This cartridge has been chambered in quite a few different rifles but the first and probably the most popular rifle has been the Savage model 99 lever action. After years of being the .250-3000 Savage the 3000 was dropped and the cartridge became the 250 Savage.
The 250-3000 Savage was brought out by the Savage Arms Company which was started in 1894 by Arthur Savage of Utica, New York. It brought this new cartridge out in 1914 as the .250-3000 Savage. This cartridge was able to reach 3000 ft/sec velocity with a 25 caliber bullet. The original developer of the .250-3000 Savage was Charles Newton who then sold his rights to the Savage Arms Company. Mr. Newton developed the .250-3000 Savage to use a 100 grain bullet which he believed would provide both the killing power and the best accuracy but Savage Arms wanted the first commercial cartridge to top the 3000 foot per second so they dropped the bullet weight to 87 grains and exceeded the 3000 foot per second objective.
The 250 Savage is a cartridge that can be used for varmints or it can be used as a big game with has adequate knock-power at 250 yards mark for thin skinned game animals. Again, 250 Savage has the accuracy and stopping power to be very effective as a deer and antelope rifle out to and beyond 200 yards. The very slight recoil makes this a favorite cartridge for the younger shooter and anyone who has a problem with flinching. This is indeed a very accurate and successful light weight rifle cartridge.
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