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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf View Post
    Yes I understand but, 7000 grains to a pound of powder / 22.1 = 316 rounds per pound or $0.11 per round + $0.35 per bullet + $0.06 per primer + brass (varies widely) Winchester brass at $0.50 a piece. It all adds up to just over a buck a round. Yes, yes, I know the cost of equipment and my time. The equipment will last for years (brass gets several firings too btw) and if I didn't have a hobby to keep me occupied lord knows what kind of trouble would find me (I don't go looking for it it just finds me lol). Then, as a farmer I can not deduct my time in any way come tax time - in the eyes of the govt. my time is worthless so I can't count it here either. I am actually saving a ton of money not just in ammo cost but the savings in not going to the bars is astronomical! With what I've saved in a bar tab this year already I should be able to buy another rifle or better yet a top end scope for one of my varmint guns
    bars, kinda miss them, haven't been for couple years now, was saving for a precision rifle of some sort when... alternator/battery for the car, then washing machine, then dryer, then variable cam mechanism and timing belt for car, then fridge, then starter for car, then water heater, all in 2 years, finally trans went, if I had that money both my safes would be overflowing. I thought the price was quite good for box of centerfire

    all that on OAS makes life a little difficult

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    Well, I've been inspired to continue to consider a .222. I usually end up with the guns I want. Odd, eh?

    I think I will go to the range with my .22-250 this week.

    Thanks to Kennymo for his expertise and wisdom.

    And thanks to all you pro .222 guys for talking me into looking for another piece.


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    I considered a 222 years ago but ended up w a 6BR instead. Accurate rifles are good fun and just so easy to deal with. Mine is mostly a varmint rifle and has gone through several transitions since I bought it but it has been a consistently accurate rifle that is easy to load for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterloomike View Post
    Well, I've been inspired to continue to consider a .222. I usually end up with the guns I want. Odd, eh?

    I think I will go to the range with my .22-250 this week.

    Thanks to Kennymo for his expertise and wisdom.

    And thanks to all you pro .222 guys for talking me into looking for another piece.
    All I said was you wouldn’t be able to buy ammo in one of these, lol....

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    "...ammo in one of these..." Don't buy ammo, of any kind, in bulk until you have tried a box out of your rifle.
    "I want one!" is a reason. If you want a .222, buy one, but do the Walmart test first. The cartridge won lots of BR matches in the 50's. Probably a reloader's thing now. Brass and ammo won't be everywhere. Orderable from your local shop though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    "...ammo in one of these..." Don't buy ammo, of any kind, in bulk until you have tried a box out of your rifle.
    "I want one!" is a reason. If you want a .222, buy one, but do the Walmart test first. The cartridge won lots of BR matches in the 50's. Probably a reloader's thing now. Brass and ammo won't be everywhere. Orderable from your local shop though.
    Ammo, brass, etc., no problem.

    Nothing new so far.


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