I will start by admitting that I like the 222 Rem. Among other things, it was the first centerfire that I ever shot. While I have never owned one, when I finally decided to pick one up I couldn't find one--or the cartridges to use in it. (I "settled" for a Ruger Model 77 Lightweight in 223). I figured that the 223 Rem had finally killed it off and the 222 had gone the way of a number of other fine, useful cartridges like the 6 mm Rem, 257 Roberts, and 250 Savage. I was a bit surprised to find that one of the main online retailers had 222 Rem in stock from three manufacturers (CZ, Howa, and Savage). So, who can tell me why the 223 Remington did not make the 222 Remington completely obsolete?