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Thread: .22-250 vs .223 AI

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    .22-250 vs .223 AI

    Hello folks, anyone on here shoot the .223 AI?

    Any pros / cons of shooting the .223 AI?

    - Does it come close to .22-250 performance?
    - Can you shoot factory .223 through an AI chamber?

    Be interested to hear your thoughts folks.

    ATB,

    Scrummy

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    ai is just more powder and revised neck eney 223 uses a lot less powder than 22-250 uses 243 cartrige with revised neck and a hole lot more powder than 223 so zips along go 22-250 or better still 243 and 60g vmax then you can varmint shoot to big deer with the same caliber

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraith View Post
    ai is just more powder and revised neck eney 223 uses a lot less powder than 22-250 uses 243 cartrige with revised neck and a hole lot more powder than 223 so zips along go 22-250 or better still 243 and 60g vmax then you can varmint shoot to big deer with the same caliber
    Actually the 22-250 is the 250-3000 savage necked down to 22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrumbag View Post
    - Can you shoot factory .223 through an AI chamber?
    as far as I am aware any AI chamber can shoot factory ammo

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    If you are thinking 223ai, think about fast twists and heavy bullets.

    If you are only going to run 55 gr bullets and 12 or 14 twists, the 22/250 tanks the 223.
    Brian.

    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
    If you are thinking 223ai, think about fast twists and heavy bullets.

    If you are only going to run 55 gr bullets and 12 or 14 twists, the 22/250 tanks the 223.

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    Thanks folks, some interesting thoughts. So, shooting 60+ gr slugs be worth considering the 223 AI.

    Anyone shoot .223 in their .223 AI?

    More to ponder.

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    22-250 all the way mate cant beat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrumbag View Post
    Hello folks, anyone on here shoot the .223 AI?

    Any pros / cons of shooting the .223 AI?...
    The one comment I would make is that you are in custom dies territory and that doesn't come cheap.

    Regards

    JCS

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    Depending on what you want to shoot and if you are only going to shoot upto 70 grain bullets, have a look at the 20 cals. The 204 trumps..223/.223AI and the .22-250 when it comes to trajectory and wind drift.

    Steve

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