remington 700 .222mag

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beaver48
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remington 700 .222mag

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would like to hear from other rem. 700 .222mag owners. what is yall's experience with the .222mag.
usabaker
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Re: remington 700 .222mag

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I was looking at one of these yesterday at the gunshop, I was tempted to buy it but because I don't know anything about the round, it didn't bite the bullet and bring it home. It would be interesting to hear what people think of the round, the 700 itself is rock solid.
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Re: remington 700 .222mag

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You need to ask yourself "WHY do I want to own one of those?"
They're strictly a "roll your own" proposition. (unless you stumble into some loaded rounds)
Do you already have the brass to load? (it's pretty expensive IF it's available)
Do you already have the dies and other equipment to load them?

Or, do you just want to collect something that's pretty rare?

I just checked with MidwayUSA and they have SOME brass, but it's almost $1.00 per case.

I already have a couple of .222 Remingtons (standard round) rifles and don't believe the Magnum version would do any more than the standard round would do.
Same comments regarding the .22-250, .223 or others in that category. Those are typically easier to find or cheaper to shoot.

Personally, I wouldn't buy one unless it was dirt cheap and I had no intentions of shooting it.......to just collect one of that variety.


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Re: remington 700 .222mag

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Wulfman wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:54 am Or, do you just want to collect something that's pretty rare?
Den... That's pretty much it, I collect odd things, I'm attracted to the odd calibers and older rifles (not that it's an old rifle) Just picked you a 721 in 300 H&H for those reasons.

For that .222 I was looking at I was on the fence, I just dished out $495.00 + DROS on the 721 and I didn't know anything about the .222 cartridge. I'd bet though if I hadn't just bought the 721, I would have bought that rifle and worry how I felt about it later ;)
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Re: remington 700 .222mag

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usabaker wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:31 pm
Wulfman wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:54 am Or, do you just want to collect something that's pretty rare?
Den... That's pretty much it, I collect odd things, I'm attracted to the odd calibers and older rifles (not that it's an old rifle) Just picked you a 721 in 300 H&H for those reasons.

For that .222 I was looking at I was on the fence, I just dished out $495.00 + DROS on the 721 and I didn't know anything about the .222 cartridge. I'd bet though if I hadn't just bought the 721, I would have bought that rifle and worry how I felt about it later ;)
Yeah, I know what you mean. About 30 years ago I passed up a 721 in .300 H&H for about $225.00 and have somewhat regretted that decision since. But, money was tighter back then, too.

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Re: remington 700 .222mag

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I think all of us gun-type have passed and then regret, I've regretted more that I have sold than not bought. The .222 is still on my mind so I might call and asked about it tomorrow. The gun store is only open Wednesday and Saturday/
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Re: remington 700 .222mag

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i like a challenge and the .222 mag has proved to be one. don't know why dies are so hard to find when other oddball and obsolete cartridge's are available. does anybody have any reloading data with modern powders, varget, cfe223 etc.
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Re: remington 700 .222mag

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beaver48 wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:26 pm i like a challenge and the .222 mag has proved to be one. don't know why dies are so hard to find when other oddball and obsolete cartridge's are available. does anybody have any reloading data with modern powders, varget, cfe223 etc.
Lyman 50th Edition has a really good section on the .222 Remington Magnum, But you can also just visit the power manufactures site and grab load data. You can get the free Accurate Powder load data book here --> http://www.ramshot.com/wp-content/uploa ... 1613692225

On page 52 (54 on PDF) it has loads for Accurate 2015, 2230, 2460, and 2520.
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