They Come and They Go (Part 2)

Written by Sierra Bullets Ballistic Technician Duane Siercks

Last time I started a post concerning the cartridges that once were very popular and often times outstanding performers that have all but disappeared. I listed three cartridges then, and would now I would like to continue that list. The cartridges that I mentioned before were the 222 Remington, 6mm Remington, and the 257 Roberts. These three are excellent cartridges that give very good performance and accuracy.

Some others that are certainly worth mentioning at this time would be the all but obsolete 222 Remington Magnum. The Triple Deuce Mag was an extremely accurate round that lost out to the 223 Remington. One can read the history in most reloading manuals. My goal is to remember these cartridges. The next that I would mention would be the twin cartridges namely the 250-3000 Savage and its larger brother the 300 Savage. In their day they were top of the line performers and excellent cartridges in their own right. Even today, any of the cartridges that I have mentioned will certainly not limit your capability in the field or on the range. Get them out and dust them off. Let’s enjoy these old troopers again.


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1 Response to They Come and They Go (Part 2)

  1. Davis says:

    I once owned my first centerfire rifle in 222 rem mag… a most wonderful cartridge. I evaluated the beast vs the 223 back in the day and found the 222 to be better all round.
    When the military chose the 223 I was disappointed to say the least as to why the choice was made. The military lost out in so many ways.
    With hand loads painstakingly made for that rifle I could easily shoot 3/4 inch three shot groups at 125 yards( my fav distance for sighting in this rifle cartridge ballistically)
    I still miss that little lady…she was sweet.


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