.222 Remington

jski

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Just inherited a Ruger #1 chambered in .222 Remington. Absolutely beautiful weapon. Two questions:

What’s the max effective range of the cartridge?

What’s the max effective range of the gun?

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Pinoniper

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Beautiful rifle and, lucky you, it’s a 222!

Whatever you can hit with the 223, you can hit with the 222, minus perhaps a few yards. Stating the obvious, the 22 calibers are all susceptible to wind drift which limits their real-world range ( but makes it more fun, for some twisted individuals who like playing with the wind!)
 

MagnumManiac

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I have a couple of Sako L461 Vixens in the 222 chambering and 1 in 222 Magnum. The effective ranges are 300-400yrds on still days and 250ish in the wind. I only run a 50gr SP in all 3. Ballistic Tips buck the wind better, but I limit my shots to around 250 on the small game we have, rabbits and foxes.
Very nice rifle, I am envious.

Cheers.
 

LoneTraveler

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Great looking rifle.
Small Rifle Br Primer, 50 gr. Spire Point or 50 Gr. V-max and proper charge of IMR 4198 for rifle, Makes a great 250 yd. varmint load.
Good Luck with your new adventure.
 

jski

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It’ll be for my wife who loves precision shooting. It’s the perfect round for that purpose, she’s not fond of recoil.
 

1moredeer

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50 grain soft points or 52 grain hollow points go with a 222 like vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. Hyper accurate and just plain fun to shoot. You wife will enjoy it.
 

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