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Old September 19, 2000, 05:37 PM   #1
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I was wondering about the velocity differences between a .222 versus the .22-250. We have a 22-250 for varmints and shoot 55 grain. I found a gun in the model my brother likes (Mohawk 600 remington) but it's in .222, and we've never owned one. I know the caliber is about the same, but as for powder amounts, I'm not sure if it will perform as well as the .22-250. It will be used for fox and coyote, and lynx, and even wolves, out to maybe 500 yrds. What do others who have this cartridge have to say about it?
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Old September 19, 2000, 05:44 PM   #2
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The .222 was a champion benchrest cartridge at one time. Extremely accurate. But, I'd call it a 200-yard gun on foxes and coyotes.

I'd think the .22-250 would max out, pragmatically, at around 400 or so for foxes, and maybe 300/350 for coyotes. Somewhere out there, even the hot stuff drops below "blowup" velocities--and it's the blowup which lets a little .22 bullet do damage.

Most any loading manual can give you the various velocities...

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Old September 19, 2000, 10:07 PM   #3
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The .222 Remington will push a 55 grain bullet at about 3250 fps. The 22-250 pushes a 55 grain bullet at about 3650 fps.

That should give you some idea for comparison.
Old September 20, 2000, 01:33 AM   #4
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That's excactly what I needed. Thank you both.
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