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Old 05-21-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default 222 or 223? Which is better in a Bolt rifle?

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:32 AM   #2
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The 222 Rem is a fine old cartridge if you hand load. If not, ammo can be a tough find. The .223 has ammo available almost any where. Both rounds are very accurate and a lot of fun to shoot.

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I have a definite preference for .222 Remington - but do not see where one would be better in a bolt rifle than the other.

By all reports, they both work just fine. I have owned CZ rifles in both calibers - and noticed no difference in how the cartridges functioned in those rifles.

.222 Rem has a big edge in my estimation because it is well-established as a sporting and target-shooting round, and is not even vaguely "tactical".

For me, "Tactical" and "Over-priced junk" are synonymous.

Once I was asked about my opinion of the Texas state lottery... I replied that I fully approved of the "fool tax" as it allowed others to volunteer to pay taxes - so that I would not have to.

I don't approve of the "tactical" fad though as it raises prices for all, not just the tactical aficionados, and I feel that this is essentially unfair.

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Can any grain of 22 bullet be shot in either rifle with no problems? I reload, so reloading isn't a problem. I just have a great opportunity to get a 222 in a Sako L461 for a very comfortable price.

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Get the Sako. The 222 Rem and the 223 Rem uses .224 dia bullets. The 222 has a 1-14 rifling and the 223 has 1-12 rifleing . The 223 rifleing will handle heaver bullets than the 222.

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Can any grain of 22 bullet be shot in either rifle with no problems? I reload, so reloading isn't a problem. I just have a great opportunity to get a 222 in a Sako L461 for a very comfortable price.
OH man get the L461. Those are some of the best shooting best looking small actions out there. If you don't buy it let me know cause I will sent him cash money sight un seen for it.
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Not a whole lot of difference, less than 2mm, the .222 is the parent case to the .223, same bullet & all..........The .223 will push said bullet just a tad bit faster. The .223 is the reason you can`t easily find .222`s............

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