223 vs 222.50

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by outwest1, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. outwest1

    outwest1 Active Member

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    convince me that a 22.250 in 1+14 twist would be better than my 223 in 1-12 twist for coyotes. i can shoot out to 400 yds now so would a 22.250 increase my range that much more or just burn more powder.
     
  2. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    It won't kill them any deader, but, it's flatter shooting, which means you can have more room for error.
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    With a 14 twist 22-250, you will be limited to shooting light bullets ~40-45 grains (read low BC). They'll be screaming fast, but won't be very stable when shooting long range.

    I have a 12 twist 223. It will shoot 55-60 grain bullets (read: better BC). While not as fast as a 22-250, it will be more stable and potentially more accurate at longer range. My 12 twist 223 will shoot 600 yards, but not quite 'yote accurate at that range.

    If I were to build a long range 22, I'd want a 7 or 8 twist so I could shoot 90+ grain bullets. Then you have a 1k rifle with either the 223 or 22-250.

    Here's an interesting article for you.... http://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/shooting-223-mile-1.php

    Your mileage may vary.
     
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  4. Timberbeast7

    Timberbeast7 Well-Known Member

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    With a 1:14 22-250 you are not limited to 40-45 gr bullets. Most factory 22-250's come in a 1:14 and will stabilize at least the 55 gr. pills and in many cases the 60 gr. pills, alothough that is usually the upper end for bullet weight for a 1:14. Unless you're looking for an excuse to buy another rifle (nothing wrong with that:D) the 223 won't perform a whole bunch different than the 22-250 at 300-400 yards....especially with the 1:12 twist, i'd be shooting the 60 gr. Vmax's. The 22-250 would just hit them a little harder....but dead is dead.
     
  5. outwest1

    outwest1 Active Member

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    thanks guys, just what i thought not a whole lot of differencegun)
     
  6. Farmerbuck

    Farmerbuck New Member

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    I use them both at the p-dog town. The 250 does kill em deader and quicker! The 223 vmax'x makes a pretty good mess but the 250 moves them piece by piece to the next hole. I use 40gr vmax in the 223 and Nosler comp 52gr BTHP in the 250. Pretty good setup.