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#3490063 - 12/08/13 06:23 AM .223 v/s 22-250
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I had a Howa .223 last year and honestly I just got mad and sold it when getting ammo was such an impossibility.

The reason I went with .223 was because of ammo avaliabilty and cost savings.

I had a 22-250 in my hands yesterday and was getting ready to say, this is what I want.

Then the kid said I bought a .308 because you can get premium hunting ammo OR you can get cheaper paper punching ammo.

I thought about it and said give me the .223

I do know one thing, the next hysteria won't affect me near as much because I WILL be buying ammo on a weekly basis for it.

So, did I choose the right caliber? \:D
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#3490080 - 12/08/13 06:35 AM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: RUGER]
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It depends on what you want to do.

I have both. I've had a 22-250 for 30+ years and it's a great long range shooting caliber and in that dept it will out shoot a 223 any day of the week.

But ever having said that I also bought a new 223 myself this year because I wanted something different.

Both will do the job much father than I can shoot so you did good as long as you keep some ammo on hand.
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#3490104 - 12/08/13 06:55 AM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: Wildcat]
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Plenty of .223 ammo available now
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#3490140 - 12/08/13 07:23 AM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: EastTNHunter]
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Well I lean toward a 22-250 in a bolt rifle and a .223 in the AR.
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#3490755 - 12/08/13 01:43 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: Plateau Hunter]
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22-250 is by far my favorite caliber, but I have both \:\) as far as varmints go, in TN you won't shoot far enough to make a difference I dont think
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#3490767 - 12/08/13 01:50 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: Rockhound]
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Both are great but I prefer my .223. It shoots great out to 300 and ammo is easy to find and cheap (finally).
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#3490797 - 12/08/13 02:09 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: CATCHDAWG]
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Makes no difference unless your shooting very long shots....like more that THREE football fields. I put a heavy barrel on my 223 and is shoots way better than I can. The trick with the 223 is bullet selection. My 16 in barrel wont shoot good long range groups with the lighter bullets. You feed it 70 grain black hills ammo and its deadly!
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#3490802 - 12/08/13 02:17 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: Fordman]
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22-250 here. 40 grain V- Max a little over 4000 fps is simply amazing. Dead game before you can let off the trigger.
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#3490807 - 12/08/13 02:23 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: TeamMainStreet]
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I remember YEARS ago I had a 22-250 and shot a groundhog with it.
I remember seeing a burst of red in the sight picture of the scope before the recoil hit enough to make me lose sight of the target.
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#3490840 - 12/08/13 02:52 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: RUGER]
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There is nothing wrong with the 223, but once you pick up a 22-250 you won't go back. I have both and 22-250 is by far my favorite. It will out shoot the 223 any day and do it further. I love seeing a P-dog blow up when a 55gr. out of a 22-50 hits it.
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