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#198952 - 04/14/19 04:30 PM Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem
bjlatt
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Is there any advantage to reaming a 222 Rem 10" Contender barrel to 223 Rem.

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#198953 - 04/14/19 04:52 PM Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: bjlatt]
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Lots of factory ammo, that's about all
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#198954 - 04/14/19 05:03 PM Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: Franchise]
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MY GUT TELLS ME: DON'T DO IT
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#198962 - 04/14/19 08:43 PM Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: 45MAN]
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Thank you the replies. I suspected nothing really to be gained

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#199175 - 04/23/19 12:47 PM Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: bjlatt]
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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...

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#199181 - 04/23/19 02:34 PM Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: sw282]
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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.

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#199195 - 04/24/19 03:24 PM Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: Paul_H]
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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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#199223 - 04/26/19 11:42 AM Re: Ream 222rem contender to 223 Rem [Re: magman]
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It will stay 222.

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