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Thread: Fox/Vermin calibre

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    Fox/Vermin calibre

    Hi all, i've got a slot for a .222 but want the rifle for fox and long distance vermin. Do you think the .222 is up to the job or would you recommend a different calibre? Many thanks, Barnie.

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    The 222 is more than good enough.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    The 222 is more than good enough.

    + 1

    Excellent calibre for fox and general vermin control
    Last edited by dlz90; 18-07-2012 at 21:51.

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    + 1with Brian. It's a brilliant calibre for that job. I have had a few over the last 30 odd years and it's lovely to shoot and easy to load for.


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    just bought a .223(must be the same thing really??) for doing exactly that and its a beauty!!!

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    If you can hit your target out to 300yds then the .222 is an excellent choice, if you want more range get a 22-250


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    222 all the way sold my 223 why difrence of 100fps 222 has longer neck and shoots better than223 was used for bench rest shooters years ago look out for used tikka t3 or sako if you cant get a load developed to give you one hole group in 222 give up sadley sold mine wish i had not very underated little gun that can drop roe deer to foxes 50g vmax with varget powder worked well in mine expect to gut foxes yes it can be a explosive little round if loaded right and distance every one says its a 300yard gun can shoot a lot further than that trust me look on you tube theres some intresting 222 stuff at distance

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    Thanks for all the replies, looks like i'll be looking for a good second hand sako/tikka in .222 as these seem to be rated, already got a .308 tikka an love it.

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    Barney, if at all possible pickup up a Sako with the correctly sized action for the 222. They are just beyond good.

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

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