Reply with quote #1
I am going to be building a rig on a rem m700 short action.It will be used for crows chucks etc and , hopefully , someday a trip west for a p dog hunt.I am leaning toward the .204 ruger please either confirm my possible choice or try to sway me otherwise.
Reply with quote #2
223 Rem. Componants everywhere,cheap brass.burns less powder, no special dia cleaning rod/jags,can go to the Mom & Pop hardware store and get ammo etc.etc. If you have a choice get a faster 9 twist (factory) or 8 twist (aftermarket)barrel.and it's cheaper to shoot to boot.
Reply with quote #3
If you're really varmint 'Hunting', the 223 works out excellent. It's just a practical 500yd varmint cartridge.
Reply with quote #4
i agree 223 is a great case for the job.1:9 should do the job in twist.it will let you shoot from 40'S too 70's in bullet weight.love both of my 223's.
Reply with quote #5
I gotta go with the larger 22s, ie th 22-250 as if ya go with the lighter bullets ya got your 204 speed but you can also go heavier with good vel. for the windy type hunting out west. Mike
Reply with quote #6
Thanks for the info guys.I used to have a ruger MK 77 II in .220swift.after burning the throat out of it I had that action re barreled in 6.5 284. since then I have been without a varmint rifle.I guess I never gave the .223 any thought past an AR 15.I will give it some time on the front burner now.
Reply with quote #7
204, 223 or 22-250 depending on whichever boltface you may have. i would even consider a 6mmbr with a slow twist.
Reply with quote #8
223AI You can shoot both AI and standard 223, kill PD and fireform cases at the same time.