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.222 Remington - Converted to ??

 
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:49 PM
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.222 Remington - Converted to ??

I own a Rem 700 in the .222 that I have had for about 14 years...........................It has had thousands of rounds through it and I would like to have it rebarreled and installed with a McMillan stock and Jewell Trigger..............

If it was up to any of you out there what would you have it rebarreled to with that head diameter? I would be using it for Marmonts. Coyotes, Jackrabbits and Ground Squirrels...................

Also my last two rifles were rebarreled with Pac Nor SM.............any personal choices out there?

I have looked at the .223 AI and the .204 Even the .17 Remington, because I have heard so much about it.................but know no one that has had any real experiance with it.................

Greg
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:58 PM
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Re: .222 Remington - Converted to ??

My personal opinion would be to go back with 222. It's a great cal, and has won many benchrest competitions. I killed whitetail and a few mule deer with mine when I was a kid (neck and ear shots). Easy on hides also. Good luck.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:12 PM
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Re: .222 Remington - Converted to ??

Thanks for the reply...................................its funny that you said to stay with the .222 my son said the same thing. Both my boys grew up shooting the .222 and they both have a lot of memories with it.................

Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:32 PM
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Re: .222 Remington - Converted to ??

Even before reading the other posts
I would keep it 222.
Besides, you already have the brass!
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:39 PM
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Re: .222 Remington - Converted to ??

Your right.........................and I even have the Redding Match Dies. Which are about $200.................

Great point.......................
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:55 AM
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Re: .222 Remington - Converted to ??

In all probability I would stay with the .222 also, if not I would go to the .222 magnum, just because I like it!

Bob
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:02 AM
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Re: .222 Remington - Converted to ??

Bob

You have experiance with the 222 R M ? I have always had a facination with that cartridge............ I just never liked the .223 could be that super short neck or the simple fact that everyone else uses one, kind of like being different. That's why I shoot a .19 Badger.

Greg
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