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Old 05-05-2013, 11:48 PM   #11
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because a worn crown/rifling will affect accuracy, cutting it back will normally clean it up, and rechambering to 223 will #1 make it easier to find ammo, and#2 clean up the leade once again possibly restoring accuracy. If the rifle shoots well by all means leave it alone, if not this could restore the accuracy for minimal cost

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:57 PM   #12
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Value-wise you need to know the guns themselves as said. However, I would add...

As great as the .22 Mag is, and it is for what it is, it ISN'T a centerfire. But the .222 is not as popular as it used to be a half century ago, especially north of the border...

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.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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.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.

My .222 shoots 55 grain bullets just fine; very accurate, so I see no advantage of the .223 over the .222.
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.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.
The twist rate determines the bullet weight. I have a 1:12 223 that likes the lighter bullets much better than the heavier ones. 55 grains shoot to 1 moa while 45 grains shoot to 1/2 moa or less.
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The twist rate determines the bullet weight. I have a 1:12 223 that likes the lighter bullets much better than the heavier ones. 55 grains shoot to 1 moa while 45 grains shoot to 1/2 moa or less.
Still is not bad. The .222 is a pure Varmint Classic. Cutting, re-chambering is not a good thing as suggested above. The Barrel could be removed have a bit of threads cut off and have the chamber recut to .222. The Muzzle could be counterbored 1/4" or re crowned.
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