$1,500-$2,500. The .222 Remington was a popular target cartridge from its introduction until the mid-1970s and still enjoys a reputation for accuracy. Swapping out the whole trigger is by far the BEST way, but having owned a pile of 788's over the years I can say that because they have been out of production for so long and so few people are tuning them up anymore that sometimes the triggers are not in stock for long periods of time. Due to the adoption by NATO the .223 is expected to be the more popular choice in a few years by European shooters. As such, it was an entirely new design, without a parent case. Yet the ballistics listed for the two rounds are really close for the same weight bullets. .222 vs .223 vs .22-250 vs .220 swift vs .243 for Range/Accuracy Showing 1-45 of 45 messages Modify Search . WOW Jim, dont know what set you off but you seem to be a flaming azzhole for no reason. $200-$300. How good is your hold from the position you are shooting from. Login / Join. Eventually the .270 caliber (.277" or 6.8 mm) was settled on, using a case based on the 30 Remington. I always have used hearing protection when I shoot my .222 and any other firearm. Featuring the industry leading polymer tipped Hornady® V-MAX® bullet that delivers match accuracy and rapid fragmentation, Superformance® Varmint ammunition from Hornady® extends current varmint cartridge efficiency and performance. For the vintage .222 twisted 1:14, continue to enjoy the great performance with bullets that work with the twist. Alle zeigen 223 Rem. Remington 222 High Pressure Proof Loads (12) - .222 Rem. Good choice VarmintGuy, I also have a Remington 40X 222 Rem great rifle. $100-$200. chill out a bit and bring a better attitude. I routinely connect on ground hogs past 300 with 40 grain pills and H322. Save Search. I never had a problem with my 788 to 300 yds with a 50g pill either. From its introduction in 1950, through the 1970’s the .222 was the cartridge of choice for benchrest competitors. The Remington 700 Tactical AAC-SD shot sub-moa groups with a variety of … mil -dot reticle, which is a very effective tool for long-range shooting, but it can … For the best results with long and heavy match bullets, a .308 Win. Sub MOA load, High BC bullet good drop chart and turrets. Of course, you're going to have to determine what range YOU can hit a small target. Good enough to kill the 3 groundhogs I shot today with mine. Typical maximum ranges run 225-300 yards. ie surveyors tape. Optimal results are achieved in all firearms, and Superformance Varmint ammunition is safe to use in all action types, including semi-autos. gun) I have a new .223 Rem in Remington 700 SFII with 26 inch barrel with 1 in 12 twist and Hornady list there new 53 gr V Max superformance load at 3465 FPS in a 24 inch barrel. The .223 Remington (right) shares identical outside dimensions as the 5.56 NATO (left) but is not fully interchangeable. Some cheaters in the field help. For instance the.222 is 2734 with the 70 grn. $0.647 - $2.15 . bullets, but for most hunting situations, that won’t pose a huge issue, unless the long range game is your passion. The .222 Remington, also known as the triple deuce, triple two, and treble two, is a centerfire rifle cartridge. Superformance® Varmint is 100 to 200 fps FASTER than ANY conventional ammunition. I agree that the deuce isn't finicky. Common examples of such varmint cartridges include the .17 Rem, .204 Ruger, .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .22-250, .220 Swift, .243 Win., 6mm Rem. Boatanchor: What model and barrel length is your 40X? On a calm weekend 3 summer's ago I shot 40 rockchucks with it from 325yds to 400yds using 40gr Blitzking's and VVN130. Factory.222 ammunition was loaded with a new 50-grain softpoint bullet that delivered 3,140 fps and demolished 'chucks and other critters out to 250 yards. Traditionally, it propels a 55-grain bullet at 3,240 fps – a notable increase in velocity and effective range when compared to the .222 Remington. -Al P.S. No Reserve. It is suitable for the same range of purposes as .222 Remington, and will add some yards to the effective range. At the same time the sport of benchrest shooting was newly emerging. Hornady is also experiencing extremely high demand for ammunition, bullets and components, and due to current market conditions, we are also experiencing delays in processing and shipping of all orders. Depending on the load, 150 yards may be a better estimate. 79inpa: I have a VERY accurate 222 Remington Rifle that I bought and set up back in 1995. only you would recommend folks shoot high power rifles without hearing protection. Affectionately nicknamed the “Triple Deuce”, the .222’s proven performance has become legendary. While there's no reason you … I'd agree with 300 yards. Past 300 yards though it starts getting a bit tougher and its easier to pull out the bigger guns. Show all 223 Rem. Good shootin'. and you dont need hearing protection.........what's not to like ? October 24th, 2008 Dedicated Website for .222 Remington Fans. Realistically, the maximum effective range for the .35 Remington for most shooters is 200 yards. And a .222 Remington is a bit much for rabbit. Supercharge your varmint rifle with Hornady Superformance® Varmint ammunition - It really IS…rocket science! The rifle's range is probably about 200 yards for a fox, 100 yards for a rabbit, and who knows for a wild dog. Speed Kills! Last week we revealed that Lapua will resume production of .222 Remington Brass.If you’re thinking of chambering a rifle in this very accurate caliber, or if you already have a .222 Rem, we’ve found a … How well can you read the wind, how well you read the animal meaning how long is that pig going to sit there. Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3. Boatanchor: Also this - I just got a chance to review this thread and did not see any comments from you on ranges or useages of your 222 Remington. Yes, for shots out past 350 yards, the.223 made things easier, but the challenge of reading the wind became much more important at the edge of the.222’s effective range, and really sharpened the eye. Also stock up on ammo and gun accessories for your 222 Remington rifle. I do have trouble holding much better than .4 inches on a regular basis, however my rest really isn't the greatest. From an accuracy standpoint it has proved over the past 30 years to be slightly superior to the 222, and can be loaded to near 22-250 velocities for hunting purposes, giving it a 75 to 100 yd effective range advantage over the 222. The design is a rimless bottleneck with a small rifle primer, and is an original with out a parent case. It is a solid 300 yard varmint round and a bit further if you know your rifle and load, I know a guy with a 40X in 222 and has made some very long, I4198 20.5-21.5 50 baltip. bullet and the.223 is 2753 fps. Shop online for the best selection and prices of 222 Remington rifles at Hinterland Outfitters. The .222 will give the best accuracy will the lower B.C. Several of the older books say that the gun is good for about 200 yards. Sign up to receive new product announcements, special offers, and the annual product catalog. The ballistic performance of the .222 Remington is for a 40, 50, 55, and 60 grain at 3,583 ft/s (40 gr), 3,168 ft/s (50 gr), 3,095 ft/s (55 gr), 2,937 ft/s (60 gr). effective range is listed as up to 250 yds. Login / Join. ingwe is correct IMO - at 300 hits are fairly easy once past that the odds of not hitting increase dramatically. But it was the third chambering that garnered the most attention: the new.222 Remington, which had a 26-inch barrel. February 14th, 2014 TripleDeuce.Net Website for .222 Remington Shooters. The .222 became popular as a varmint rifle and was als… In 2004 the new cartridge was announced as the 6.8 Remington. A really good 222 combination is with the Nosler 40 gr. That accomplishment was shot by Mac McMillan on Sept. 23, 1973, during a NBSRA-sanctioned match at the Skunk Creek rifle range near Phoenix, Ariz. Chambered in.222 Rem., the 10½-lb. The 26" barreled #1 I like to use in the briar patches doesn't exactly knock one's proverbial socks off when it comes to recoil or noise, but I still prefer to use hearing protection - and I don't have near as much to protect as I did only 30 or 50 years ago. $57.00: 0 $57.00 $65.00: 2d 18h 38m 14423286. First introduced by Remington in 1950, the .222 Remington was designed primarily as a varmint cartridge. Download the Get Loaded® and Safe & Secure promo redemption forms. $1,000-$1,500. These are ten of the top varmint rifle choices on the market right now. Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. .17 Remington.222 Remington.223 Remington.22-250 Remington 6mm Remington.243 Winchester 7.62×39mm.308 Winchester: Action: Bolt action, 90° rotating bolt, two locking lugs: Effective firing range: 800 m: Feed system: 3, 5 or 10-round detachable single stack box magazine: Sights: Day or night optics; open or aperture iron sights I am wondering how far you think that the 222 remington is good for as a varmit gun. BTip and H4198. Beginning in 1950 the .222 Remington was the varmint and small game cartridge by which all others to come later would be judged. Superformance® Varmint ammunition delivers muzzle velocity increases of 100 to 200 feet per second from EVERY gun. I have 2 Remington 700 Classics in 222 Remington that actually prefer 40 grain bullets (one likes the 40 Nosler Ballistic Tips … Interest in the .222 Remington cartridge has revived following Lapua’s decision in 2009 to resume production of .222 Remington Brass.If you’re thinking of chambering a rifle in this very accurate caliber, or if you already have a .222 Rem, we’ve found a useful resource on the web for you. Lethality in soft tissue was never addressed. almost no recoil and you dont need hearing protection.........what's not to like ? It is suitable for the same range of purposes as .222 Remington, and will add some yards to the effective range. It remains a popular varmint cartridge at short and medium ranges with preferred bullet weights of 40-55 grains and muzzle velocities from 3000-3500 fps. WOW Jim, dont know what set you off but you seem to be a flaming azzhole for no reason. Due to the adoption by NATO the .223 is expected to be the more popular choice in a few years by European shooters. An adjustable objective (AO) or side focus scope adjustable for parallax is recommended. Polymer tipped Hornady V-MAX® or NTX® bullets deliver match accuracy and rapid fragmentation. Right now I only have 1 222Rem, but it is one of my favorites. This from a machine gun. Does anyone know how hard it is to have a trigger tuned down to 2.5-3.25 pounds on a remington 788? Order now! This new bullet has a listed B.C. The scope's range is infinite. The.222 Rem. Berger, but I've run it comfortably to 300 with holdover. Both benchrest and varminting demanded accurate, light recoiling, high velocity cartridges and the .222 … And at only $74.95, the M722 was inexpensive. Gain a deep knowledge of ballistic science and access our improved ballistic calculator. The .221 B.C. Varmint hunters can now reap the benefits of Hornady® Superformance® propellant technology in their favorite varmint cartridges. Mine will put anything into less than an inch. BL-C(2) powder. of that bullet @ 3,700 brings the 222 Rem to a whole new level. That said we have the new plastic tipped bullets and more modern propellants than the had back in the 70s. The .222 Remington has been a favorite cartridge for both target shooters and varmint hunters for nearly 60 years. $400-$500. of ,290 sounds like a great load. 3,700 fps with sub .250 groups is routine. However, nowdays with a good scope and more modern powders and bullets you can push that out to 350 as a general rule (no wind etc) It will do on P-Dogs out to 400 if you can shoot well and know your tool. Yet, the .222 hangs on, with ammunition produced by Hornady , Federal , Remington , Nosler and HSM . In this video I will be reviewing, testing and discussing the Remington 788 rifle, and the .222 Remington cartridge. $2.98: 0 $2.98 $3.00: 3d 12h 47m ... PRICE RANGE $0-$100. For sporting purposes the cartridge is normally at its best using bullets of 60 grains or less. The .22-250 was more powerful but much noisier and harder on barrels. I've made a lucky assed shot past 450 on a PDwith a 50 gr. IF you want to extend the effective range of your 222 then I think I would recommend a heavier bullet than the 40 grainers. I would not be afraid to push that gun on Pa ground gizz to 600 yards. Hard to find a triple deuce that will not shoot well with that combo. My other gun has an 8 pounder. Saved Searches. Find your best price for 222 Rem Ammo | Bulk 222 Rem Ammunition - AmmoSeek.com Search Engine 2020. The current 5.56 NATO is the M855 (US designation) for the SSS109 specification. Introduced in 1950, it was the first commercial rimless .22 (5.56 mm) cartridge made in the United States. I also have target turret's on my scope. You should probably stick to .22LR for them. Optimal results are achieved in ALL firearms, including semi-autos. The .222 Remington was a popular target cartridge from its introduction until the mid-1970s and still enjoys a reputation for inherent accuracy. Introducing the latest products from the worldwide leader in ammunition. Best of luck either way. © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) Copyright Hornady®, Designed and developed by IdeaBank Marketing. Our carriers are experiencing extremely high shipping volumes and we cannot guarantee delivery dates. BuyItNow! Cartridge Type: Rifle Height: 1.7" Width: 0.378" Average FPS: 3167 Average Energy: 1091 Average Gr: 49 Recoil: 0.74 Power Rank: 1.55 of 20 The .222 Remington was designed in 1950 by Mike Walker. For sporting purposes the cartridge is normally at its best using bullets of 60 grains or less. In 2002 the US military and Remington began experimenting with cartridges to deliver more effective power for special operations command (SOCOM) soldiers. in the old reloading manuals that I have. Accuracy, increased range, flatter trajectory, less wind drift and devastating terminal results are all realized with Superformance® Varmint ammunition. Superformance ® Varmint ammunition delivers muzzle velocity increases of 100 to 200 feet per second from EVERY gun. and similar cartridges. It remains a popular vermin or "varmint" cartridge at short and medium ranges with preferred bullet weights of 40–5… 222 Rem 50 gr V-MAX® Superformance® Item #8316 | 20/Box . BuyItNow! PA coyotes that is a solid 300 yard gun if you can hit a 4 inch target from that postion in that condition. My one 222 had a 3 pound trigger when I got it on the used market. $500-$1,000. It fired a 62-grain steel-cored bullet to pass the NATO required to penetrate helmets at long range. Superformance® Varmint ammunition delivers muzzle velocity increases of 100 to 200 feet per second from EVERY gun. Accuracy, increased range, flatter trajectory, less wind drift and devastating terminal results are all realized with Superformance ® Varmint ammunition.. Find a Retailer It only gets worse (louder and more changing sounds) as life goes down the yellow brick road. My 700 ADL came chambered in 223 Remington with a 24″ long, 1:12″ twist, sporter-profile barrel and a synthetic stock. Thank you for your understanding and support. A quick amd cheap way to fix a 788 trigger, and many others, is to trade out the trigger return spring inside the trigger mechanism with one that is made from lighter spring material such as the spring kits available from Brownells. Not to sound like a smart ass, but it is more about what you can do. This a average group is from my old 40 X BR in 222 Remington. Sat behind a highly accurate 222Rem and shot rabbits at a lasered 220-270 yards with monotonous regularity. I have had tinnitus since late 1960's and it is NOT something I would wish on anybody. Damn, I must be a weenie! $300-$400. Rem Mag Cartridge - .222 Rem. Accuracy, increased range, flatter trajectory, less wind drift and devastating terminal results are all realized with Superformance® Varmint ammunition. Achieve superior accuracy, increased range, flatter trajectory, less wind drift. For many match shooters the relatively slow 1:12″ twist almost seems silly; however, these rifles were built and marketed primarily for hunting light game and varmints, where bullets lighter than 55 grains are fairly common. 20.5 -21.5 I4198 40 vMX. The .222 Remington was designed to handle game of up to 40 pounds out to 200-250 yards. Modify Search. 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