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Old 06-18-2012, 10:56 PM   #21
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223 over 22-250 simply due to the reduced barrel life of the 250.

My dog rig is a Howa 223 24" bull bbl with a Leupold 6-18x40 target. I'd love to run the 36gr Barnes Varmint grenades, but I'd have to take a second mortgage to afford it. Ill likely just load sierra blitzkings.
Yes you are right. I don't mind it personally because when my barrels are shot out I build another most folks don't have that luxury though
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Remington still offers their M799 in .222 with MSRP at $599.

Savage has their M25 in .222 about the same price. That means you can buy those rifles for under $500 if you look around. Good used rifles are out there too.

Brass is readily available, powder is common, small rifle primers do the job, and bullets are of plenty. A Lee hand press and 20 cases will provide a full days shooting. Neck size only and your brass will last practically forever. I spend the day shooting a few, loading a few and shooting again.

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Remington still offers their M799 in .222 with MSRP at $599.

Savage has their M25 in .222 about the same price. That means you can buy those rifles for under $500 if you look around. Good used rifles are out there too.

Brass is readily available, powder is common, small rifle primers do the job, and bullets are of plenty. A Lee hand press and 20 cases will provide a full days shooting. Neck size only and your brass will last practically forever. I spend the day shooting a few, loading a few and shooting again.
yes it does seem Savage has a couple of their M25's in 222 and the one with the synthetic has a MSRP of $567 and the laminated for a MSRP of $707. the Remington M799 did come in 222 but those were imported and marked by Remington and were made by a company called Zastava out of Serbia. they discontinued them in 2008 though. so used would be the only source for the M799 as of right now. i looked at the M798 several years ago, which is the larger action version of the same rifle and was impressed with it's quality. both the rifles you suggested would be good options though.
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Remington still shows that 799 on their web page. Thats all I know....


http://www.remington.com/products/archived/centerfire/bolt-action/model-799.aspx

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Remington still shows that 799 on their web page. Thats all I know....


http://www.remington.com/products/archived/centerfire/bolt-action/model-799.aspx
also shows it was imported from 2006-2008 when they discontinued importing them. sad, because they seemed like a really nice rifle. Zastava still makes rifles, but i have no idea who the current importer is right now. they were build on a Mauser designed style action.
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Well, crap, I did not see that discontinued date there.

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Well, crap, I did not see that discontinued date there.
like i said sad they did discontinue them, as they were really nice looking rifles. thanks for the update on the Savage M25. nice to see at least one maker chambering in 222. Savage also added the new 17Hornet to the M25 line of rifles. a 22 Hornet necked down to a 17 caliber.
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I like the 223 for the available ammo in most stores and pawn shops with different bullet weights. I take a Savage Stevens, mini 14 target model all 223 with shots less than 200 yds.

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