Author Topic: Model 219 Converted to .22-250!  (Read 985 times)


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Model 219 Converted to .22-250!
« on: February 02, 2022, 11:02:06 AM »
This gun is on Gun Broker with no bids so far.  My first thoughts when seeing this conversion is that the pressures might be dangerous in this action.  Any thoughts from others?

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Re: Model 219 Converted to .22-250!
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2022, 11:16:46 PM »
I found one that had been converted to .219 Zipper Improved.  I had a gunsmith reline and rechamber it to .25-20 WCF since the rechambered barrel wasn't the right diameter for the liner I prefer to make it a .22 Hornet.  The guy who now has it loves it.

I think that the 219s are fine with rifle ctgs that operate at .30-30 chamber pressures and backthrust levels.  The .30-40 Krag also works fine if you have a .30-30 with a rough chamber but a good bore.  Higher pressure than those is pushing the limits too far for me.

The .25-35 is an ideal caliber for this kind of rifle and I wondered why Savage didn't try that in the 219 since they made 99s in that caliber.  I know a guy who relined a .30-30 219 to .25-35 and loves it with pointed bullets in that long barrel.  The original extractor works fine without changes if you do this conversion to a .30-30 with a lousy bore.