Originally Posted by Sully2
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.
G'day, here in Australia, I use my 222 predominantly as a walk around varmint/predator rifle, but also use it for the odd bit of spotlighting. I run Nosler Shots in 50gr @ 3300fps, my maximum range is 400yrds, where it has 24" of drop, I don't bother doping the scope, I just hold over. In any type of breeze, I won't shoot past 300yrds, too much drift for my liking.
In my Sako L461 Vixen 24" barrel, I can walk around in the hills and not even notice the rifle on my shoulder, I really like this little rifle and cartridge. A CZ 527 would be just as handy, I reckon.
I have killed cleanly small pigs, goats, foxes, wild dogs and rabbits with my 222 out to 400yrds, it really is a tremendously accurate little cartridge when you do your part.