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Location: new brunswick
Joined: 12/07/2006
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22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

just thought i'd start a little debate on which one all of you perfer over the other. now i know theres alot of factors involved such as hunting or plinking and so on. myself i'm obsessed with the 22-250 so i cant really say to much about the other 2 calibers. i know the 223 is alot cheaper to shoot and doesnt damage pelts as badly, but i just dont find it has the spunk like the 250 does. what do you all thing.....happy postings guys Thumbs up

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Location: Misouri
Joined: 11/30/2005
Posts: 365
22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

223 fer me. Reasons are my own neener! .

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Location: Nova Scotia
Joined: 08/17/2002
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22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

I own a 220 swift and have shot a 223 but not the 22-250. I love the 220 but it is nearly the same as the 22-250 with maybe a slight edge in velocity. Thumbs up

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Location: Olympia, WA
Joined: 04/25/2005
Posts: 69
22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

I'm a fan of the tried and true .223, I have heard that the 22-250 and the 220 swift although extremley accurate and fast, can be barrel eaters. If we had prairie dogs where I live I would probably invest in a 22-250 for a varmint gun.

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Location: new brunswick
Joined: 12/07/2006
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22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

stevens model 200 $325 canadian. so if it lasts me 1000 rds i'll be happy Laugh

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Joined: 01/18/2007
Posts: 45
22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

223 for being easier on factory barrels and you can load more rounds out of 1 lb of powder. For flatter trajectory when varmit hunting past 300 yds, either of the other two rounds has an edge if your willing to pay for it. Some prefer the 220 swift or the 22-250 for deer hunting, though I have not taken any deer with a 22 and don't have any immediate plans to use one.

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Location: new brunswick
Joined: 12/07/2006
Posts: 429
22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

dropped a cow moose one time out of season with 22-250...long story but to make it short she only went 40 yards or so and dropped stone dead. shot was in front shoulder

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Location: Minnesota/South Dakota
Joined: 09/06/2006
Posts: 87
22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

Hey Wonsky, OUT OF SEASON? And with a savage product to boot, lol, dont let that accuracy of the savage barrel get to ya. neener! JK 223 for me also, in a savage 110E, cheap to shoot and kills lots of critters and the occaisional doe.

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Location: Idaho
Joined: 02/28/2006
Posts: 162
22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

I'm a high volume shooter, 1500 rounds a year or so. The .223 will only burn a barrel every 4-5 years instead of every year. Not as powerful as a 22-250 but just as accurate. If I only shot 100 rounds a year or so, I would rather have the power for extra range, but I can't afford a new barrel every year.
Hank

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Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
Posts: 1300
22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

I've had a 223 and a 22-250. Never shot a 220. Both fired bullets up to 55gr, with great accuracy. The frustration I had was where I shot these rounds it was always extremely windy. I tried a 243gr with better results but not to my satisfaction. I ended up using a 270win and now a 270wsm.
At the time I was looking for a round that would beat the strong winds a bit better. I didn't have a lot of extra money. So, having a rifle built was out of the question. If I could have found a 264wm in left hand. I'd probably still be using it.
If I were to choose to buy another one of the three. I would probably get a 223 because of the cost of the rounds and wear on barrels.
Having never shot a 220 swift. I would say that my favorite, of the three is the 22-250. If I were to have one built I would consider a 22/243, with a 1 in 9 twist, and watch those bullets burn up the atmosphere.

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Location: pennsylvania
Joined: 01/27/2007
Posts: 131
22-250 , 223 or 220 ???

.220 swift for me not that i'm opposed to the others i've never shot out a barrel yet and i shoot and reload alot for my swift. if you are shooting out a barrel that often let it cool once in a while, most barrels are not shot out the throat is usually the problem and thats easy to fix, by a gunsmith for a lot less then a new barrel. Thumbs up