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Old 02-25-2013, 09:50 PM   #11
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The .222 was the rage in the 50s and 60s. It set bench rest records for accuracy and is still a very good cartridge: Its just not for me.

i used to own two .222 rifles. The first one was re-chambered for .223 in 1968. The other is a Sako made for Marlin that i bought cheap in WV about 30 years ago. It was also re-chambered to .223.



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Old 02-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #12
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The .222 was the rage in the 50s and 60s. It set bench rest records for accuracy and is still a very good cartridge: Its just not for me.

i used to own two .222 rifles. The first one was re-chambered for .223 in 1968. The other is a Sako made for Marlin that i bought cheap in WV about 30 years ago. It was also re-chambered to .223.

That's like tearing down and rebuilding a Rolls Royce to run and look like a Chevy.


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Depends on what you will use it for.

I don't shoot bench rest, so I have no use for the ,222.

I like the thicker web and increased powder capacity of the .223 and, of course, the faster twists enable a wider selection of bullet weights.

As far as being "dirty"?????? what does caliber have to do with that?????????

That's a function of the powder! My 5.56X45 loads are very clean.

Is it just me, or did this guy completely not understand what I wrote?
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No, Cotton, I was addressing other posts.

And I think I was clear on why I prefer the 5.56X45 to the .222.

The .222 is a classic, but the .223 is far more versatile.

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