222 rem

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verminshooter29

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guys who still uses the 222 rem??? have given a lot of thought to buying one as my first cf rifle..... everyone says 223 for cheaper ammo but whats the point if the cheaper ammo does nt group well???it would nt get much use with me sadly as work seems to dictate more and more of my free time
 

User00003

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had .222. liked the round, hated the rifle. bought a .223 in a nice rifle..preferred the .222 so sold the .223. now bough a .222 in the rifle I liked and had in .223 :)
 

private fraser

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Have a look at the ballistics charts for both and buy whatever you like the ballistics of.
If you have to buy slightly dearer ammo to get a good group then so be it as long as you are happy with the round.
You can always reload.

fraser
 

The tramp

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all dealers tell me 223 is way to go but none of them ever have a cheap 222 lol... thought a 222 may be little cheaper
Have a look on ukvarminting.com there was a really nice tikka 590 with fab wood for sale not long ago, I'd have bought it if I hadn't just bought a 595 in .222
really nice to use, easy to load for, and the 'cheap' ammo is usually surplus NATO 5.56, and using that in a .223 is a topic on its own.
Pete
 

chris .222

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I have a tikka m590 in 222 I love it but just got a 22-250 on my ticket so am going to sell it as I need to shoot out to a further distance
 

bigoak

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222 is a great round. I sold my hb sako a1 to my mate just before I came here. I had a 223 as well, and I didn't want to add any scratches to the sako.
Any 50 to 55 gn pill and a case full of 2207 (about 20 gns) will get you shooting.
 

Spix

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Someone said try European ammo in European rifles, American ammo in American rifles, seemed to make sense.

I tried Prvi Partizan, inter alia, in my Tikka M595 triple, liked it, works for my purposes and as cheap as chips.
 

Mitscavitch

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Hi

I have had a few different 222's since I was a young keeper many years ago. I think it is a great calibre and I have nothing but praise for it. One old Tikka 595 I had with a Schmidt and Bender 6 x 42 scope never lost it's zero in almost 12 years and was deadly when I was shooting straight:old:.

Its as they say (all in the placement)

Alan
 
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wraith

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had 223 purchased a 222 loved it easy to reload for varget 25g 50gvmax one hole at 100yards all day long sold it and now thinking of getting another realy miss it for fox out to 250yards get one mate you will not be disapointed in the caliber or the damage that it can do to foxes i have had more runners with my 243 but thats down to using hevey heads that dont explode on contact 50g pill from a 222 will blow them up
 

Hw60sniper

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Get 1 a very easy calibre to shoot , my HW 60 likes winny 50gr ammo which suits me just now as work is stopping me from reloading but accurate enough so no complaints.
 
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