I shoot a lot of .223 but do not have a bolt gun in that caliber.
Lots of options available for that caliber.
I have more experience with 22-250 have to say that is just about my favorite caliber.
There is just so much good about that round. I have been loading for that over 40 years and I never get tired of it.
Lots of long range shooters lean to the .223 and make no mistake, it is a good round.
I just like the 22-250 better.