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22 LBC vs 243 LBC

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I'm finally getting back on the reloading horse and now I'm turned between the 22LBC and the 243LBC in a 20" barrel. I want a gun for varmint and to push paper down range (past 600 yards) with good energy retention out of a 20" barrel. I believe 6mm has better bullet selection, but they might be too long to take advantage of the high ballistic coefficient ones, while the 223 will have more speed and (potentially) flatter trajectory.

 

Given your experience with both, which one would you recommend?

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GLShooter will be along shortly with an expansive dissertation on this.

 

Here are the cliff notes.

 

Do a 22x6.8 or a 6x6.8 or a 6.5x6.8 even.

 

My thoughts. Get a 6.5 Grendel and go to town.

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243 LBC hands down. It has much nicer bullets in the BC area for your usage. I t will do a 95 Sierra MK at more than enough to handle what you are after.It is also much easier to load for. You won't be shooting 120's in it.

 

Truth be know you are really hobbling yourself with a 20 but more so in the 22 than the 243.

 

You are referring to an AR, correct? Get the ASC magazines and you wil be a head of the game.

 

Greg

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Thanks for the advice, Greg. Its always great to hear from the master.

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Thanks for the advice, Greg. Its always great to hear from the master.

No master here. Just like anyone else on here. My advantage is I have time on my hands and an addiction that isn't illegal. .lol

 

Greg

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