222 or 223? Which is better in a Bolt rifle?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Anna_Purna, May 20, 2013.

  1. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    alpenablackdog New Member

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    The 222 Rem is a fine old cartridge if you hand load. If not, ammo can be a tough find. The .223 has ammo available almost any where. Both rounds are very accurate and a lot of fun to shoot.
     

  3. Salvo

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    I have a definite preference for .222 Remington - but do not see where one would be better in a bolt rifle than the other.

    By all reports, they both work just fine. I have owned CZ rifles in both calibers - and noticed no difference in how the cartridges functioned in those rifles.

    .222 Rem has a big edge in my estimation because it is well-established as a sporting and target-shooting round, and is not even vaguely "tactical".

    For me, "Tactical" and "Over-priced junk" are synonymous.

    Once I was asked about my opinion of the Texas state lottery... I replied that I fully approved of the "fool tax" as it allowed others to volunteer to pay taxes - so that I would not have to.

    I don't approve of the "tactical" fad though as it raises prices for all, not just the tactical aficionados, and I feel that this is essentially unfair.
     
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  4. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Can any grain of 22 bullet be shot in either rifle with no problems? I reload, so reloading isn't a problem. I just have a great opportunity to get a 222 in a Sako L461 for a very comfortable price.
     
  5. tuck2

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    Get the Sako. The 222 Rem and the 223 Rem uses .224 dia bullets. The 222 has a 1-14 rifling and the 223 has 1-12 rifleing . The 223 rifleing will handle heaver bullets than the 222.
     
  6. gunnut07

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    OH man get the L461. Those are some of the best shooting best looking small actions out there. If you don't buy it let me know cause I will sent him cash money sight un seen for it.
     
  7. 303tom

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    Not a whole lot of difference, less than 2mm, the .222 is the parent case to the .223, same bullet & all..........The .223 will push said bullet just a tad bit faster. The .223 is the reason you can`t easily find .222`s............
     
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  8. Anna_Purna

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    Thanks guys for all your replies/advice. Much appreciated. :)