22-250 vs 223

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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by brett1868 » 21 Sep 2015, 9:44 pm

petemacsydney wrote:is the kick much more than a 223?


Come over to my desk on Friday and I'll punch you in the shoulder a few times so you get an idea of how it recoils. Might take me a few punches to warm up though :lol:
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by bigfellascott » 21 Sep 2015, 10:19 pm

rsj223 wrote:
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happyhunter wrote:Depends on how much noise you want to make. Get both if undecided.


whats the noise difference like?


Ones a BOOM (22.250) the others a CRACK (223) 22.250 being louder (more powder = more noise obviously.

That Boom sound is the best, would it be similar to .308 without the kick?


Sorta similar I reckon, not quite but similar. :thumbsup:
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by bigfellascott » 21 Sep 2015, 10:22 pm

petemacsydney wrote:is the kick much more than a 223?


Much a muchness for me, certainly nothing to worry about at all (I can still watch foxes being red misted at nearly 300m at night (HB Howa). :thumbsup:
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by petemacsydney » 22 Sep 2015, 8:57 am

brett1868 wrote:
petemacsydney wrote:is the kick much more than a 223?


Come over to my desk on Friday and I'll punch you in the shoulder a few times so you get an idea of how it recoils. Might take me a few punches to warm up though :lol:


But I usually shoulder the rifle butt to my face?
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by petemacsydney » 22 Sep 2015, 8:59 am

Elmer wrote:Get both mate, Ive got 3 sako 85s LVSS a .223 , 22-250 and a .260....will be using the 250 from 400-550 maybe 600yds and have used the .223 to smack bunnies out to 450yds. Both are very accurate but if your content to limit your self to about 450yds well then I would stick with the .223. Check out my youtube channel , have got some good long range shots with the .223.

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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by winchestersx » 22 Sep 2015, 10:06 am

22-250 is more fun to shoot than 223. I would buy the 22-250.
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by MalleeFarmer » 29 Jan 2016, 6:37 pm

.250 v fox headshot. Best thing about the 250 is the sound. :shock: :thumbsup: You can actually feel the very significant pressure increase rather than just hear it! It's awesome! :drinks:
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by Browning » 31 Jan 2016, 7:41 pm

Unless you've got a medical prob, your shoulder is made of butter or you're not eating enough cement mix, don't even think about recoil....
Honestly, if recoil is an issue on either a 223 or 250, find another sport..
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by Rakk » 01 Feb 2016, 3:14 pm

One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that velocity is a real bastards when it comes to steel targets.

Plates that will deflect a .308 with a slight dimple, the 22-250 can go straight through. Or damage much more significantly and wear through in short order.

Seriously strong targets are required if you want them to last, otherwise use something you consider more disposable.
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by MalleeFarmer » 01 Feb 2016, 8:10 pm

Rakk wrote:One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that velocity is a real bastards when it comes to steel targets.

Plates that will deflect a .308 with a slight dimple, the 22-250 can go straight through. Or damage much more significantly and wear through in short order.

Seriously strong targets are required if you want them to last, otherwise use something you consider more disposable.


I use both the .308 and the .22-250 and I have found that neither make a large mark on a bisalloy plate at 100-200 yards
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by bigfellascott » 01 Feb 2016, 10:01 pm

MalleeFarmer wrote:
Rakk wrote:One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that velocity is a real bastards when it comes to steel targets.

Plates that will deflect a .308 with a slight dimple, the 22-250 can go straight through. Or damage much more significantly and wear through in short order.

Seriously strong targets are required if you want them to last, otherwise use something you consider more disposable.


I use both the .308 and the .22-250 and I have found that neither make a large mark on a bisalloy plate at 100-200 yards


This one got nailed by my 250 at around 80m from memory :lol: Hardox 500 plate and she sailed straight through it, the 338 Lap, 308 and 223 hardly made a scratch.

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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by MalleeFarmer » 02 Feb 2016, 8:48 am

S#!t what load is that with?
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Re: 22-250 VS .223..... School me!

Post by Rakk » 09 Feb 2016, 10:49 am

Yep, that'd be what I was talking about.
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Re: 22-250 vs 223

Post by bones-350 » 20 Oct 2016, 9:10 pm

I got a ,223 and a 22,250 and my peace maker 7mm rem mag.
Personally if had my time again I would go for a .243 win instead of the 22.250
.223 rem .243 win and my 7mm rem mag. would cover all bases.
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Re: 22-250 vs 223

Post by John » 12 Apr 2020, 10:41 am

Personally not a big fan of the 22/250 but you can stretch the shots out a lot more than the .223 if you think your gunna want to take longer shots on thin skinned game it’s not a bad option I use to use a 220 swift that was a bit finicky to load but had very impressive results at longer ranges if there wasn’t any wind around the standard 220 was hard on cases they stretched a lot I had mine improved for that reason but than barral life became a problem still a great gun I’m not sure how the 250s stand up barrel and case life I haven’t used one long enough to gage that one.
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Re: 22-250 vs 223

Post by Ziege » 12 Apr 2020, 1:59 pm

Now that I handload, I would have gone 220 swift, but in saying that I don't think I would have shot anything with it my 223 couldn't
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Re: 22-250 vs 223

Post by boingk » 01 Aug 2020, 9:28 pm

Brain says 223 gets the vote. 22-250's aren't a bad cartridge at all but are a bit of an intermediate IMO. Sure they're fast and fast is nice, but why not have the power to go with it? Just get a 223 and you'll be right.

Heart, however, says get the 22-250 and load those fahkers up to 4000fps and ledder rip sunshine!

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