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7th Caliber opinion: .222 Rem.

Old 10-07-2004, 07:41 AM
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Default 7th Caliber opinion: .222 Rem.

The "Triple Duece" is renowned for excellent accuracy, relativley quite report, and a strong following. THis is one that I have never had the privilage of shooting. I know it's not as powerful as the .223, (Thought they are close) but it's still cool. I had the chance once to buy one in a Remington 788, but I passed. Now I wonder what might have been...... What do you think?
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:24 PM
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Default RE: 7th Caliber opinion: .222 Rem.

.222Rem. was, and still is, an excellent cartridge. As noted, very accurate. But, I think
it's time has passed. The .223 has, for all practical purposes, replaced it. In fact, I don't know off hand of any major manufacturer chambering rifles for the .222 today.
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:20 PM
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I had a couple of them. The first was a Savage Bolt action model 340. I had one of those in 30-30 and 22 Hornet as well. They were a cheap looking rifle but shot well. The other was the Savage over and under 222 over 20 GA. I used the 222 for deer for several years and never had any trouble killing deer with it. It was a target cartridge for the Army for a while. It was chambered in a Heavy barreled Remington pump rifle and was deadly accurate. Good cartridge but no better than the 223 or 222 Rem Mag.
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Old 10-07-2004, 03:18 PM
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the only one i ever shot is a 20 year old smith and wesson with an old redfeild 4-12 scope. it has a hair trigger i don't know the poundage but when your finger touches that trigger it goes off. i don't like this much but my uncle dose. but boy dose it shoot small groups all the time no matter what kind of ammo you shoot though it. my uncle still has it and uses it on does once he has shot a buck with his 30-06. i love to shoot that gun and i think anyone would.

i remember when ever i shot that gun he would always stand behind me and say "don't put your finger anywhere near that trigger until you have the cross hair on the x."
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:04 PM
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Default RE: 7th Caliber opinion: .222 Rem.

It was fun to shoot, but I have no practical use for one. Not a deer cartridge by any stretch of the imagination and not as good a varmint catridge as the 22-250 Rem.
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