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Old 03-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #11
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Do you reload?

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Well I just bought all the stuff to do it and I'm learning fast so yes

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Well I just bought all the stuff to do it and I'm learning fast so yes
I would go with the 22-250, with the shortage with .223 ammo now (hopefully it will get better soon)
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I would go with the 22-250, with the shortage with .223 ammo now (hopefully it will get better soon)
Yes and if you are just getting into reloading be on the look out for primer shortages, not many to be had around here either
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I'm sure the ammo shortage will settle down in a month or two. It did that in 08. The hole panic/ ban situation is pretty idiotic.

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22-250 has a short barrel life so if ur hona shoot it alot go with the 223

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While the 22-250 is a great flat shooting round,I prefer the 223 over it. Unless you get a custom barrel for a 22-250 with a faster twist rate,you are limited to shooting lighter weight bullets out of it,60 grain and lighter.
Depending on the brand/model of 223,you can get 1-8/1-9 twist rate barrels,and then be able to shoot heavier bullets out of it,thus giving the shooter more options to choose from. Plus 223 ammo is a lot cheaper than 22-250.
The 243 is an excellent caliber also,but it is also more expensive to shoot.

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What should I choose
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  • Both use the same bullet
  • 22-250 shoots that bullet about 10% faster
  • 22-250 is often about 50-100% more expensive
  • 22-250 cases are dramatically more expensive, and reloading requires about 30% more powder than 223

You'll get 90% the performance and spend far less per shot with 223, due to its utter commonality. But depending on your shooting habits, you may not be sending the volume down range for that part of the equation to amount to a whole lot. 223 is more practical for many folks, 22-250 is worth the extra $ for others.
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I had a Tikka 22-250, 223 seems more logical but the 22-250...not sure what it was but it's just plain fun to shoot

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[*]Both use the same bullet[*]22-250 shoots that bullet about 10% faster[*]22-250 is often about 50-100% more expensive[*]22-250 cases are dramatically more expensive, and reloading requires about 30% more powder than 223



You'll get 90% the performance and spend far less per shot with 223, due to its utter commonality. But depending on your shooting habits, you may not be sending the volume down range for that part of the equation to amount to a whole lot. 223 is more practical for many folks, 22-250 is worth the extra $ for others.
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