6 mm ppc

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by maddysdad, May 27, 2017.

  1. theallcineyes

    theallcineyes

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    Back in the day when the 220 swift was really popular, people were loading them up to muzzle velocities of 4300+ FPS. It was insane, and these were the ones that got the barrels shot out in a year or two. I have owned both calibers, and for me, the 22-250 is the most accurate round I have ever shot. Better than my 6PPC as well.
     
  2. brians356

    brians356 Gold $$ Contributor

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    My buddy and I were sniping California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus beecheyi) in Nevada, shooting up to granite boulders in a steep box canyon. Buddy shooting 22-250, me 223 (both R700s). We were sitting close together on the ground, elevating using shooting sticks, taking turns spotting for each other. While I glassed, waiting for him to fire, I heard a "tink" followed by "Damnation!" He had groped for a round out of his cartridge box while watching a squirrel through his scope, but grabbed a 223 round out of my box by mistake, chambered it and pulled the trigger. There's a lesson in that story somewhere.
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