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Old 12-26-2012, 01:30 AM   #21
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.22 Hornet makes a lot more sense than .22 masg, or 17 HMR.

And folks, .223 will be on the shelves in quantity within 3 months.

Wait it out.

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BigDaddy, the XS7VH is offered in the 22-250, 308 and now the 223. the 22-250 is only offered in the heavy barreled varmint version of the X7 though. the 223 is offered in the XS7VH, the XS7 and the XS7Y models.

the XS7 is the short action and the XL7 is the long action.
i did know marlin sold the 250 with a heavy barrel but I know what I'm goin to start looking for cuz I have the xs7 in 308 and I like it
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i didnt know marlin sold the 250 with a heavy barrel but I know what I'm goin to start looking for cuz I have the xs7 in 308 and I like i

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After owning a Ruger M-77 in 220 Swift and loving it(wish I still had that rifle) I'd not hesitate at getting a bolt gun in 22-250 since it's very close to the ballistic twin of the 220 Swift although the Swift does have a slight edge on the 22-250 but not enough to really matter.
As for an inexpensive, easy to load for, decent range cartridge that'll make the 22mag look wimpy by comparison the 22 Hornet is THE gun to get for 150-200 yard shooting on small to medium size game like Coyotes, peccary, turkey(where legal) or big ol' ground hogs.
I'd really like a 22 Hornet if I can find one for the right price but if the price is the same then I'd rather go with a 22-250 and just handload it down a bit.

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I looked into it myself. Going with the .223. The panic will be over soon and it's easily reloadable.

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So after all the hype, I've decided I probably will go with a .223. I've got to this for a few reasons, the biggest being that is a buy anywhere type of round. The second is that if for what ever reason something did go, .223 is common enough to be traded for other needed items.

I guess my back up caliber will be a .22-250 since it also seems like a pretty popular one in this area. For the rifle, I'm leaning towards the Axis now. But it's still going to depend on what my store(s) have in stock when I get there though.

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So after all the hype, I've decided I probably will go with a .223. I've got to this for a few reasons, the biggest being that is a buy anywhere type of round. The second is that if for what ever reason something did go, .223 is common enough to be traded for other needed items.

I guess my back up caliber will be a .22-250 since it also seems like a pretty popular one in this area. For the rifle, I'm leaning towards the Axis now. But it's still going to depend on what my store(s) have in stock when I get there though.
They both are great rounds for what you are wanting them for. The axis is a great rifle the only thing don't like is how the barrel heats up after a few rounds with my 250 but it's not that big of deal cuz mine is for varmint busting more then target shooting anymore now that I have my 30-06 set up targets
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I've read a lot of good things about the Savage Axis. Many rifles will shoot 1/2 MOA. I'll probably look for one in .243Win when the time comes since I want a low recoiling cartridge that's still able to take deer size game. Of course if I can find a good used Savage 111F Hunter(has factory iron sights on it) in .243Win then I'd rather have it because I've always like back up iron sights on my rifles just in case the scope gets broken or knocked out of zero.

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I've read a lot of good things about the Savage Axis. Many rifles will shoot 1/2 MOA. I'll probably look for one in .243Win when the time comes since I want a low recoiling cartridge that's still able to take deer size game. Of course if I can find a good used Savage 111F Hunter(has factory iron sights on it) in .243Win then I'd rather have it because I've always like back up iron sights on my rifles just in case the scope gets broken or knocked out of zero.
I was actually dead we on grabbing an Axis yesterday. Soon that 40rnd value packs of .223 and .22-250 where the same price at Walmart so decided on the .22-250 since its the flatter shooter of the two. I got to the gun shop and it was closed.....so where the other three shops in that town.

Not wanting it to be a wasted trip, I blew my money on something else. But I swears it, I'm getting an Axis soon.
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I was actually dead we on grabbing an Axis yesterday. Soon that 40rnd value packs of .223 and .22-250 where the same price at Walmart so decided on the .22-250 since its the flatter shooter of the two. I got to the gun shop and it was closed.....so where the other three shops in that town.

Not wanting it to be a wasted trip, I blew my money on something else. But I swears it, I'm getting an Axis soon.
The 250 is a great choice but remember WEAR EAR PLUGS when shooting they are loud and a blast to shoot
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