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    223 vs 22-250 report

    Well, got the green light for a 223 or 22-250 for use on roe fox and vermin. The ground has houses dotted around nearby, and a fair amount of horses on adjacent land (which I also shoot over).
    I've already asked about the pros and cons of a 223, I already have a 243 and permission to use it on this land. My query is regarding report, as I've read (and not experienced) the report from a 22-250 is quite loud in comparison with a similarly moderated 223.
    What would those who've encountered them all think, would a 223 be the best bet for less report ? I might add that any roe here will be taken at close range, ir under 100 yds.
    ​Oh, and hurry up, I'd like to get this variation filled in and away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malxwal View Post
    Well, got the green light for a 223 or 22-250 for use on roe fox and vermin. The ground has houses dotted around nearby, and a fair amount of horses on adjacent land (which I also shoot over).
    I've already asked about the pros and cons of a 223, I already have a 243 and permission to use it on this land. My query is regarding report, as I've read (and not experienced) the report from a 22-250 is quite loud in comparison with a similarly moderated 223.
    What would those who've encountered them all think, would a 223 be the best bet for less report ? I might add that any roe here will be taken at close range, ir under 100 yds.
    ​Oh, and hurry up, I'd like to get this variation filled in and away


    As you already have a 243 my vote goes to the 223 and yes it will be quieter.....


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    Yes like my 223 no louder than a 17 hmr in my opinion
    ​atb Steve

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    I've shot both and the 22-250 is significantly louder to my ears... which stands to reason
    of course as its burning quite a bit more powder ... Of all the 224s my preference
    is with the .222

    Don't feel restricted to 100 yards with the .223 . .. it's quite capable of dealing
    with roe significantly further than that.
    Last edited by Cadex; 18-09-2013 at 21:49.

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    Go for the .223. A .243 with wnchester silver balistic tips 55grn goes a lot faster than a 22.250
    If its hit its history / If its missed its a mystery

    A gun is always loaded .A mule always kicks

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    222 is all you need and very quiet

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    Thanks people, your wisdom appreciated. I couldn't really see the benefit of the 22-250 over the 243 anyway, but the noise issue swings it, as the livery nearby is owned by family friends,and I personally know most of the other householders as well, so I must minimise any disturbance. The distribution of fresh venison will also help...

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    I went through this same decision making process
    houses 20 yds from fairways, flats overlooking

    I used a well moderated WMR prior to this but needed a tad more range and more importantly more energy for dropping them on the spot.
    10 yds of running is a garden in many cases for me

    I moved to a 20" barrelled .222 with a PES overbarrel mod
    It is probably quieter than the WMR and chucks 50gr VMax at 3000fps

    more than enough IMO

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    Go for the .223 with a 1 in 8 or 1 in 9 twist barrel, all the powder is burnt in a 20 inch barrel, ( mine shoots well out to 600y as I mentioned before), accuracy is still excellent and by the time you have added a moderator the rifle is still balanced and easier to use from a vehicle. Highly recommend the PES .22 cf models, I have the muzzle can version and it is light but effective, not a large diameter so glare from a lamp doesn't catch the rear surface.
    I regularly shoot foxes around stables, one of my permissions has race horses!

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    223 will suite your needs perfect. as you already have 243. got the ideal choice of calibres then.

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