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Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem #198952 04/14/2019 8:30 PM
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Is there any advantage to reaming a 222 Rem 10" Contender barrel to 223 Rem.

Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: bjlatt] #198953 04/14/2019 8:52 PM
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Lots of factory ammo, that's about all


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Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: Franchise] #198954 04/14/2019 9:03 PM
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MY GUT TELLS ME: DON'T DO IT


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Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: 45MAN] #198962 04/15/2019 12:43 AM
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Thank you the replies. I suspected nothing really to be gained

Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: bjlatt] #199175 04/23/2019 4:47 PM
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l have had both 222 and 223 Rem in Contenders AND rifles..

0nly advantage is lots of factory ammo for 223.. Disadvantages

are numerous.. A 223 Contender is much louder than a 222.

For ME.. 223s are not as accurate as a triple deuce ln a TC or a

rifle... Big disadvantage for 222 is BRASS. Quite $$$$ compared

to 223R... Before the short PPC and SM ctgs the 222Rem was the

accuracy KING in benchrest...

Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: sw282] #199181 04/23/2019 6:34 PM
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Another vote for keep it a triple deuce, it will be slightly more accurate and more pleasant to shoot. What you'll save on brass will be offset on the machine work, 100-200 cases should last a long time if anneal the necks after 4 firings and don't redline your loads.

Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: Paul_H] #199195 04/24/2019 7:24 PM
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Not sure what the muzzle flash is with a 222, but a 10 inch 223 with BLC2 is spectacular.


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Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: magman] #199223 04/26/2019 3:42 PM
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It will stay 222.


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