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    which .22 derivative.

    Just had my visit for shotgun renewal. While the visit I asked re swapping my .22lr for .22 deer calibre for fox control and roe. The one I mentioned was the 22.250. I asked for one for one. No problem, so which .22 cenre fire is best to aim for? Lot will depend on funds and selling the .22lr. Jim

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    I use a 223 and find its fine for fox and roe, with fairly cheap factory rounds and not to bad a weight even though it is a varmint rifle, however if i was doing it from scratch i would go for a .222 light as a feather and more than capable for both and cheap to buy.

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    Also got a 223 varmint does everything you want and cheap to run

    Paul

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    Jim, the 22/250 definitely has more oomph than the 223, whether or not this is required is another question, you are burning about 40% more powder for about 12% more velocity. Still, I have a 22/250 and love it.

    I might be inclined to go for a fast twist 223 just to be able to shoot heavier bullets, most 22/250 are 14 or 12 twist which has you maxed at a 60gr bullet.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Just to re inforce the above, I recently had a re barrel from Border, throated & twisted for 69 grain bullets in .223 Rem, enough thwack for anything!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Had a slot open on my ticket for a .223 for years but somehow it always got swapped for something else, never did get a .223 but I did get a .222 Remington If more bullet weight is need then it's time for a bigger bullet .................................................. .. Full stop .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Had a slot open on my ticket for a .223 for years but somehow it always got swapped for something else, never did get a .223 but I did get a .222 Remington If more bullet weight is need then it's time for a bigger bullet .................................................. .. Full stop .
    What does that mean ?
    Do you know you can match a barrel to a bullet and that you can get up to a 100 grain in 224 but a standard 1 in12 won't stablise them

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cottontail killer View Post
    What does that mean ?
    Do you know you can match a barrel to a bullet and that you can get up to a 100 grain in 224 but a standard 1 in12 won't stablise them

    Paul
    Sorry thought it was simple. The .222 Remington will handle 55 grain bullets if I need more then it's time to switch to a bigger calibre. Of course I suppose one could go for much higher velocity and noise etc like the 220 Swift, .224 Weatherby of even the 22/250..

    Had a 22/250 and it was great until Bisley banned it's use on the ranges so had to sell it .

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    22/250 is the best one off the shelf with factory ammo

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    The ammo will be the factory stuff. I do not reload. Jim

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