Help me decide on .224 caliber and rifle

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TORCHRIDER, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. TORCHRIDER

    TORCHRIDER Well-Known Member

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    I just sold my Ruger .22-250 that I owned for many years so I now have a need for another .22 caliber centerfire. Here are my questions:

    1. Which caliber would you buy for varmint and target work out to 300-400 yards? .223 or .22-250?
    I have dies for both.
    I was going to get a .22-250 but am wondering about barrel life.

    2. What twist barrel would you get?

    3. Which mfg./model would you get? Weight is not an issue because it will not be a walking gun. I prefer synthetic stocks, but its not a show stopper. Accuracy is most important consideration.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    Personally if 400 was max I would go with a 223 in one of the CZ rifles.

    223 will handle 400 with ease
     

  3. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    I'd get a tikka varminter 223, its an 8 twist, I use a RRA AR-15 with an 8 twist for varminting, 400 is easily doable.
    RR