204 or 22/250

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andy66
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by andy66 » 18 Sep 2018, 15:15

Have you tried some light projectiles in the .223 Chris such as the vmax 53gr which has a good bc? My vote goes to the 22-250 if I had to choose either from your choice as my .223 does everything and more than the 204 can do.

poppy mae
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by poppy mae » 18 Sep 2018, 15:27

Its the feo end thats the runaround , i got a price off Steve Kershaw ( recommended by a lot of people ) for a Sassen stainless barreel 1-10 twist , any length , screw cut , thread protector , proofed , think it was under 700 pounds , Bartlein match barrel about the 900 pound mark , depends on what you want , maybe easier sell the 223 and put in for a variation for a 204 , i reasoned got a Tikka in a grs stock , ase mod , riflemags magazine , probably wouldnt get a great deal for it , so a nice new rifle with all the bits be well over a grand , so a rebarrel would be justified as already have the bits....been meaning to get it sorted with the feo , just got my renewal back , so give them a buzz in a week or two , see how things pan out....

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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by poppy mae » 18 Sep 2018, 15:53

At the end of the day , its what floats your boat , as they will all shoot and kill vermin at the end of the day with the right ammo....

Chrissmith0881
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by Chrissmith0881 » 18 Sep 2018, 16:57

I have all the stuff thats why im now wondering about a rebarrel save wasting some money :thumbup:

poppy mae
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by poppy mae » 18 Sep 2018, 17:20

You could try some 40g 223 ammo , if you want to speed things up.....

Ttocs
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by Ttocs » 18 Sep 2018, 18:20

Don’t believe everything you read, opinions are like er... noses, everyone’s got one. The 223 won’t doe everything the 204 will do and more; nor will the 204 do everything a 223 will do. They’re different with their own pros and cons. However, a 22-250 will do all a 223 will do and more(in my opinion).
But a 204 40gn bullet is ballistically better than a 40gn 223 bullet (fact).
I use a 204 because I wanted something different. I’m very happy with my choice. My stainless Tikka t3X Lite with DPT Mod,is light, has a smooth very bolt, nice trigger and, even with the Drone 10x on top, cloverleafs at 100m using 32gn Hornady V-Max. There’s little recoil so I can see the impact, ammo is £21 for 20 and zeroed at 100m, it’s point and shoot up to 250m (high optical centre line helps here); but I rearley shoot foxes beyond 200m, it’s just not necessary where I shoot. There’s no doubt the 223 would do just the same job, I just wanted a 204.
Ttocs

andy66
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by andy66 » 18 Sep 2018, 18:39

poppy mae wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 17:20
You could try some 40g 223 ammo , if you want to speed things up.....
I gave the 40grain 223 ammo a go but they where nowhere near as flat shooting as the 53gr vmax.

Kevgun
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by Kevgun » 19 Sep 2018, 07:27

Get into reloading Chris, then run some 40 grain's my Gamekeeper mate swears by them Nosler ballistic tip running@ 3500 fps Nowt wrong with .223
you just have to believe in what your shooting .204,223,22.250, 243 all knock Foxes over with no problem at all, but as with most shooting most of the problems are in your head, ( except the wandering zero on a Drone ) the .223 is cheap to reload for and there's a massive selection of ammo for it.
i would stick with what you have, what Barrel twist rate do you have, i know the T3 is offered in 1:12 and 1:8 and a 50+ grain pill in a 1:12 would have marginal stability. so would suit a lighter pill, my 22.250 is 1:14 and it doesn't like some 50 gr pills i done about 1500 + rounds with it now so a new 1:8 twist barrel is next on my shopping list.

Neil McKillop has just put a Bartlein 5R Barrel on my .243 and he has done and 1st class job so i would highly recommend him, should you go down the new barrel route.

My Sako 85 bloody fantastic he has also built me a Picatinny rail on to the rifle becuase with the optiloc system mounting NV is limited, i did have a Contessa rail which was lop sided, so not good, i'm just developing a load for it at the moment using 95gr ballistic tip


for those Windy nights.

And for those very windy nights a 6.5 CM 140 grain

Kev

Chrissmith0881
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by Chrissmith0881 » 19 Sep 2018, 07:33

Kev my 223 is a 22 inch barrel 1:8 twist t3 lite

Kevgun
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Re: 204 or 22/250

Post by Kevgun » 19 Sep 2018, 08:46

Should be good with 50 grain pills then Chris.

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