[rquote=1516614&tid=105558&author=Big John][rquote=1514620&tid=105558&author=glennasher1][rquote=1513623&tid=105558&author=MellerAM][rquote=1513589&tid=105558&author=Big John]22-250 no question![/rquote]
The 22-250 outperforms the 223 in all catergories. I really dont know why so many people like the 223. Its great in an AR, but thats about it.[/rquote]Glen if you start with a good barrel to begin with and control your rate of fire there isn't any problem. I have put well over 6000 rounds through my 110 Savage before it began to show evidence of getting bad not to mention the better range, flatter shooting and more loads aspects of the 22-250. I have owned both calibers and would have put my 22-250 up against any .223.
Doooooooooood, if you've ever burned out the barrel of a .22/250 when shooting prairie dogs, you'd know why folks like .223s..... double, or more, the barrel life of a .22/250, especially when shooting rats.[/rquote][/rquote]
Self control when shooting prairie dogs, no such thing, John.
You see them out there, AND YOU JUST GOTTA SHOOT 'EM, and there's no waiting around for a barrel to cool off, either:cool3:. That doesn't happen (and it's why I carry several rifles out there, I swap them out, so the barrels have a CHANCE at cooling off). Prairie doggin' on a good patch is something to conjure to.
On my first PD shoot, I ruined a Winchester Heavy Varmint barrel, I didn't overwork it, either, it just crapped out on me. At the same time, I used a Savage HB rifle that never quit, and I used the Savage a heckuva lot more than the Winchester that day, probably shot 4X the ammo thru the Savage that I did the Winchester. I've never figured that out, why a barrel would die so quick, but afterwards, I've switched to the .223s and never looked back (sideways, with the .204s, but never back
Moot point anyhow, the OP has already made his choice. It's probably different than mine, but it's his money.