Originally Posted by Ring
what he said... i had a BVSS 223 1/9, i now have a LRPV 223 1/9 and both "will" shoot past 500, but for 500+ i use a 243 with 87gr Vmax
ANY gun in .22 has crappy ballistics past 500 compared to 6mm 6.5mm guns
223 vs 243 is a big difference in barrel life, size, recoil... No need for 243 if not going over 700yd for varmint with the right load.
Ballistically the 243 does goes farther, 6.5mm is a whole new level farther. 6.5mm is on par with 7mm. Higher than any others until 338 comes into picture. And on....
The 223 is a great round!