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.222, .221, .223?

 
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:52 AM
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Re: .222, .221, .223?

How about a cartridge with ppc accuracy, the speed of a 22-250 and just a tad more powder than the 223????
Yes, the 22br!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:34 PM
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Re: .222, .221, .223?

i have a cooper in a 220 swift they are great guns. love mine.and got a rem. 40x in a 22-250 that shoots 10 shot groupes @.224 out side to out side at a 100yrds.
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:43 PM
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Re: .222, .221, .223?

had a kember in the 223 but did not shoot as good as i would of liked it to so i trade it in on the cooper 220 swift. Not knocking kember because you can get a so so one in any thing.
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:57 PM
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Re: .222, .221, .223?

OPPSSS i i stated the wrong groupe size on the 22-250 that should of been center to center not out to out [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:58 AM
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Re: .222, .221, .223?

Chris

.223 it has a good variety of cartridges from 50-77 gr, plus you can get them by the case of fed 500 economical on ammo and barrel life, plus it passes the 22-250's velocity at 500 yrds, so initial velocity is less important than the BC and gr weight. It will have more down range energy with less WD as well. I initially wanted a 22-250 real bad, but after a bit more research it's a .223
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:42 AM
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Re: .222, .221, .223?

A 223 with a heavy bullet might surpass a 22-250 at 500 yards when loaded with a light bullet, however when both loaded with the same bullets, the 22-250 wins everytime.

I have a .222 rem and find it perfect out to 300 yards. Very accurate with anything I feed it, and I can see my hits. Barrel life is great and so is accuracy. I either shoot the 40g bullets at 3400-3500, or the 55g at 3000fps.

Only bad thing about it is lack of factory ammo, if thats a concern for you. And it cost more then a 223.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:07 PM
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Re: .222, .221, .223?

Thanks guys for all of the replys. I've been chasing longbeards and debating what new toy to buy. I've decided that .223 is the way to go.

Now I just have to figure out what flavor to go with. I'm thinking about the thumbhole remington, but not sure. I saw a Tikka the other day, but I can't get used to the magazine hanging out. That is the reason I got rid of my CZ 527 in .223 I have thought several times about buying a new one because the old one shot so well, but I can't get past the magazine.

Any ideas?
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