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Old 10-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #11
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Weighting the scale a bit twds the lazy side.......make it .223 for me.Make it a bolt,make it cheap,make it SS....make the stock plastic and a skinny brrl.So,I have a Savage 10 with their "markesman" styled,factory POS stock.Spraybombed the whole thing....clean it once in awhile.It will keep handloads in the bttm of a soda can @200.And theres a few others here as well.

BUT......this is about the triple duece.

Loaded at book max,with IMR4198....basic BR case prep..... sq base Sierra match 52 a "touch"(scientific measure) off lands/leade.Usta provide me with braggin groups regular enough to not call it anything but what it was........a perfect match of case,powder,bullet,and loading techniques.

The gun holds many fine memories....but was sold.I prolly got the best of that rifle....well,I know I did.But the money was simply too much to resist.The rifle was a very early 722 with a Weaver straight 10x that had never been off the rifle.I did a very quick....gentle Accraglass bedding,and never looked back.5 shot groups in the "1's" were so common it wasn't funny.Best group recorded/witness'd was a single hole measuring .264" in diameter.It was shot right outside our shop....over a period of an hr or so.

We had a bench setup for years right outside the shop.A buddy was over playing with his #1 Ruger's.I was in the shop working on something?Anyway to be social every time he'd do a target check.he'd call me out there and I'd cut the .222 loose.......then go back inside.Never checked a wind flag or in anyway the "conditions".Just go out every 15-20 minutes and shoot one round.Anyway he comes back inside an hr later and grabs a set of mics and measures it.

You can say what you want about .223's.......but,if I wanted the whole pkg.Rifle/ steel and Walnut,leather bags,ect.I'd quit looking and snag a .222.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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There are many good 224 cal rounds out there. The 222 is just one of them that you either love it or you don't care.

I use specific rifles and cartridges for specific jobs. I got plenty of varmint rifles to choose from so. Like I was saying If I am close enough for other to hear me I use a 22 hornet, If I need a little more power I pull out the L461 in 222, If I need a little more reach but, not enough to justify all the noise and power of my swift or 22-6mm I go with my 223. Shoot might even take my low wall in 219 D Wasp shooting 40gr V-Max bullets she is another long dead fine shooting rounds. If I want a challenge I pull out my Ruger 77/22 that has been blue printed and re-barreled into a 17 K Hornet well maybe not with .2" groups noting in range is much of a challenge with that little gem.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:36 PM   #14
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My Sako A1 triple duece is very accurate an makes for a dandy little Fox gun!
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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personally i like the 222 and the 222 magnum. excellent cartridges. they do exactly what they were designed to do and do it well. flat, fast and accurate, very mild recoil and just plain fun to shoot all day long.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:20 AM   #16
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I built BR rifles in both 222 and 223 and couldn't honestly say one was better than the other. In many respects I liked the 222 better (longer neck, less capacity) but the 223 shot as well.
I recall that LE (Sam) Wilson shot a 223 in his unlimited rifle (this was in 1980). This rifle had previously been a 222 and he had rechambered it. I asked him if he thought one was better than the other and he said no.
I still like the 222 and always have one around but the 223 has pretty well taken it's place and then some. GD
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