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.222 Remington..?

 
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:57 PM
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.222 Remington..?

Its not a "long range" cartridge by any means....but does anyone have a good idea at what distance a 222 will kill cleanly on prairie dogs, wood chucks...etc sort of animals?

I just picked one up and topped it with a Zeiss 6-20 and will hand load NO LARGER than 50 grain slugs at 200 yards. That makes me good from zero to 200 and not that much low at 300...but its tap city for 400 yards...lol

Im figuring a 0-200 yards easy to carry rifle.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:00 PM
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Re: .222 Remington..?

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Its not a "long range" cartridge by any means....but does anyone have a good idea at what distance a 222 will kill cleanly on prairie dogs, wood chucks...etc sort of animals?

I just picked one up and topped it with a Zeiss 6-20 and will hand load NO LARGER than 50 grain slugs at 200 yards. That makes me good from zero to 200 and not that much low at 300...but its tap city for 400 yards...lol

Im figuring a 0-200 yards easy to carry rifle.
Of course the 50 grain bullets are susceptible to the wind, but good at least out to 400 yards.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:13 PM
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Re: .222 Remington..?

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Of course the 50 grain bullets are susceptible to the wind, but good at least out to 400 yards.

Hmmm? Think so huh?? Appreciate the input
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Re: .222 Remington..?

Wind is big with any .22 centerfire. I also think it will work well out to 400, wind being a deciding factor on hits. I have one and use the 40 grain V-Max in mine. mtmuley
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:00 PM
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Wind is big with any .22 centerfire. I also think it will work well out to 400, wind being a deciding factor on hits. I have one and use the 40 grain V-Max in mine. mtmuley

Ive got 40 and ..?? 46 grain slugs ( I think they are 46 gr??) to load and most probably will try and do 250 yrd max shots. Should be a killer at 250 yards. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:56 PM
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Re: .222 Remington..?

In its day, the triple deuce was THE round for accuracy nuts. It still has a loyal, albeit, small following even today. Sounds like you got a keeper. Should be good out to 400 yds.
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:11 AM
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Re: .222 Remington..?

try a 55 grain Vmax over AA2230 or AA2015BR at close to max loads. It'll do close to 3100 fps, and be good for an honest 350 yards. Or about the same as a .223, but much better groups.
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