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Old 02-16-2002, 09:20 AM
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a sniper rifle?

I know that most are 308 cal, but due to the extreme accuracy associated with the 222 couldn't it be effective too?
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Old 02-16-2002, 09:25 AM
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Sorry double clicked

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Old 02-16-2002, 10:27 AM
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Seems a bit small, but accuracy is paramount, so maybe if the bullet is precisely placed.

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Old 02-16-2002, 10:43 AM
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Many departments in fact use a .223 for a 'tactical' role, for fear of over penetration issues/liability, etc. As most of these holed-up robber/hostage-taker scenarios unfold at distance of 40-50 yards, the .223 equivalent should suffice.
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Old 02-16-2002, 12:59 PM
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F4YG,
They make great sniper rifles for prarie dogs, ground hogs, and coyotes. Basically the equivalent to a .223 maybe a 100' per second slower than the .223. with any given load. The .223 with the faster twist barrels have an advantage of shooting heavier bullets. My preference in both calibers are 40 gr bullets. Light and fast. By the way my duece wears a McMillan sniper stock, so to answer your ? they make a decent sniper rifle.

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Old 02-16-2002, 01:15 PM
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I'm sure there isn't much difference between the 222 and 223.The 223 is much cheaper to shoot finding Surplus ammo.Of the two I would have to go with the 223 just for that reason. Ruger Redhawk
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Old 02-16-2002, 05:33 PM
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The 222 Rem has proven more accurate than the 223 Rem.
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Old 02-16-2002, 07:49 PM
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I used to think that the .222 was more accurate. Until I seen one of the US Army's .223's in action. Very impressive to say the least. The person shooting it was using a peep sight and keeping the groups in the .1 moa range.
The rifle was built on a Rem.700 action, and had one of the neatest externally adjustable triggers I have ever ran across. If I remember correctly each one of these rifles cost the military around $4000 each.

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Old 02-16-2002, 08:21 PM
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Yes I know about the Army shooting teams rifles, we have some too for the Air Force team. That still does not detract from the fact that the 222 Rem has been proven more accurate overall. Same concept as the 308 Win vs the 30-06 and the whole short magnum hype. The 222 has a shorter powder column and is one of the most accurate cartrides ever developed.
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Sure, why not? I've heard of .22 rimfires being used as sniper rifles in wartime.
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