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#3499214 - 12/13/13 04:09 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: KPH]
Timber Ghost
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Used to handload 52gr hps for my 22-250, it was deadly. Best shot I made was measured as best we could at 535yds. Waited until he stood up and dropped it in on him.(whistle pig) Killed a mangy fox at almost the same distance. My buddy at the time was using a 222mag, he could not shoot distance with me. Sold it when hunting property got hard to find.
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#3499282 - 12/13/13 05:14 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: Timber Ghost]
BigPete357
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Registered: 12/01/12
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if you plan on shooting a lot and you don't have money to burn, then yes, you made the right call. Id rather have a barrel full of 223 than a shoebox full of 22 250.

it will kill a ground hog and a prairie dog.


Edited by BigPete357 (12/13/13 05:14 PM)

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#3500078 - 12/14/13 11:15 AM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: BigPete357]
redblood
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Registered: 01/22/06
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 Originally Posted By: BigPete357
if you plan on shooting a lot and you don't have money to burn, then yes, you made the right call. Id rather have a barrel full of 223 than a shoebox full of 22 250.

it will kill a ground hog and a prairie dog.




and a many coyote, fox and bobcat
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#3500083 - 12/14/13 11:18 AM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: TeamMainStreet]
redblood
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 Originally Posted By: TeamMainStreet
22-250 here. 40 grain V- Max a little over 4000 fps is simply amazing. Dead game before you can let off the trigger.



i use a 22-250 0n a lot of the more open farms we call, but have noticed that if you are saving pelts, you better go 55 grains and up. also, wind plays havoc on 40 grainers, although that is rarely a problem since we shot most of our dogs at 60 yards and closing
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#3500737 - 12/14/13 08:49 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: redblood]
Rockhound
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I like shooting armadillos with those 4000 fps 40 grainers \:\) talk about red mist
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#3500849 - 12/14/13 10:08 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: Rockhound]
TeamMainStreet
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Registered: 08/30/07
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Ha red blood, I ain't saving pelts and I'm in east tn. A 60 yd shot is a long shot in most places around here.

Edited by TeamMainStreet (12/14/13 10:09 PM)
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#3500869 - 12/14/13 10:22 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: Rockhound]
DonW
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Registered: 12/10/13
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I shoot prairie dogs with a 5.56/.223 bolt gun or an AR out to 400 yards or further. I generically use 50gr V-max over CFE 233 or TAC, but for really long range shots- out past 500 or so I shoot 69 or 77 grain BTHP SMK's, Blitz Kings, or Nosler Custom Competitions.
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#3510684 - 12/21/13 05:58 PM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: KPH]
ROVERBOY
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Registered: 11/27/11
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I've shot both. I've owned a .223 for about 20 years and like it. I've handloaded 40-64 gr. in it and found a lot of good loads. The .22-250 shoots a little flatter and means more range. Its just whatever a hunter needs I guess. I've got by with a .223 just fine.
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#3519431 - 12/28/13 08:59 AM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: KPH]
OKSTATE
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Registered: 11/09/13
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I have both but prefer .223....with a 1-9" twist i can shoot heavier bullets if i want to. Most 22-250's have 1-12 and are designed for lighter bullets. I've killed yotes at 375-400 bang flop!
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#3519433 - 12/28/13 09:00 AM Re: .223 v/s 22-250 [Re: OKSTATE]
OKSTATE
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Hornady 53gr superformance .223 are nice in my gun for factory loaded ammo.
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