I suppose i am trying to find the answer to two questions here. Firstly, does anyone have experience of using wither of these rifles and what would be their comments on them please?
Secondly, and more importantly, what are the views on the .223 round? I would use it mainly for foxes and roe deer in Scotland. I want to be reassured that it has the stopping power on a roe out to 200 yards, assuming bullet put in the engine room etc. Also, how badly is it affected by wind? Are we talking a light breeze will affect accuracy or would it have to be more of a strong wind etc.
Any help would be massively appreciated please as i really want to get the .223 but if i am not confident in its abilities then i will give it a miss and revert to the tried and tested .243 which i have used for years with no problems at all.