.22 Hornet .vs. .223 Remington - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > .22 Hornet .vs. .223 Remington

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2014, 12:30 AM   #11
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,735
Liked 21578 Times on 12248 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Winchester94 View Post
I'm think of getting a bolt action in one of these calibers. I'd like to use it for coyote and just a general shooter. Shooting these types of rifles are gonna be a new thing too me, nearly all of my rifle shooting experience is with leveractions at about 100 yards. I like traditional, blued, wooden stocked rifles but I'm open to trying more modern types. My max shooting distance around here will probably be 200-250 yards. I can only spend around $500.
Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated.
Quote:
Originally Posted by huffmanite View Post
If I were you, I'd consider only the 223. Reason being, if you do not reload, then availability of various kinds of .223 ammo greatly outweighs that of the 22 hornet. Will not get into the ballistics and ect. of each cartridge. While I do not hunt, just shoot paper, I do own both cartridges. Have a hoot shooting my 22 hornet rifle (a custom rifle), but do enjoy my .223 too....I do reload both.

Suggest you check out the Marlin X rifle in .223. Don't own one in this cartridge, but do own several other Marlin X rifles in other cartridges and consider them very decent low cost rifles. Do know a gent at range I'm a member with the Marlin X .223 and he is quite pleased with the rifle.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winchester94 View Post
I've heard good things about the Marlin, I may have to look into one. I figured .223 would be more common but I was thinking of trying somethings different. How would a .22-250 compare?
i have to agree with Huffanite on this. the Marlin X7 series are great rifles. well made and very accurate for the price. i currently have three myself and am very pleased with all of them. you can get the XS7VH in 223. i have the 308 version myself. the VH version is the 26" heavy barreled version of the X7 series.

and the 223 will give you the most options in factory ammo if you are not reloading as Huffanite suggested. there is also the XS7VH in 22-250 if you would like something different as well. the ballistics on the 22-250 are a bit faster and will allow you to reach a bit further out. downside is the ammo is going to be a little bit pricier for the 22-250 vs the 223. varmint hunters used the 22-250 for hunting for many years adn it's reputation for accuracy is proven.

i paid about $370 for my XS7VH in 308 and topped it with a Swift Premier 8-32x50 scope. mine only has shot handloads to date and does very well with them when i do my part. very accurate rifles.
__________________

Last edited by Axxe55; 05-05-2014 at 12:38 AM.
Axxe55 is offline  
therukh Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 12:35 AM   #12
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mercator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,570
Liked 1938 Times on 1343 Posts
Likes Given: 988

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Winchester94 View Post
I've heard good things about the Marlin, I may have to look into one. I figured .223 would be more common but I was thinking of trying somethings different. How would a .22-250 compare?
It is a dedicated varmint round, it calls for a heavier rifle and a more powerful scope. It outshoots the 223 at long distances but is not nearly as versatile.
__________________
"You can't reason with a flying crowbar"
Mercator is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 12:36 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Winchester94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 840
Liked 277 Times on 192 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Axxe55 View Post
i have to agree with Huffanite on this. the Marlin X7 series are great rifles. well made and very accurate for the price. i currently have three myself and am very pleased with all of them. you can get the XS7VH in 223. i have the 308 version myself. the VH version is the 26" heavy barreled version of the X7 series.

and the 223 will give you the most options in factory ammo if you are not reloading as Huffanite suggested. there is also the XS7VH in 22-250 if you would like something different as well.

i paid about $370 for my XS7VH in 308 and topped it with a Swift Premier 8-32x50 scope. mine only has shot handloads to date and does very well with them when i do my part. very accurate rfles.
Thanks for the info. I really like the look of the Marlins except I'd like to get a wood stock for. I don't have any experience with Savage rifles but I trust a Marlin.
__________________
Winchester94 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 12:41 AM   #14
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,735
Liked 21578 Times on 12248 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Winchester94 View Post
Thanks for the info. I really like the look of the Marlins except I'd like to get a wood stock for. I don't have any experience with Savage rifles but I trust a Marlin.
Boyd's Gun Stocks has several laminated and walnut stocks available for the X7 series of rifles. my XS7 in 7mm-08 wears a gray laminated stock from Boyd's. i highly recommend the Boyd's stocks as they are high quality at a very decent price. and Boyd's is a vendor on this forum as well.
__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:01 AM   #15
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Point6liter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: FL
Posts: 271
Liked 184 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 99

Default

My brothers got the savage in .223 and it's great. We took it out the other day to get it dialed in and were pingin fire extinguishers at 300 yards

__________________
Point6liter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:08 AM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Winchester94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 840
Liked 277 Times on 192 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Axxe55 View Post
Boyd's Gun Stocks has several laminated and walnut stocks available for the X7 series of rifles. my XS7 in 7mm-08 wears a gray laminated stock from Boyd's. i highly recommend the Boyd's stocks as they are high quality at a very decent price. and Boyd's is a vendor on this forum as well.
I'll have to look at the walnut ones. I'm not a big fan of laminate on most guns but I may like them too.
__________________
Winchester94 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:09 AM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Winchester94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 840
Liked 277 Times on 192 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Point6liter View Post
My brothers got the savage in .223 and it's great. We took it out the other day to get it dialed in and were pingin fire extinguishers at 300 yards
Do you know which model he has?
__________________
Winchester94 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:15 AM   #18
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,735
Liked 21578 Times on 12248 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Winchester94 View Post
I'll have to look at the walnut ones. I'm not a big fan of laminate on most guns but I may like them too.
i have two of the Boyd's laminates and am very impresses with the looks of them. very good looking stocks. here is a picture of my gray one i put on my XS7 7mm-08.
misc.-006-093.jpg   misc.-006-095.jpg  
__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:19 AM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Winchester94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 840
Liked 277 Times on 192 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Axxe55 View Post
i have two of the Boyd's laminates and am very impresses with the looks of them. very good looking stocks. here is a picture of my gray one i put on my XS7 7mm-08.
Those look surprisingly good. I'm still kind of partial to classic walnut but those aren't bad.
__________________
Winchester94 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 01:23 AM   #20
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,681
Liked 8841 Times on 3827 Posts
Likes Given: 1368

Default

The Hornet was a nice little cartridge. Emphasis on little. Reloading is awkward due to size. Lighter bullets than the .223 or 22-250- around 750-800 ft lbs. The .223 is about 1100-1200 ft lbs, and the 22-250 about 1700.

The .22-250 can reach around 4000 fps, and is a great long range varmint round (altho I prefer my old .220 Swift for Groundhogs and Prairie Dogs)

I really would look hard at the .223- fits what you want, will be a LOT cheaper to shoot, and there are several very good heavy barreled bolt guns out there- and Savage has been making better guns than they get credit for.

And yes, there IS something about walnut and blued steel. But synthetics don't warp due to humidity, and can be bedded better (IMHO)

__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

c3shooter is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
17 Hornet vs 17 Rem? Tjurgensen General Rifle Discussion 2 07-04-2013 07:06 PM
Fox gun 204. 17 hnr, 17 hornet mrbirdguy General Rifle Discussion 7 10-19-2012 11:26 AM
Ruger 77/22 .22 Hornet rebarreled to .17 Ackley Hornet?? hurricane52 Gunsmithing Forum 3 02-29-2012 04:55 AM
.22 centerfire hornet sniperjase General Rifle Discussion 12 02-15-2012 03:28 AM
.223 from a hornet maggg General Rifle Discussion 5 07-16-2009 10:00 PM