.222 as you can load it back to suit or up to take foxes, coyotes etc.
The only advantage a .223 has over the .222 is it handles heavier projectiles better and at the end of the day a fox, coyote or whatever doesn't really know whether it's been hit with a 55gn from a .223 or a 50gn from a .222. as dead is dead.
A .22 magnum is a good close in fox, rabbit or dog gun so there's no real comparison between it and the .222 because they were made for different purposes.
Besides that the .222 still holds a few world bench rest records something the .223 has yet to do as far as I know.................stand to be corrected though.
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