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Old April 17, 2013, 08:18 PM   #76
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.222 Rem brass is still available

222 brass
I still have this available if anyone is interested:
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... 360 pcs .222Rem brass (Remington headstamp).
... 40 rounds old .222Rem factory loads Remington R222R3 50gr PowerLoct HP.
... 11 pcs. .22-250Rem mixed brass.
... 16 rounds .22-250Rem old reloads marked, by my uncle, "55 gr Rem HP, 35.5 gr 4064".

If you might be interested email me sat: VA.Bowhunter@Verizon.net

Thanks for your time,
Mike
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Old April 17, 2013, 08:42 PM   #77
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Is the .222 remington

Sure wish I still had my Rem 600 in .222!
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Old April 17, 2013, 10:50 PM   #78
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Sure wish I still had my Rem 600 in .222!
Me too, except I never had one! I'd even take one of those Rem 600 white elephant 6.5 Rem Mag or .350 rem mags. It just goes to show you, that one of these rifles, the caliber popular or not, would be quite valuable!

BTW: I thought the rib was a nice touch, although many think it is "cheesy".

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Old May 10, 2013, 08:58 PM   #79
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why this thread can't be "old". It was just the other day I put it away for the winter. Brought it to work with me for the summer and just got it out and loaded a few rounds. Plan on packing it everywhere I go.
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Old May 12, 2013, 05:15 PM   #80
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I've had a Rem 700 in 222 for 30 some years. Don't shoot it much anymore. It's killed a lot of ground hogs. Sierra 50gr Blitz shoots good and Sierra 50gr match shoot better. Blitz or Hornady SX are better for ground hogs.
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Old October 5, 2013, 09:15 AM   #81
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222 may be obsolete, but it isn't dead yet.

My neighbor came over a while back and needed 222 ammo. I had one once so I still had dies and some brass lying around.

In spite of it's reputation, I had a Ihica LSA55 (Tikka) in 222 that I could not get too shoot, except with cast. It was a 50 yard varminter. That experience left me with a very poor opinion of the 222.

Fast forward 30 years and after having similar problems with a couple of 223Rems, I finally figured out what I had been doing wrong. I figured it out and my 223's rock, great shooters. I'd like that 222 back now.

Firstly, the 222 family does not reload like a 30-06, lots of differences. The "zone" is a lot smaller, and leaving the "zone" gets silly fast.

If you are new to reloading these (222, 223 or 222 Mag) I'll offer the following hints.

Start with CCI 450 primers, switch later if you want, but start with them, especially with ball powders.

When using ball powders, don't load below starting loads, and some starting loads may be erratic and display "funny" pressure signs.

Don't try and load to max. Max loads can go to very max, very quickly, if you want fast, buy a 22-250.

Try 40 gr bullets, (especially with 1-12 or 1-14 twist) they are not a long range bullet but they sure beat a 22RF. They shoot flat, work well to 150 yards and disintegrate when they hit dirt. Move up to 50 gr, then to 55 after you gain experience.

Use CFE 223 powder, as it is very stable and gives consistent loads. I use Hodgdon data and usually end up in the middle, half way between min and max. (I'm a bit of a renegade, I just start there, but I can't tell you to do that. What you load is your decision, not mine.)

These hints will fast track your success, and you'll feel like an expert in no time.

If you already are an experienced 222 etc. reloader, you probably stopped reading long ago, and that's ok.

Have fun.
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Old October 5, 2013, 02:40 PM   #82
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Now you can get a brand-new Winchester 1885 in .222 Remington.

Sure would go good with the old 10x 1" Unertl scope I've had mothballed for a while, now.
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Old October 7, 2013, 02:19 AM   #83
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Well since I started this thread, I've been shooting my 722 this summer and fall. I believe this rifle needed breaking in. My groups are tighter than ever no. I shot 3 half inch groups at the 200 yrd target. I bet the previous owner didn't even put 10 rounds through it. I like breaking in a 57 year old rifle. BTW, I saw 222 stocked at gander mountain yesterday.
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Old October 9, 2013, 10:52 PM   #84
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The CZ .222 Rem I shoot does its best with 40 gr. Nosler BT over 21 gr of IMR4198 with Rem 7 1/2 primers to light them up. Velocity over the chrony is 3350 fps give or take, and it is a good shooter. Recoil is really light, and the round is good past 200 yards for prairie poodles. It is so consistent and reliable kinda makes me wonder why there are other guns in the truck sometimes.

.222 Remmy is a great round in my opinion. A coworker told me he thought it was the best light varmint round made. It took a while to get the rifle broke in and settled down, but now I agree with him. Plan to wear it out if I live long enough, so resale value is the last thing I worry about.

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine, Coyota1
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Old October 10, 2013, 06:38 AM   #85
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The best .222 I've owned is a Sako Vixen , miniture action , 16 groove 23 1/2'' barrel , magazine capacity 8. This .222 was the choice of New Zealand professional Deer Cullers in the late 60s & 70s, 100s of 1,000s of rds of Sako Hammer Head ammo was imported. This was a 50gr heavier jacketed bullet, doing 3150fps. I still use MarkX mini Mauser today for Deer, Pig . Goat & long-range Rabbits.
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Old October 16, 2013, 09:15 AM   #86
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Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine, Coyota1
Colorado Redneck, I am enjoying mine probably as much as you do yours. I have left the 4x scope on it, and have been taking out crow at somewhere out between 150, and 200 yards with it, and I don't feel the need for more magnification.
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Old October 16, 2013, 02:58 PM   #87
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the .222 got a fox today and the shotgunbarrel got a bird the day before, handly littel 222/16g combo gun
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