uncommon brass cartridge found while scouting

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I was scouting this past weekend deep in the backcountry of X12 (with BDB and in2blacktail) and we stumbled upon a fired shell casing that none of us has ever heard of.

The cartridge is head stamped "REM - UMC" and below that "250 HP". I have never heard of a .250 caliber, and I'm also at a loss for what the HP stands for. The case is approx. 1.9 inches in length. A quick internet searceh turned up very little, except that this is indeed a rare cartridge.

I'd like to think this case represents a sucessful hunt for some old-timer back in the 50's or 60's.

Can anybody tell me anything about this caliber?

Thanks, Backcountry
 

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Sounds like 250-3000 Savage round.~AMMOe
 

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Thanks! Any guess as to what the HP stands for? I doubt it means hollow point, because how often does the cartridge headstamp describe the bullet it holds (answer... never)?

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Thanks, that makes sense, thanks. I have no idea why I'm so curious about that shell... I guess because we found it in a really remote and hard to get to place, and it's kind of neat to think somebody shot a super-buck there back when the getting was better (and it must have been real good, because it ain't bad now).

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