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.223 or 22-250
« on: February 14, 2013, 07:48:56 AM »
I am in the process of buying a varmit rifle, I pretty much know what rifle but would like to get suggestions of which round .223 or 22-250 would best. Mostly will hunt coyotes with it.

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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 07:50:11 AM »
I would suggest .223. Less powder and longer barrell life. However.....22-250 is a smoking round. Will you be reloading?

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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 07:52:55 AM »
22-250 cause you will always be able to find ammo for it.  I love my 22-250 It is a tack driver.

Of course the question I have for you...is, why not both??

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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 07:53:20 AM »
I would like to get into it, but not right away.
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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 07:55:04 AM »
Agree that .22-250 may be easier to find. With a single stage rock chucker you could get set up to reload the .22-250 fairly cheep, save some $$$$ and really have an accurate shooter.

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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 07:58:24 AM »
I'd stay with the 22-250 due to current ammo supplies.
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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 08:06:18 AM »
Something else to consider is that the 222 rem, 223, all use a small rifle primer. The 22-250 uses a large rifle primer and they are fairly easy to come by.
If you remove one item from a reloading step it makes the round useless. Many differant types of powder can be used and brass can be reused several times.  That only leaves a few select choices.
The parent case for a 22-250 is a 250 savage so you should be able to find brass also.

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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 08:17:10 AM »
22-250 cause you will always be able to find ammo for it.  I love my 22-250 It is a tack driver.

Of course the question I have for you...is, why not both??

I would love both but one step at a time...

Thanks for all your input so far :tup:
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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 08:18:00 AM »
What gun are you looking at...If you don't mind me asking?

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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 08:25:27 AM »
    Can't go wrong with either.  Both have their positives and negatives.  223 isn't as flat and ammo is in short supply but I have noticed that most places still have premium stuff (hunting cartridges) but it is the most pleasant round to shoot short of a 22lr. 
    22-250 is a flat shooting s.o.b. but you can shoot the barrel out of them and although ammo is easier to find you will pay a premium for it compared to 223. As stated before you need small primers for reloading the 223 so if you were to get into reloading you would need a seperate component for that than your other rifles. 
  I have both and love them both for different reasons.  223 is my go to rifle in the winter when I don't want to mess up a nice pelt and my 22-250, well it honestly hasn't left the gun case in years because my .243 is faster and flatter.  What rifle did you decide on if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 08:53:53 AM »
Being left handed my selection is limited, I am going with the Remington SPS 700 Varmiter seems to have pretty good reviews. Price is pretty good I am tring to stay around 1300 with a scope and bi-pod so it fits the bill. 
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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 09:04:42 AM »
Can't go wrong with anything on a 700 platform!  You will love that rifle!
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.223 or 22-250
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 09:09:48 AM »
The 22-250 is a pretty smoking round. One of my favorite calibers, and pretty easy cartridge to start reloading with, IMO

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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 09:26:11 AM »
Either one is a winner with my edge leaning towards the 22-250. The .204 I hear is a great cartridge as well!
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Re: .223 or 22-250
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 11:37:40 AM »
Another question, what scope gives you the best bang for your buck? Do you guys use the BDC reticle?
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