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Old 10-09-2019, 08:51 PM
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I have had two 222ís , one a Rem 700, and the other Rem Mohawk 600 and like a young fool, I thought I needed something else. Well, sometimes age adds common sense as you get older. I picked up a Howa mini action in 222 and it helps fill that void in my gun safe. Seems to be a solid little rifle and well made. Only thing I would change is the barrel length... mine is the 20 inch and handles like my old Mohawk.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:37 AM
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Every time I hear someone talking about 222 I think of my old friend Louie who was a member of the gun club I used to go to. He was a navy WWII vet and 85ish at the time in the early 90s. He had a Sako he used to enjoy shooting. He swore by the thing as being very accurate. Really has reputation as a bench rest round. I believe the neck is longer than on a 223 which helps with bullet alignment. I only have 223s due to ammo availability but there is nothing wrong with the good old 222.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:23 AM
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Signalman1, I have to throw mine in here also, love my little 222 LUX.
Whtsmoke sir fantastic I am going to add your picture to my screen savers...nice job. I really love my home made 527 Royal Lux. you gave me an idea of making a American Lux rifle so I can have my cake and eat it too.



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Old 10-10-2019, 08:40 AM
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my .222 is a older Remington 722 in mint condition and with a leupold 12x target scope cuts bullet holes at 100 yards with its favorite reloads.
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:41 PM
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I am working on getting a Sako Vixen 222. Made around 1981-2. Nice wood. Bright bore. Will know tomorrow.

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Old 10-12-2019, 02:06 PM
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Every time I hear someone talking about 222 I think of my old friend Louie who was a member of the gun club I used to go to. He was a navy WWII vet and 85ish at the time in the early 90s. He had a Sako he used to enjoy shooting. He swore by the thing as being very accurate. Really has reputation as a bench rest round. I believe the neck is longer than on a 223 which helps with bullet alignment. I only have 223s due to ammo availability but there is nothing wrong with the good old 222.
IIRC, the world record in Light Varmint class is held by a .222 with the group measuring .009" or something like that. For some years, the .222 ruled the benchrest world.

My first .222 was a Remington 788 and it was possibly the most accurate rifle I've ever owned.
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:33 AM
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I am working on getting a Sako Vixen 222. Made around 1981-2. Nice wood. Bright bore. Will know tomorrow.

Jim
I love my Anschutz rimfires but for centerfire rifles, Sakos are hard to beat. I've owned a number of Vixens in both .222 and .223 and each has been outstanding. The first .223 Vixen I bought 42 years ago still shoots as well as it did when new.
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