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Old 08-16-2011, 01:31 AM   #11
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the 223 is fun and cheap to shoot.

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Of the two you mentioned, I would go with .223

My personal choice would be .260 Remington or 7mm-08 Remington.

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If all you want to do is punch paper, I'd go with the 223.

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This is a no brainer! 223

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The 223 will offer you several advantages over the 270 for target work. There are a vast number of match projectiles in 223 as well as significant load data avaialble to start with. It is mild rcoil at least as compared to the 270 and will be somewhat easier to master proper trigger control and technique. And it will be more economical to shoot. Good luck.

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But it's not all about punching paper. A good rifle, especially if you do not have a gun safe full of them, must perform multiple functions. If you are punching paper AND protecting against zombies, then .223 is still your best option.

If punching paper and wanting to be able to take a 4-footed beast, say in the whitetail category, maybe you should consider .308.

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