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Thread: The accurate ,222 rem

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    The accurate ,222 rem

    I recently got my third rifle in ,222 rem. At 100m ita grouping around 10mm or 3/8".
    My other two grouped well to. One of them was a Savage 24 of and it was always under 1".
    And it seems non important what they are fed, always respectful accuracy.
    Why is the ,222 so forgiving and and overall accurate?
    For example my experience with the ,223 and 22-250 is not as pleasant?

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    there is no reason a well built 223 cannot keep up with a 222.
    but if you are comparing apples to oranges all bets off.
    what twist on the 223 and what twist on the 222 ??

    Quote Originally Posted by tjensen View Post
    I recently got my third rifle in ,222 rem. At 100m ita grouping around 10mm or 3/8".
    My other two grouped well to. One of them was a Savage 24 of and it was always under 1".
    And it seems non important what they are fed, always respectful accuracy.
    Why is the ,222 so forgiving and and overall accurate?
    For example my experience with the ,223 and 22-250 is not as pleasant?

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    The 222 is one of those cartridges that has the right case volume vs bore size to shoot more accurately overall than some of the other cartridges available. "Overall" means a hundred 222s vs a hundred 22-250s...the 222 will group better.

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    Could it be the long throat?

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    no
    Quote Originally Posted by tjensen View Post
    Could it be the long throat?

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    Ok
    I like it.

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