Well for plinking, target shooting, and bird hunting the .223 would work, although I would get the .22-250. But the .223 would be a little more cheaper than getting .22-250 ammo. Although, the .22-250 does have better ballistics. BTW if you want to get a better long range rifle than the 7mm-08 I wouldn't look at the .223 or the .22-250, if you want a small caliber long range rifle look at the .220 Swift. But your bullet will have more drift when it is down range when comparing a 5.56 to a 7mm.sniperbeans said:Now, if i do get a better long range weapon, it will be purly for plinking, targets and maybe some birds. So, if I do get a different gun, what caliber should it be? I was thinking something small, like a 22-250, or a 223, would that work?
But wadda I know?