Re: 22-250 vs. 223 for a long range beginner?
I never gave the 223 much credit, tho i should have. I decided to go with the 223wssm because of what i read on paper. Faster-flatter-more energy...... lalalala you know the story. Long story short, I sold it and now am looking hard at the 22-250 and 223 both. Im leaning more towards the 22-250 because it out-performs the 223 plain and simple. I do handload, but that wssm was too tempting to be a barrell burner! the 250 can be as well, but it seems the ammo is more available from many manufacturers for plinking in order to get once fired brass to play with. What ever you decide both are great for the 2-400 yd coyote and more depending on what your shooting at (rock-chucks etc.)
Definately look hard at some of the posts on here(futre plans for the rifle etc!) These guys know thier stuff and alot of em have been there done that and thier information could save you ALOT of $ inthe long run!
Side note, make sure you get a chrome lined bbl especially if you go with the speed of the 22- 250. And KEEP IT CLEAN!!! Those barn burners tend to foul horribly in some cases and may cause some accuracy issues if you plan on shooting all day at a P-dog town, bring your cleaning supplies.
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