Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 61

Lock, Stock & Barrel
By Jim Romanelli

Remington’s introduction of the .22-250 finally brought this fine cartridge its well-deserved recognition as a standard factory caliber.

Don’t Be Un-American
FEW YEARS AGO, in corresponding with Bob Bell (firearms expert and former Game News editor), I mentioned that I had just rebarreled a Springfield ’03 action in a .22-250 Remington with a medium-weight Shaw barrel. I replaced the military trigger with a Timney and planted it in a laminated stock. For a piece of glass, I selected a Burris Signature 8-32x50 scope. Bob wrote back that over the years he has had several rifles chambered for the .22250, and that his second one was also in a Springfield ’03, but with a Unertl scope, which was the top scope of its day. He also mentioned that it would be downright unAmerican for anyone who called himself a varmint hunter to not have a .22-250 Remington in his or her battery. On the range, with 40- to 60-grain bullets and several different powders, my Springfield shot great. As much as I liked

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that rifle, there was one fly in the ointment; I’m a southpaw, and for me, reaching over that scope to work the bolt was a real pain. I would not only break position, but also lose view of the target (or woodchuck) when moving my head out of the way. As I was looking through a few firearms catalogs recently, I noticed that Savage makes a handsome Model 12 Varmint stainless in .22-250, with a heavy, freefloated fluted barrel, pillar bedded in a laminated stock, with an Accu-Trigger. And it came in a left-handed version. Well, lucky for me, my friend, Joe, liked my Springfield enough to where he suggested that if I sold it to him, I could pick up the Savage as an early Christmas gift to myself. I could definitely see the sense in his logic (buying a new rifle for any reason makes sense to me), so I sold the Springfield and ordered the Savage. I kept the Burris and Joe ordered a BSA

A COUPLE of .22-250s that mean business: Savage Model 12 stainless, right, with Burris Signature 8-32x50 scope; and Springfield ’03 sporterized, left, with BSA 8-32x50 scope.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011

Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Keeper of the Game in Potter County
Like Father, Like Son
Saying Goodbye
Killing and Betrayal on South Mountain
Memories of a Beech
Junior Varsity Geezers
Knives
The Trapdoor Springfield
Hunting “Horns”
Filer Road Incident
WCO David L. Grove Laid to Rest
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Fun Game
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Keeper of the Game in Potter County
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Like Father, Like Son
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Saying Goodbye
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Killing and Betrayal on South Mountain
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Memories of a Beech
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Junior Varsity Geezers
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Knives
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - The Trapdoor Springfield
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Hunting “Horns”
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Filer Road Incident
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - WCO David L. Grove Laid to Rest
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 44
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Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 46
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Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 48
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - Feburary 2011 - Insert1
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