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Which .222 Rem?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Scrumbag, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. BigG

    BigG Member

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    I recommend a Steyr Mannlicher if you want a top quality rifle.
     
  2. Scrumbag

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    Steyr Mannlichers are indeed good rifles, I just prefer M98 type actions...
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    I do not know of a true '98 action rifle in .222; not on this side of the pond at any rate.
    It works for .22-250 or 5.7x57 RWS, though.
     
  4. natman

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    The poster you're replying to said 222 Remington MAGNUM, which, alas, is indeed obsolete.
     
  5. DM~

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    Over the years i've had several .222's, with the most accurate being a Shilen action, McMilan bbl BR rifle i had back in the day when i shot BR.

    Anyway, i've never had a .222 that wasn't an excellent shooter, and this Savage 2400 (that i still have) is no exception,

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    I've made some fantastic shots on small game with that gun, using reloaded ammo, with bullets i made from spent 22LR cases!

    DM
     
  6. Savage99

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    Search for a popular cartridge in a rifle that you prefer. The .222 bolt face actions may be more limited there than those of 22-250 or .220 Swift bolts.

    Cartridges can be loaded down but not up.

    The old .222 Rem 722 was a cheap gun. All stampings, no machinery.

    Sako made some beautiful rifles and there may be others there from Europe.

    Also the .22 Hornet may be found there. I never liked that round for it's weak brass.

    For varmints I have had many rifles. Of late I carry the Swift more just because.

    Here is an old High Wall in .219 Improved Zipper.

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  7. Scrumbag

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    Jim, you are right. I would settle for something looking like a 98 rather than true 98. I do like CRF though...
     
  8. Scrumbag

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    Savage99, love the setting!
     
  9. Hopkins

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    Simply loading a 220 Swift or 22-250 down will not yield the inherent accuracy that the .222 enjoys. If cartridge design could be reduced to a velocity and projectile set of variables that delivered uniform results there would be very few case designs. The Swift and 22-250 are the go to .22's for varmint hunting performance but don't shine in the bench rest tests. Until the 6 & 22PPC pushed it out of the way .222 was an easy choice for that task. I doubt many 22-250 and Swift advocates would be quiet long if they had to listen to claims that the .223 is an equal to or superior varmint cartridge choice to the Swift and 22-250.
     
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  10. Hopkins

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    I noticed in another forum that Savage chambers several versions of the Model 25 in .222 Remington.
     
  11. 6.5swede

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    Hard to beat a Sako L461 Vixen in 222 or L46 Riihimaki. They pop up on various gun auction sites fairly frequently. Very well made, balanced rifles with an action designed for the 222 cartridge.

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  12. Bushpilot

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    The .222 has always been one of my personal favorites. I have a plain looking old Remington 788, 222 that has had a trigger job and glass bedding with a 12X Leupold scope that will easily out-shoot many rifles that cost several times as much with almost any ammo I run through it. I haven't personally seen or shot anything that is similar in weight or barrel profile that can readily surpass it. Now I'm certain that there are many other 222s or 22 and 6mm PPC sporters out there that will surely best it, but I'm also sure that they cost much, much more than the $200 I paid for my 788! I also have a Remington model 7, 222 that is no slouch accuracy wise either and makes for a very handy little varmint rifle. Not that I need another 222 but next one I buy will be the CZ....
     
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  13. roc1

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    My vote goes to the old Remington model 788 I have if you can find one. I found mine in a pawn shop couple yrs ago.
    Roc1
     
  14. Scrumbag

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    Interesting the support for older Remingtons though I am leaning towards a CZ or even an older BSA...
     
  15. husker

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    I would like to toss out the old Remington 600s & Mo-Hawk 600s,
    But I cant/Man they just want way to much for them anymore.
     
  16. redmule

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    The duce is just a very useful everyday gun. Hard to beat in any of its renditions . Mine is an older Remington 700 ADL with a 10X Redfield. Just a great rifle.

    Rusty
     
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