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Cartridge Choices

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Auburn1992, Apr 29, 2008.

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  1. Auburn1992

    Auburn1992 Member

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    I'm looking for a new rifle:). So far, I am pretty sure which rifle to get just not which caliber to get it in.

    The rifle will more than likely be a Remington XR-100 in either 22-250 or .223. Just can't decide!:banghead:

    So the question is, would it be a better investment to get it in 223 remington because I know I will eventually get an AR15 in that same caliber. Therefore, the costs will be cheaper.

    I was leaning towards 22-250 due to the extra power and range it has but am reconsidering after thinking about this.

    Also, .223 has the cheapest ammo, even aside from Wolf, like Federal American Eagle.

    Thanks Guys!
     
  2. MachIVshooter

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    What do you intend to do with it?

    P.S.- This belongs in the rifle forum, for future reference.
     
  3. Majic

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    Get the .223 as it will be extremely difficult to make use of the range of the 22/250 with a handgun.
     
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    .223.
     
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    What are the purposes for your rifle?

    Short range and lots of shooting - definately .223Rem.

    Longer range (past 300 yds.) for Prairie Dogs or paper - most certainly the .22-250
     
  8. WayneConrad

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    I think a rifle chambered in .223 will last longer than .22-250 before the throat gets shot out, if that's a consideration to you. I've heard that .22-250 is a pretty "hot" round.
     
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    Fella's;

    The Remington XP100 is a pistol. Presuming that Auburn means the XP100, though he stated "XR-100". Given that a pistol is meant, the .223 would certainly be the cartridge of choice for me.

    As soon as Honda buys out Cerberus/Remington we'll see the XR100 pistol. It may redefine the term "horsepower" as applied to firearms. Snrk!

    900F
     
  10. 35Rem

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    THe XR-100 is a rifle based on the XP100 action. Target Rifle.
     
  11. quatin

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    Is .22-250 really better for long rang paper punching? I thought since .223 had heavier bullets available it would be a better choice.
     
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  13. Ready2Defend

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    Recoil energy and recoil velocity are comparible between 223 and 22-250

    Cartridge (Wb@MV) Rifle Weight /Recoil energy /Recoil velocity
    .223 Rem. (62 at 3025) 7.0 3.9 6.0
    .22-250 Rem. (55 at 3600) 8.5 4.7 6.0
    .30-06 Spfd. (180 at 2700) 8.0 20.3 12.8 (30-06 for comparison)

    www.chuckhawks.com/recoil_table.htm

    22-250 edges out the 223 in velocity and energy, but not by much:

    Cartridge (Wb + type) V/E @ Muzzle V/E @ 100 yds V/E @ 200 yds V/E @ 300 yds
    ..223 Rem. (55 VMX) 3240/1282 2859/998 2507/767 2181/581
    .22-250 Rem. (55 VMX) 3680/1654 3265/1302 2876/1010 2517/772

    www.chuckhawks.com/rifle_ballistics_table2.htm

    My bias is toward having fewer calibers to stock. If you are going to get a 223 AR later I would go with a 223 now. YMMV
     
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    I think that is, and should really be the key to deciding. Ammo cost and compatability IS nice, and a good thing, but usually not at the expense of getting a "less effective for the desired task" gun.
    JMHO.

    if the 2 runds are essentially the same, or will do the task equally well, I tend to go with my compulsion to add a new caliber. Bad move $$ wise, but I have a kind of OCD with aquiring lots of different calibers, even when a different one would work just as well. dont know why. I just seem to like to collect calibers, just like the guns themselves.Kinda stinks when its time to reload or order ammo though, but, oh well.
     
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