I'd like to have your experiences in hunting with the .223. Share your stories. But please keep this thread for .223 users. For two years I wanted to get a 22-250, but changed my mind for the .223 because of longer barrel life, more ammo options from 40-80gr, plus cheaper to practice with using the American Eagle. So far my longest shot was 600-700 yrds, but for prey about 400 yrds. I've gotten Hare, snow geese, Canada geese and Swan. Now waiting for colder weather so I can get a good fur along with the meat "Fox". Hope it's not to big for ptarmigan?