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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Anna_Purna, May 20, 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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............
Thanks guys for all your replies/advice. Much appreciated.