Originally Posted by 6.5Express
I'm with Elkhunter on this one. P.O. Ackley wrote about the 220 swift in his book as a great hunting cartridge and how the .224 calibers should be legal for hunting. But, as Elkhunter stated the General Public doesn't have the knowledge or skill that Mr. Ackley did.
I understand your worries, then again i've stood witness to many, many men that couldn't knock an antelope down with a 300 mag. I larger rifle most definitely does not make an inexperienced shooter any more proficient.
My hope is that, with a 223, 22-250, Swift etc the hunter will be able to practice more as: 1. Ammo is cheaper 2. the 22's won't kick the snot out of you like a Walmart 300 win can.
When the shooter isn't scared to death of the rifle, they tend to shoot it much better. It's a long shot I know, but it really can't get any worse than it is now.