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    223 Foxing rig

    A friend of mine posted this another site, and I thought we would have some useful opinions, that could help him.

    Looking for some thoughts please.
    Plan to put a fast handling .223 rem together for Foxing. Max range will be 250 yards, 300 @absolute outside.
    Use of sound moderator is a must.
    My thoughts would be along the lines of a krieger No 5 profile, finished at 22 inches, using 50-55 V-max/A-max, with either Benchmark or Vit 133.

    Any further thoughts much appreciated.


    On on his behalf thank you for any input.

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    Tikka t3 ppu ammo is all you need at that

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    Any 222/223 in any format can do that
    i use a beaten up Brno with shortened 20" barrel and pes moderator
    52gr AMax zeroed at 200yds
    shoots flat further than I am willing to shoot in the dark where I go

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    Any 204/222/223 would do the job. If you are using factory then I would go .223 and if you are reloading id go 204.

    I personally wouldn't go out from scratch and buy a .222 as it has no advantages over the .204/223. Just under powered by comparison.

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 247sniper View Post
    Any 204/222/223 would do the job. If you are using factory then I would go .223 and if you are reloading id go 204.

    I personally wouldn't go out from scratch and buy a .222 as it has no advantages over the .204/223. Just under powered by comparison.

    Steve.

    Except they are half the price to buy as everyone wants a .223/204

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    +1 on tikka t3 and ppu 50gr ammo. Works perfectly at the stated ranges. Never had a fox complain about my non custom built rifle and ammo choice.

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    Thank you for the answers, I will give him the news -if he has not been watching the thread.
    Basically save your money.
    Regards,
    Highlander.

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    Buy a cheap unwanted .222 and have a gunsmith run a 223 finishing reamer into it. Bingo! Thats all we did with my .222 There's nothing else to do except to ensure the head space is spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hybridfiat View Post
    Buy a cheap unwanted .222 and have a gunsmith run a 223 finishing reamer into it. Bingo! Thats all we did with my .222 There's nothing else to do except to ensure the head space is spot on.

    Isnt the chamber a different shape ? , and isn't a .222 about a 1-14 twist where as most .223 are 1-12 or less And wouldn't you have to get it re proofed and then get it re entered onto your FAC as a .223 ? As I don't think you should be buying .223 ammo to shoot out of your .222


    I could be really wrong and if I am then I oppologise but your comment doesn't sound right

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