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    .222 or .223

    Hi fellas,
    I just canít decide between those two cartridges.....Iím not interested in a fast twist .223 because I have other stuff for long range shooting. So Iím thinking a .222 or a .223 (12Ē twist) for Fox shooting out to 250m and lots of paper punching ! I always hear about the accuracy potentials of .222 but in identical rifles letís say a Sako 85 Varmint....will I notice a difference between the .222 and .223 ? I had a nice Sako 75 Varmint some years ago and I sold it which was the dumbest thing I have ever done....that rifle was my most accurate rifle !!! So now Iím hoping to correct this mistake and buy a new Varmint rifle...

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    If you are happy to max out at 55gr, I personally would have the 222 every single time. It is just the perfect round. Mine is the last rifle I will ever give up.

    That said, for all practical purposes the 223 will do just as well, I just prefer the 222.
    Brian.

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

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    Ditto. I have a .222 because I like it, but absolutely your choice. If you Sako was a .222 go there again!! Enjoy. Martyn

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    I have both my 223 is a 1 in 9 my 222 a 1 in 14 they both shoot really well but my 222 is my go too rifle

    ​Rick
    Last edited by night stalker; 07-11-2013 at 18:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    If you are happy to max out at 55gr, I personally would have the 222 every single time. It is just the perfect round. Mine is the last rifle I will ever give up.

    That said, for all practical purposes the 223 will do just as well, I just prefer the 222.
    +1 The .222 has a charm that the others lack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konnari View Post
    and lots of paper punching
    Depends if it is just you in a field or if you fancy competing in F/TR

    I can use 60gr in my .222 but the idea of shooting 75gr+ appeals, especially if it is longer range targets.


    That said, I do love the .222, cheap to load, joy to shoot, foxes hate it

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    I have owned both, and for reasons I struggle to explain I would choose the
    ..222 every time, it's just such a sweet cartridge ... The vast majority of 222's
    are 1-14 twist and wont stabilise much more than a 55 grain bullet...although as per above there are exceptions as Ed has said. You will struggle to load a recipe that won't shoot well ..

    My .223 was just ok, not sure what it was, I just didn't lust for it the same.
    It promised a lot ... But it was less accurate, louder, greedier and just lacked something.

    The 222 for me !!!
    Last edited by Cadex; 07-11-2013 at 16:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn71 View Post
    +1 The .222 has a charm that the others lack.
    That's what I was trying to say ...charm, that's what it has, lots of charm.
    You'll never struggle to have a girl on your arm if you shoot a 222 ..

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    Ok - who makes a good left handed 222. I know there are plenty of old Right handed Brno Foxes out there and the CZ 527 is allegidly available in left hand in 223. (and no a right handed 222 is not good enough - i will let any right hander try my lefthanded Heym and they will soon understand the cack handiness of the bolt on the wrong side).

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    Paddy - Tikka do the T3 in a lefthanded .222 (see here: Tikka T3 Hunter .222 Remington with Rings on sale! - EuroOptic.com
    ). Though I realise that might not be quite what you're after...

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