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Posted: 7/26/2003 8:56:04 AM EDT
Hi everyone:

I have an AR15 IN .222 REMINGTON as in my country 223 is restricted for military.
My question is: with a 55 grain A-max (ballistic tip) and a muzzle speed of 3190 (looking at the loading board), what´s the maximun range in target shooting terms. Shooting a target placed at 300 meters (330 yards),can be compared in accuracy to a 308?

Greetings from Rapaz Spain
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 9:09:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/26/2003 9:14:17 AM EDT by Gunslinger808]
The .222(mag.) and .223 are pretty much identical ballisticaly The .223 was developed as the shoulder on the .222 was to steep for reliable auto use. So any data for the .223 should be almost identical. As for 300 m shooting, the lighter round of the .222 will be more susceptible to wind, and outside influence. For distance, I would not recommend the round past 350 m, while a 7.62 (308) is accurate out to 800 m.
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 9:38:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rapaz351: Hi everyone: I have an AR15 IN .222 REMINGTON as in my country 223 is restricted for military. My question is: with a 55 grain A-max (ballistic tip) and a muzzle speed of 3190 (looking at the loading board), what´s the maximun range in target shooting terms. Shooting a target placed at 300 meters (330 yards),can be compared in accuracy to a 308? Greetings from Rapaz Spain
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Rapaz, is the barrel twist in your rifle 1:12 ??? (By the way, the very first ArmaLite 'AR' was made in .222. Believe it or not the rifle was named the "Stoppette" and was designated as the AR-11.)
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 10:47:48 AM EDT
I LOVE THE 222REM I have a bolt rifle that shots 1/2 or even less groups all day long! I even go out to say that the 222 is more accurate than 223! This is from the OLD SCHOOL! And from years of shooting with friends! I think its the Neck of the case that helps anlong with a slower velocity!
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 12:39:04 PM EDT
HI: Yeah, my barrel twist is 1:12
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 2:13:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Rapaz351: HI: Yeah, my barrel twist is 1:12
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Then it should LOVE 55grn bullets.
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 5:33:54 PM EDT
Hi! I was in Madrid Spain this past April and saw an AR-15 in a outdoor shop (don't know the name). Your country is nice but what does it take to get an AR there? THANKS CRC
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 5:31:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2003 5:38:23 AM EDT by Rapaz351]
Hi again: In Spain in order to own an AR15 or any other semiauto or bolt action rifle you must be a hunter and pay the hunting and the firearms license every year (like 100 dollars a year for both)...or (like me), being a target shooter and pay the licenses too. With the target shooting license you can buy handguns and rifles. Getting the license is similar to the driving one (test included), but much easier (there are thousands of shooters with a license along the country). greetings from Rapaz (Spain)
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 8:11:20 PM EDT
Thanks Rapaz! Enjoy your gun. CRC
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