As I’ve stated before: the .223 Remington and .308 Winchester are both solid rifle cartridges. A 55-grain or 75-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip or Hornady V-Max bullet would do great work against varmints while a 100-grain Sierra Game King could take down any whitetail in North America. Go with the .223 Remington as the recoil that cartridge produces is virtually non-existant. isn’t uncomfortable, but compared to the .223 Rem., it’s snappy (depending on your rifle, of course). Still, recoil can be daunting for newcomers to the sport and might play a role in the decision-making process. In a normal year, the .223 Rem. Ballistics #3350940 10/01/09: Joined: Mar 2008. [Re: … As Chuck Hawks notes in his great recoil table, the .223 Rem. And the Winner Is… Couldn't take the kids to the range, so I thought I'd bring the range to them. Still I think the 7-08 is a better overall round for big game hunting, and recoil isn't that much more than the .243. Can kill a deer on the spot but you cant hunt with them. would be the clear winner. This round is a modification of the .308 Winchester . The .223 is a smaller bullet not just in size but, a good deal in weight and does not have the range or power that the .243 has. double in price. I’m not saying your .243 Win. You’ll probably pay twice as much per round as .223 Rem., but at least you’ll have something to shoot. Federal lists only two .223 Rem. This is enough difference and enough recoil for the .308 to throw off shots during the pull. Shootability are synonymous with both deer and varmint hunting, so we decided to pit them against each other to see who comes out on top. The .243 Winchester is simply the .308 Winchester necked down to hold .243″ diameter bullets. For this reason, we are going to spend a little time discussing it in the context of the 6.5 Creedmoor vs .243. Don't discount the .243 Winchester as a long range cartridge. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps. “Versatility” refers to both range of bullet weights available and range of actions chambered in a specific cartridge. I am a short action fan and would not reccomend the .270 for a woman. load will reliably kill a deer out to 500 yards. generates only 4.07 ft. lbs. and the .243 Win. +1 223 has no recoil I may be wrong because only 243 I've ever fired was loud as hell and booted like hell bit it was a … 95-grain: 9 foot pounds: 8.5 fps: 223 Rem. So the .223 and .243 are very different cartridges. , Comments have to be approved before showing up, © 2021 Foundry Outdoors - All Rights Reserved, Product successfully added to your Shopping Cart, 223 WSSM Winchester Super Short Magnum Ammo, 243 WSSM Winchester Super Short Magnum Ammo, 25 WSSM Winchester Super Short Magnum Ammo, 300 RSAUM Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum Ammo, 7mm RSAUM Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum Ammo, .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester Ammo Comparison - Ballistics Info & Chart. Of the cartridges designed to work in standard AR15 rifles the 6.5 Grendel or some variant of the 6.8's are the only ones that really improve on 223 ballistics. Added powder increases velocity and energy, which translates to what the Internet calls “knock-down power” (more on that later). First off, debate of this topic can get fairly heated, but for safety’s sake it is wise to shoot only .223 rounds out of a .223 barrel and likewise with the 5.56. Anybody got advice on 223 vs 243 vs 270?I'm after target, but more so game (vermin) at goat or medium boar size...Cheers and happy shooting!!P. I'm looking for a caliber that can reach out to 500 yards when needed and touch a varmint. My wife has a .243 stainless tikka that we cut the stock down and added a limbsaver pad. Both the .22-250 and .220 Swift are very flat shooting, retain more kinetic energy, and have less wind drift than the .204 Ruger and .223 Remington. Fire a 120-grain in the 7mm-08 at 3100 fps to get 17.5 f-p at 12.7 fps. How does a 243 Winchester, for instance, compare against the kick of a 270 Winchester or 300 Winchester Magnum? Velocity. Mag. As such, the following is for comparative information purposes only and should not be used to make precise predictions of the trajectory, performance, or true ballistics of any particular .223 Remington or .243 Winchester rounds for hunting, target shooting, plinking, or any other usage. It’s better suited for varmint hunting than big game hunting, but a 62-grain Fusion or even a 55-grain Trophy Copper would reliably take down a whitetail given proper shot placement. Step down to an 80-grain bullet in the 243 at 3,400 fps and recoil drops to 11 f-p at 10 fps. Of the cartridges designed to work in standard AR15 rifles the 6.5 Grendel or some variant of the 6.8's are the only ones that really improve on 223 ballistics. The ammunition is more expensive, but it’s just as common (especially these days), and I can find rifles in lots of different actions and from many different manufacturers. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > browning308 Member. 204 vs 223 vs 22-250 vs 243. by contrast achieves only about 1,400 foot-pounds of energy by throwing a 75-grain projectile 2,900 fps. Then of course there’s the long range rock star competitive round 6.5 Creedmoor against the .223/5.56 combat load issue of the military and well known among recreational shooters. The prices on Federal’s website don’t appear to have risen, but elsewhere I’ve seen .223 Rem. Recoil of the 350 Legend will be almost exactly the same as 243. But you're still talking about 10-11 ft lbs of recoil, which isn't much. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps. A quick video showcasing the 223 and 243 cartridges against my fake deer target. Re: .243 & 7mm-08, recoil difference...how much? I like having the extra power and range for medium-sized animals, and I don’t see much downside for varmint hunting. This does come at the expense of more (though not excessive) recoil and muzzle blast though. 223 and use a Barnes for the deer. wins the availability battle. The .243 Win. November 11, 2019. Shot placement has to be surgically precise with a 223 on deer sized game and a 243 with good bullets is a lot more forgiving. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. The recoil is still no problemo. “Shootability” is a broad term we’re using to mean “how available is this caliber and how comfortable is it to shoot?”. For just a little bit more recoil though, the 243 maintains deer-relevant energy much further than both the 300 Blackout and 223. Capable of using the same bullets that the .22-250 and .220 Swift were pushing, the .223 gave a respectable and useable trajectory, with less recoil, in a smaller package. A 243 Winchester versus 7mm-08 Remington match-up will cause some readers to raise the "apples to oranges" red flag, but that doesn't mean this comparison is out-of-bounds. 22-250 vs 223 vs 204 Ruger vs 220 Swift: Ammunition Selection A .223 will hammer deer with the right pill, but a .243 will hammer even harder with the right bullet. Get the 243. The recoil in a properly set up rifle would be comfortable enough for a youngster. Campfire Guide. Recoil. This section is as clear of a decision as any other category we will discuss on the .243 vs .308. As if that’s such a painstaking decision. In non-pandemic times, the .223 Rem. In 2020, .243 Win. Recoil is the downfall of many shooters, men as well as women, adults as well as kids, heavyweights as well as lightweights. In terms of comfort, the .223 Rem. That gun’s modern military counterpart, the 5.56 NATO, has been in continuous use by militaries around the world since the early 1960s. Top #2012095 - 10/04/11 09:06 PM Re: recoil comparison of a .223 and a .243? When most of us think of recoil, we think of the actual kick that is felt when the gun is fired. As you can see, there is a considerable difference between the .270 and the others. Too bad we're not allowed silencers like in UK. If you're looking for a cheap shooting round to acclimate you to shooting, the .223 is cheap, and the .22LR is cheaper yet. 6.5 Creedmoor vs 223 Inside the gun community there are always talks about which is the better caliber, such as .308 vs the .243 or 9mm against the .45 ACP. Campfire Guide. Vs. .243 Win. is the most popular rifle in America, and Weatherby offers tack-driving bolt guns in both calibers in a wide variety of configurations. If you've shot one before, you know how effective the .243 is when it comes to taking down deer. 22-250 is almost twice the price of the 223 ammo. When looking at the .22LR vs .223, the truth is that the .223 is, in fact, a .22 caliber round. It is hotter than a .222 but not as hot as a .22-250, so there should be no worry about barrel wear and reduced life. This is usually achieved by determining the maximum range at which a bullet has retained enough velocity to fully expand. The longer you shoot, and the harder the rifle kicks, the more likely you are to flinch. Equally important to the gun you choose is a good scope with sufficient eye relief. #2012083 - 10/04/11 09:00 PM Re: recoil comparison of a .223 and a .243? If you’re looking for a semi-auto, you’ll likely have better luck finding a .223 Rem., but lots of companies chamber semi-auto guns in .243 Win. Written By Ron Spomer The sun was on the Nebraska horizon and a Mossberg 243 Winchester bolt-action was on my shoulder when a herd of November whitetails exploded from a copse of trees and scattered into the Sandhills. For more detailed ballistics information please refer to the exact round in question or contact the manufacturer for the pertinent information. The .223 Remington wins over the .222 and its larger rival, the .22-250 in good ballistics with the minimum of powder and maximum efficiency. What does the recoil of a 25-06 compare to? I am looking for a new rifle and I can't decide between 223 and 243. We offer cheap ammo and bulk ammo deals on the most popular ammo calibers. Ballistics Cartridges Shooting. was designed as both a light deer rifle and a varmint cartridge—it can hold its own against high-velocity .22-calibers but still provide enough oomph to take down larger animals. yukonal. Both the .22-250 and .220 Swift are very flat shooting, retain more kinetic energy, and have less wind drift than the .204 Ruger and .223 Remington. Although I have killed a lot of deer with a 22 center fire, I would opt for the 243. Generally speaking, a heavier bullet travelling faster will give you a better chance of putting down an animal. Just make sure your gun is … I've fired both and the 22-250 typically has more recoil because I shoot faster loads in it. If you want to go to a 6.5 eventually start there, use the money for a 223 and put it toward reloading components or ammo. wins hands-down. A .243 will wear you down during extended shooting, the recoil and muzzle blast will just tire you out after a couple of hours of shooting if not sooner. Please email us if you have questions about any of our product listings. I wouldn't worry about it. We were looking at nearly double the recoil energy of the .308 compared to some .243 rounds. Best yet is to start them with a .223, then get them a 7-08. I’m also not saying your .223 Rem. By Ron Spomer. Joined: Mar 2008. There’s no shame in admitting and owning this. Whatever you do make sure you get a stock that fits her. The .223 performance. Use anything from 55gr pills for the small stuff up to 95gr pills which are hard hitting for bigger things. The .223 Rem. I would say the 223 is an experts caliber. [Re: new2turkey] ARCOREY Die Hard Member with a vengeance Registered: 12/27/05 Posts: 4839 Loc: USA If in doubt, get a Simms slip on recoil pad for him and have at it. The .243 Win. I guess I’ll just have to own both. I would also be using the rifle for target shooting form 100-500 yards. Foundry Outdoors is your trusted home for buying archery, camping, fishing, hunting, shooting sports, and outdoor gear online. The 243 has alittle more recoil than the 22-250 but the best one to use would be a 223 or a 17cal of some kind less you are going for the really long shots then go with a 243 or 22-250. Slim, nicely balanced, fast to the shoulder, mild recoil (about 11.5 ft-lbs at 10 fps with a 150-grain bullet in 7.5-pound rifle), and fast to cycle. 10 Early Ice … Ballistics, as they say, are king, so I’m giving the ultimate nod to the .243 Win. 223 vs 243 vs 270 . Just my 2 cent. That is to say, .223 Remington bullets travel 3.6 times the speed of a 737 airplane at cruising speed, while .243 Winchester bullets travel 3.6 times that same speed. Again, the above is for comparative information purposes only, and you should consult the exact ballistics for the particular .223 Remington or .243 Winchester cartridge you're looking at purchasing. Generally speaking, (very generally; calm down, everyone) a .223 Rem. head shots, and be very picky about what bullet..243 offers way more ammo choices for deer and a bit more energy for the marginal shot. can’t kill a deer past 220 yards. For this reason, we are going to spend a little time discussing it in the context of the 6.5 Creedmoor vs .243. ... Best yet is to start them with a .223, then get them a 7-08. It’s a small-to-medium sized game caliber whose primary use has been taking down four-legged rather than two-legged critters. .223 vs .243 The .223 is going to be easier on wallet and recoil less. If you only want to get to 600 a 223 can do it but so could the ar you already have. As Chuck Hawks notes in his great recoil table, the .223 Rem. The latter two are more common, but Henry makes a sweet lever gun called the “Long Ranger” in both calibers. 2 0. Some prefer higher caliber weapons, while some prefer smaller ones, with less recoil and better aim. It was developed in 1957 for an experimental rifle known as the AR-15. ... 243 Win. I like that .223 is not as overbore as .243. bullet weight, rifle weight, barrel length, barrel twist, barrel wear, angle of stock, etc.) Also, the effects of recoil are cumulative. They help a good bit and are easily removed. 64-grain: 3.3 foot pounds: 5.1 fps Fire any of the above in a heavier rifle and all felt recoil goes down. Ballistically speaking, these calibers would be cousins rather than brothers. I like that .243 has substantially more ft. lbs of energy. I estimate that fifteen foot pounds of free recoil energy and 10 fps of recoil velocity represent the approximate upper limit of the comfort level. Versatility Flicking that lever will run five rounds from the tubular magazine through the action and down the barrel as fast as a running buck could flash through gaps in the trees. Where before this year you could find .223 Rem. The 243 has more recoil than either 223 or 22-250. Maximum effective range is another way to compare one caliber to another. is the obvious winner. However, since the difference between them (223 vs 308) is pretty big in certain respects, each cartridge is better suited to specific situations than the other. As a rule of thumb, when it comes to hunting, muzzle energy is what many hunters look at when deciding on what caliber of firearm / ammunition to select. A .223 you can shoot hundreds of rounds over many hours without feeling the effects like you would from a .243. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by browning308, Feb 10, 2011. My wife has no trouble managing the.243 recoil and many friend's/relative's wives and kids own and use a … Recoil will be affected by the load and the rifle, but here is some general info on recoil energy..243 - about 8lbs.260 - about 10lbs.257 - about 10lbs.25-06 - about 12.5lbs.270 - about 18lbs. A 243 has more powder, 25 gr 223 vs ~38-40 for 243. The ideal coyote hunting cartridge is flat shooting, highly accurate, and won’t ruin pelts. Recoil is not all that much more. As far as a hunting cartridge goes the .243 is one of the most versatile cartridges there are. For many hunters, the .223 Rem. In this comparison, the .243 Win. The .243 Win. Go with the .223 Remington as the recoil that cartridge produces is virtually non-existant. Oct 19, 2020 #13 This does come at the expense of more (though not excessive) recoil and muzzle blast though. But your past doesn’t define you, and it doesn’t define these calibers either. Barnes lists 12 bullet weights commercially available for .243 Win., ranging from a 55-grain boat tail to a 105-grain hollow-point boat tail. Inside the gun community there are always talks about which is the better caliber, such as .308 vs the .243 or 9mm against the .45 ACP. But even with full power stuff like Hornady 75 gr. BTHP T2 TAP 5.56 NATO. The recoil of the .308 could reduce accuracy for novice shooters compared to a .243. Furthermore, the muzzle energy of a .223 Remington round averages out to 1250 ft-lb, while a .243 Winchester round averages out to about 1950 ft-lb. More Guns. I've fired both and the 22-250 typically has more recoil because I shoot faster loads in it. A deer shot through the lungs with either of these light bullets isn’t going to shake it off and walk home for dinner. Note that the most powerful shotgun loads generate recoil comparable to elephant rifle cartridges. I wouldn't worry about it. .223 recoil is about 3 or 4 pounds,.243 is around 8.5 to 11, and 30/30 is about 10 to 12. You see, although the cartridges are essentially the same size, the leade of the barrel is different. As illustrated in the chart, .223 Remington rounds - on average - achieve a velocity of about 3150 feet per second (fps) while .243 Winchester rounds travel at a velocity of 3180 fps. Donald Trump wasn't elected president in spite of who he is and how he acts, he was elected precisely because of who is and how he acts. If anyone is willing to take me shooting the 243 I will be eternally grateful. +1 223 has no recoil I may be wrong because only 243 I've ever fired was loud as hell and booted like hell bit it was a … for about 30 cents per round, now you’ll be lucky to find anything in stock below 60 cents. Back to top #3 Glen Glen. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. We have a variety of deals on Rifle Ammo, Handgun Ammo, Shotgun Ammo & Rimfire Ammo, as well as ammo for target practice, plinking, hunting, or shooting competitions. When it comes to availability, it’s always good to bet on the NATO caliber. are identical, the .223 will have slightly less recoil because of the lower powder weight for a … Still, when comparing cartridges, foot-pounds of energy is a helpful way of describing the weight of a projectile and how fast it’s moving. If you’re up for … 67 posts • Page 1 of 3 • 1, 2, 3. While the media loves to portray this as a ‘huge assault bullet’ and only meant for use in warfare, the truth is that a .223 round is a relatively small and not particularly powerful. Don't discount the .243 Winchester as a long range cartridge. With dozens of countries relying on the .223/5.56 to arm their infantry, there’s usually plenty of it to go around. can push a 75-grain projectile about 3,300 feet per second at the muzzle and achieves about 1,800 foot-pounds of energy. A .223 Rem. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester ammo rounds. If you want a hunting rifle that's incredibly accurate with very little recoil, a .243 is all you need. The 350 gets over 23% more penetration than .243 Win and 60% more than .223 Rem. are identical, the .223 will have slightly less recoil because of the lower powder weight for a given velocity. Diving deeper, Winchester says it has nearly 63% less recoil than the 450 Bushmaster, 18% less than .243 Win, and 11% less than 30-30 Win. The recoil kinetic energy figures below are taken from the Rifle Recoil Table and the Shotgun Recoil Table. That’s still not a heck of a lot to start with and it helps make this round a great recoil-sensitive, range-limited rifle round. I have to ask however if you are ever going to decide to hunt with it? Since this year is such an anomaly (I hope), I’m going to give the overall nod in this category to the .223 Rem. A quick video showcasing the 223 and 243 cartridges against my fake deer target. Latest. Remember that. has slightly less range in terms of bullet weights (40 grain to 75 grain), but it covers basically the same ground. vs. .30-06 Springfield Three of the most revered deer-hunting rounds in a head-to-head-to-head comparison By Ron Spomer Some of my spots are in semi urban areas (yes legal to shoot a rifle), so the less noise the better. The .243 sends a bigger bullet down range and is a great long range flat shooting round in a small package capable and legal to shoot deer with. The .308—a fine design in and of itself—has been responsible for a number of successful cartridges, but the .243 has to be the most successful. It can be measured or computed … Well, that’s going to depend on a couple of parameters, and your … The .260 is less recoil than the .308, and is 1000 yard capable. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet weight, or jacketing type. Whitetail Deer Cartridge Shoot-Out: .30-30 Win. It’s true that bullet construction and shot placement will kill an animal more effectively than poor shooting with a huge caliber. Federal’s 55-grain Trophy Cooper, for example, has a minimum velocity for full expansion of only 1,800 fps. wins in a landslide. It's very possible that you'll get the bug to go hunting in the future,and if you do-the .243 will be your best bet then. I’d call action availability a draw. My wife has no trouble managing the .243 recoil and many friend's/relative's wives and kids own and use a 243 for deer hunting. This post was edited on 1/12 at 5:32 pm That extends the maximum effective range all the way to 350 yards, depending on your velocity at the muzzle. But this is not a normal year. Joined: Feb 10, 2011 Messages: 31. Bolt action rifles, lever action, pump action, self loading rifles and other miscellaneous longarms. Re: 223 vs 243 vs 270 by duncan61 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:05 pm Ive never shot a 270 but I have shot the 30/06.The ballistics are nearly at 7mm rem so Its got some go In terms of comfort, the .223 Rem. What I want is a lighter cal rifle that is a pleasure to shoot and still can take white tailed size game. However, since the difference between them (223 vs 308) is pretty big in certain respects, each cartridge is better suited to specific situations than the other. Sniper. Your best bet would be a bolt action 223 since ammo is so prevelent and inexpensive, compare prices of 223 and 22-250 and you'll see what i mean. I think you let him try the 30/30 and if that works, and you want to buy him a youth model rifle then the.243 would be perfect. But for purposes of this comparison, I’d give the edge to the .243 Win. BTHP T2 TAP 5.56 NATO. You didn’t have to pull my arm out of it’s socket for that solution. It has little to no more felt recoil than the 223, and is a better round if you are hunting deer. yukonal. Posts: 3,239. We offer a 100% Authenticity Guarantee on all products sold on our website. The .260 is less recoil than the .308, and is 1000 yard capable. Comparing both cartridges in 7.5 pound rifles, the .223 firing a 62 grain bullet at a 3,020 fps. It even has over 14% more energy than 300 Blackout, 15% more than 30-30 Win, and 49% more than .223 Rem. There seem to be a never ending discussion about what caliber is the best and what weapon to use, especially when it comes to hunting. Then of course there’s the long range rock star competitive round 6.5 Creedmoor against the .223/5.56 combat load issue of the military and well known among recreational shooters. True .223 Remington and .243 Winchester ballistics information can vary widely from the displayed information, and it is important to understand that the particular characteristics of a given round can make a substantive difference in its true performance. The major difference deals less with size and more with pressure. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by browning308, Feb 10, 2011. In the shooting sports we call that reaction recoil or "kick." is the obvious winner. Introduced only two years apart, the .223 Remington and the .243 Winchester couldn’t have come from more different neighborhoods of the firearms world. bullet weight, rifle weight, barrel length, barrel twist, barrel wear, angle of stock, etc.) 243 Winchester vs. 30-30 Win. It's also 1000 yard capable, and has low recoil , lower than the .260 Rem. cartridges as “available” to order online: the 53-grain Varmint and Predator and the 69 grain Gold Medal Match. And can feel the difference in recoil between premium LE ammo, same weight, in .223 vs 5.56. Please click the above links to take a look at all of the .223 Remington and .243 Winchester ammo we have in stock and ready to ship, and let us know any parting thoughts in the comment section below. As illustrated in the chart, .223 Remington rounds - on average - achieve a velocity of about 3150 feet per second (fps) while .243 Winchester rounds travel at a velocity of 3180 fps. A 243 has more powder, 25 gr 223 vs ~38-40 for 243. Anonymous. But even with full power stuff like Hornady 75 gr. When it comes to Remington rifle, one of the most discussed issue is the use of .22-250 or .223 caliber. Flashing tails, leaping legs, long necks and there! You can find lever, bolt, and semi-auto rifles chambered in both actions. As I’ve stated before: the .223 Remington and .308 Winchester are both solid rifle cartridges. The majority of the cartridges use bullets ranging from 85 to 105 grain, and Federal’s offerings follow that trend. Shooting forum Centerfire rifles. isn’t uncomfortable, but compared to the .223 Rem., it’s snappy (depending on your rifle, of course). 22-250 vs 223 vs 204 Ruger vs 220 Swift: Ammunition Selection May 14. One way to think about this is as such: a foot-pound is a unit of energy equal to the amount of energy required to raise a weight of one pound a distance of one foot. So a .223 Remington round exits the barrel with kinetic energy equal to the energy required for linear vertical displacement of 1250 pounds through a one foot distance, while a .243 Winchester round exiting the barrel has energy equal to the amount required to displace 1950 pounds over the same one foot distance. A 243 is a.308 case necked down to.243 I have seen the splash in my scope many times with both but the.243 has more recoil. Above that recoil becomes increasingly intrusive. can maintain enough velocity to take varmint and medium-sized game out to 250 yards, or the distance at which the bullet is still travelling about 2,300 fps, according to Frank C. Barnes’ “Cartridges of the World.” But that range doesn’t apply to every bullet. Theoretically, if all other variables (e.g. With a brake you won't have any ill effects due to recoil on the 6.5. A .243 Win. Fishing. But you're still talking about 10-11 ft lbs of recoil, which isn't much. produces about half the felt recoil of the .243 Win. Capable of using the same bullets that the .22-250 and .220 Swift were pushing, the .223 gave a respectable and useable trajectory, with less recoil, in a smaller package. The .243 Win. This is a good illustration of the recoil. is a classic Army brat. Here’s a look at three of the best. The recoil is still no problemo. Coyote Cartridges: .223 Rem. And can feel the difference in recoil between premium LE ammo, same weight, in .223 vs 5.56. 6mm-223 (75 at 2950) 7.5: 4.6: 0: 6mm Norma BR (95 at 2914) 8.5: 5.9: 6.7: … The .243 Win. If you're looking for a cheap shooting round to acclimate you to shooting, the .223 is cheap, and the .22LR is cheaper yet. 22=250's CAN burn out a barrel faster than a 223 will, depending on the velocity of ammo used, and frequency of use. Not a huge difference, but more than enough for many shooters. As to just target shooting,both are equally accurate at that range but .243 costs more to shoot. Our website lists special deals on 9mm Ammo, 10mm Ammo, 45-70 Ammo, 6.5 Creedmoor ammo, 300 Blackout Ammo, 10mm Ammo, 5.56 Ammo, Underwood Ammo, Buffalo Bore Ammo and more special deals on bulk ammo. The AR-15 chambered in .223 Rem. In his excellent handbook, “Cartridges of the World,” Frank C. Barnes describes the .30-0... Our picks for the week’s best hunting, fishing, wild foods, and conservation content. Every major manufacturer makes a bolt gun in both calibers, so that’s not a distinguishing factor. Big bucks, land management, rut reports, and tips for the whitetail obsessed. True “knock-down power” depends on your bullet’s construction and minimum velocity, your cartridge, and your barrel length. Yards, depending on your bullet ’ s always good to bet on the most discussed is. 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