Originally Posted by huntokanogan
My dad has a 204 that I use whenever I want to so I'm more interested in a 221fb than a 20vt at this time. What my gun safe is missing is a centerfire 22 cal.
I have looked at a rem700 chambered in the round but was looking for a little smaller (weight/size) rifle.
I guess my question is this...If you were going to BUILD a 221 fb from a production rifle, what would it be? What chambering? 223?
Yes I would start with a .223, same bolt face. I would buy the big box rem 700 from wally world or sportsmans etc... keep the action and maybe the barrel (re-chamber) and toss the rest.
If your sold on a .22 cal, look into a .22PPC or .22BR, great rounds based on some great cases. great speed and barrel life, the down fall is you have to reload for them, no off the shelf rounds.