Savage axis .223 or 22-250

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by thecollecter, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. thecollecter

    thecollecter New Member

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    What should I choose
     
  2. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    That's pretty vauge dude( btw welcome to the forum) it probably depends on the use of the rifle. .223 is more widely available.
     

  3. mchoitz

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    My vote is for .223 also
     
  4. RustyShackleford101

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    Ballistic ally, 22-250 is superior, but that would only really matter if this was a bean field rifle. With the info given, I'd say .223.
     
  5. thecollecter

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    Sorry your right I should've been more detailed its for coyotes out of a blind
     
  6. purehavoc

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    .243 its a flatter shooting , longer distance gun and there is still ammo on the shelves for them . Its just a all around better yote gun.
    I own one in .223 and its a great shooter just wish I would have gotten it in .243 for yote hunting
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
  7. SRK97

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    How far are the shots going to be?
     
  8. thecollecter

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    Well no more than 350 yards I don't feel comfortable with anything farther
     
  9. purehavoc

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    well than the .223 will be fine under 350 yards , Just remember .223 ammo is hard to get your hands on these days and when you do its expensive due to demand .
    .223 I would zero it at 25 yards and that should keep you at 1.5" low at zero , 3.5" high at 150 and 12.2" low at 350
    .243 25 yard zero will be 1.5" low at zero , 3.3" high at 200 and 6.8" low at 350
    22-250 is going to be in that range of 1.5" low at zero ,4.7" high at 200 and 3.9" low at 350

    Out of the 2 you choices you have picked I would go 22-250 the ammo will be higher at normal pricing but comparable to each other now with the price gouging I am seeing but should still be available on the store shelves from what I have seen
    Oh the above calculation were used with Barnes triple-shock in each caliber
     
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  10. MOshooter

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    Shots no longer than 350yds. either cartridge will do the job on coyotes. 22-250 will be a bit flatter with more energy than the 223.
     
  11. SRK97

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    Do you reload?
     
  12. thecollecter

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    Well I just bought all the stuff to do it and I'm learning fast so yes
     
  13. SRK97

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    I would go with the 22-250, with the shortage with .223 ammo now (hopefully it will get better soon)
     
  14. purehavoc

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    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 :(
     
  15. RustyShackleford101

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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.
     
  16. blade777bec

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

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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.
     
  18. sweeper22

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    The info that matters:


    • 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.
     
  19. paperplatetargets

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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 :)
     
  20. RustyShackleford101

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    Nice Avatar! D-Fens knew how to stick it to the man!