Bisley!! and under the range rules a 204 would also be too fast, its rediculous

    Ian.
    The 'rationale' behind it, is, military calibers all run under the limit, and we can, so therefore, we will, set a limit.
    It also wears the sand out quicker, and because it sheds energy so quick, it tends to splash the sand and debris around more than a heavy, but slow bullet that drills itself in deep. And yes, sand wears out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    There is absolutely no rationale behind it at all, fast 22 C/F's like the 22-250 and 220 Swift shed velocity and energy much quicker then say a 308 so i canr possibly see where the problem is???
    My 22BR is too fast for Bisley!! and under the range rules a 204 would also be too fast, its rediculous

    Ian.
    Couldn't agree more Ian, that one of the main reason's I stopped using Bisley several years ago.
    Very interesting to read about the British Sporting Rifle Club though I.Farticus, thanks.

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