That gun’s modern military counterpart, the 5.56 NATO, has been in continuous use by militaries around the world since the early 1960s. 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. If you’re up for … If you're looking for a cheap shooting round to acclimate you to shooting, the .223 is cheap, and the .22LR is cheaper yet. The majority of the cartridges use bullets ranging from 85 to 105 grain, and Federal’s offerings follow that trend. Best yet is to start them with a .223, then get them a 7-08. I've fired both and the 22-250 typically has more recoil because I shoot faster loads in it. Get the 243. vs. .243 Win. Big bucks, land management, rut reports, and tips for the whitetail obsessed. 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. With a brake you won't have any ill effects due to recoil on the 6.5. A 243 has more powder, 25 gr 223 vs ~38-40 for 243. I have 2 of them for both of my girls, and neither has a problem with recoil. 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. The .260 is less recoil than the .308, and is 1000 yard capable. 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. Don't discount the .243 Winchester as a long range cartridge. Federal’s 55-grain Trophy Cooper, for example, has a minimum velocity for full expansion of only 1,800 fps. 2 0. 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. If you've shot one before, you know how effective the .243 is when it comes to taking down deer. 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 AR-15 chambered in .223 Rem. Can kill a deer on the spot but you cant hunt with them. 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. 6.5 Creedmoor vs 223. It’s true that bullet construction and shot placement will kill an animal more effectively than poor shooting with a huge caliber. As Chuck Hawks notes in his great recoil table, the .223 Rem. But for purposes of this comparison, I’d give the edge to the .243 Win. My wife has a .243 stainless tikka that we cut the stock down and added a limbsaver pad. Note that the most powerful shotgun loads generate recoil comparable to elephant rifle cartridges. But even with full power stuff like Hornady 75 gr. The latter two are more common, but Henry makes a sweet lever gun called the “Long Ranger” in both calibers. The .223 was also chambered in many bolt-action hunting rifles, showing fine accuracy. As far as a hunting cartridge goes the .243 is one of the most versatile cartridges there are. To put this into perspective, a Boeing 737 commercial airliner travels at a cruising speed of 600 mph, or 880 fps. For this reason, we are going to spend a little time discussing it in the context of the 6.5 Creedmoor vs .243. Oct 19, 2020 #13 Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by browning308, Feb 10, 2011. I'm looking for a caliber that can reach out to 500 yards when needed and touch a varmint. How does a 243 Winchester, for instance, compare against the kick of a 270 Winchester or 300 Winchester Magnum? May 14. 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. Federal lists only two .223 Rem. 6mm-223 (75 at 2950) 7.5: 4.6: 0: 6mm Norma BR (95 at 2914) 8.5: 5.9: 6.7: … It's also 1000 yard capable, and has low recoil , lower than the .260 Rem. 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. MN. 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. 95-grain: 9 foot pounds: 8.5 fps: 223 Rem. Posts: 3,239. [Re: … This is a good illustration of the recoil. 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. 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. 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. This round is a modification of the .308 Winchester . If anyone is willing to take me shooting the 243 I will be eternally grateful. [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. I’m also not saying your .223 Rem. I’m not saying your .243 Win. But this is not a normal year. You didn’t have to pull my arm out of it’s socket for that solution. In 2020, .243 Win. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester ammo rounds. Here’s a look at three of the best. The .223 performance. More Guns. 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. Coyote Cartridges: .223 Rem. It can be measured or computed … Fishing. Step down to an 80-grain bullet in the 243 at 3,400 fps and recoil drops to 11 f-p at 10 fps. #2012083 - 10/04/11 09:00 PM Re: recoil comparison of a .223 and a .243? If you only want to get to 600 a 223 can do it but so could the ar you already have. Campfire Guide. Just make sure your gun is … I wouldn't worry about it. 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. 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. 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. Such as my state of Washington requires .24 caliber/6mm minimum. is a classic Army brat. can push a 75-grain projectile about 3,300 feet per second at the muzzle and achieves about 1,800 foot-pounds of energy. 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. This section is as clear of a decision as any other category we will discuss on the .243 vs .308. cartridges as “available” to order online: the 53-grain Varmint and Predator and the 69 grain Gold Medal Match. I am looking for a new rifle and I can't decide between 223 and 243. Please email us if you have questions about any of our product listings. This is usually achieved by determining the maximum range at which a bullet has retained enough velocity to fully expand. What I want is a lighter cal rifle that is a pleasure to shoot and still can take white tailed size game. 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. But even with full power stuff like Hornady 75 gr. By contrast, six of Federal’s 17 .243 Win. A quick video showcasing the 223 and 243 cartridges against my fake deer target. is the obvious winner. Just my 2 cent. 223 and use a Barnes for the deer. This is enough difference and enough recoil for the .308 to throw off shots during the pull. 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. isn’t uncomfortable, but compared to the .223 Rem., it’s snappy (depending on your rifle, of course). 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. “Shootability” is a broad term we’re using to mean “how available is this caliber and how comfortable is it to shoot?”. But what, you might wonder, are some suitable “light recoil” cartridges? 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. 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. Federal’s 85-grain Trophy Copper also has a minimum velocity of 1,800 fps, and it’s still cooking along at that speed well past 500 yards. 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. You can find lever, bolt, and semi-auto rifles chambered in both actions. is the obvious winner. 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. Maximum effective range is another way to compare one caliber to another. I have to ask however if you are ever going to decide to hunt with it? 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. Theoretically, if all other variables (e.g. 22-250 vs 223 vs 204 Ruger vs 220 Swift: Ammunition Selection As you can see, there is a considerable difference between the .270 and the others. This does come at the expense of more (though not excessive) recoil and muzzle blast though. Use anything from 55gr pills for the small stuff up to 95gr pills which are hard hitting for bigger things. The .223 was also chambered in many bolt-action hunting rifles, showing fine accuracy. +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 … I've fired both and the 22-250 typically has more recoil because I shoot faster loads in it. The recoil is still no problemo. 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. Although I have killed a lot of deer with a 22 center fire, I would opt for the 243. But you're still talking about 10-11 ft lbs of recoil, which isn't much. wins hands-down. Generally speaking, the higher the muzzle energy, the higher the stopping power. cartridges are currently listed as available. load will reliably kill a deer out to 500 yards. 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. BTHP T2 TAP 5.56 NATO. Shooting forum Centerfire rifles. Too bad we're not allowed silencers like in UK. 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. would be the clear winner. 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. For many hunters, the .223 Rem. A .223 Rem. was developed by Winchester in 1955 for use in its Model 70 bolt-action and Model 88 lever-action rifles. The .243 Win. double in price. Anonymous. Cartridge Type: Rifle Height: 2.045" Width: 0.473" Average FPS: 3179 Average Energy: 1952 Average Gr: 87 Recoil: 1.25 Power Rank: 2.77 of 20 . produces about half the felt recoil of the .243 Win. A deer shot through the lungs with either of these light bullets isn’t going to shake it off and walk home for dinner. Campfire Guide. 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. That extends the maximum effective range all the way to 350 yards, depending on your velocity at the muzzle. Back to top #3 Glen Glen. The prices on Federal’s website don’t appear to have risen, but elsewhere I’ve seen .223 Rem. Some prefer higher caliber weapons, while some prefer smaller ones, with less recoil and better aim. Comparing both cartridges in 7.5 pound rifles, the .223 firing a 62 grain bullet at a 3,020 fps. I would say the 223 is an experts caliber. Ballistics, as they say, are king, so I’m giving the ultimate nod to the .243 Win. 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. for about 30 cents per round, now you’ll be lucky to find anything in stock below 60 cents. As I’ve stated before: the .223 Remington and .308 Winchester are both solid rifle cartridges. The .243 Win. 64-grain: 3.3 foot pounds: 5.1 fps Fire any of the above in a heavier rifle and all felt recoil goes down. generates only 4.07 ft. lbs. With dozens of countries relying on the .223/5.56 to arm their infantry, there’s usually plenty of it to go around. As to just target shooting,both are equally accurate at that range but .243 costs more to shoot. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. are identical, the .223 will have slightly less recoil because of the lower powder weight for a given velocity. But your past doesn’t define you, and it doesn’t define these calibers either. 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. I guess I’ll just have to own both. 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. And the Winner Is… 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. 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. 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. The 350 gets over 23% more penetration than .243 Win and 60% more than .223 Rem. There’s no shame in admitting and owning this. Well, that’s going to depend on a couple of parameters, and your … wins in a landslide. what i find funny is a 22 cal. 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. This does come at the expense of more (though not excessive) recoil and muzzle blast though. 204 vs 223 vs 22-250 vs 243. 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. can’t kill a deer past 220 yards. The .223 Rem. 10 Early Ice … 22-250 vs 223 vs 204 Ruger vs 220 Swift: Ammunition Selection Introduced only two years apart, the .223 Remington and the .243 Winchester couldn’t have come from more different neighborhoods of the firearms world. When it comes to Remington rifle, one of the most discussed issue is the use of .22-250 or .223 caliber. So the .223 and .243 are very different cartridges. Since this year is such an anomaly (I hope), I’m going to give the overall nod in this category to the .223 Rem. Shootability Mag. A .223 you can shoot hundreds of rounds over many hours without feeling the effects like you would from a .243. Remember that. In the shooting sports we call that reaction recoil or "kick." 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. The recoil of the .308 could reduce accuracy for novice shooters compared to a .243. Bolt action rifles, lever action, pump action, self loading rifles and other miscellaneous longarms. The major difference deals less with size and more with pressure. In terms of comfort, the .223 Rem. as well. , 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. Recoil is the downfall of many shooters, men as well as women, adults as well as kids, heavyweights as well as lightweights. It even has over 14% more energy than 300 Blackout, 15% more than 30-30 Win, and 49% more than .223 Rem. is the most popular rifle in America, and Weatherby offers tack-driving bolt guns in both calibers in a wide variety of configurations. In a normal year, the .223 Rem. Fire a 120-grain in the 7mm-08 at 3100 fps to get 17.5 f-p at 12.7 fps. A 243 has more powder, 25 gr 223 vs ~38-40 for 243. is a necked-down .308 Win., so it holds nearly twice as much powder as the .223 Rem. Joined: Mar 2008. Also, the effects of recoil are cumulative. The recoil is still no problemo. Generally speaking, (very generally; calm down, everyone) a .223 Rem. Recoil of the 350 Legend will be almost exactly the same as 243. Theoretically, if all other variables (e.g. RE: Recoil .223 VS .243 i had the same delema years back,wanted a 223 for predators but realised this cartridge wasn't good for deer.went with the 243 and love it.its fun to shoot(all day if need be)and there realy is no recoil to speak of.i can watch the bullet hit its intended target thru the scope every time,if the 243 had major recoil this wouldn't be possible. 22-250 is almost twice the price of the 223 ammo. 223 and use a Barnes for the deer. We offer cheap ammo and bulk ammo deals on the most popular ammo calibers. 67 posts • Page 1 of 3 • 1, 2, 3. 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. I like that .243 has substantially more ft. lbs of energy. 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. In this comparison, the .243 Win. Which of the two make a better choice for a hunting cartridge? But you're still talking about 10-11 ft lbs of recoil, which isn't much. The .243 Win. The .243 Winchester is simply the .308 Winchester necked down to hold .243″ diameter bullets. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > browning308 Member. ... Best yet is to start them with a .223, then get them a 7-08. 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. 22=250's CAN burn out a barrel faster than a 223 will, depending on the velocity of ammo used, and frequency of use. .223 vs .243 The .223 is going to be easier on wallet and recoil less. Whitetail Deer Cartridge Shoot-Out: .30-30 Win. Ballistics The 223 is not legal for hunting in many states. Don't discount the .243 Winchester as a long range cartridge. For just a little bit more recoil though, the 243 maintains deer-relevant energy much further than both the 300 Blackout and 223. 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. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by browning308, Feb 10, 2011. Go with the .223 Remington as the recoil that cartridge produces is virtually non-existant. Top #2012095 - 10/04/11 09:06 PM Re: recoil comparison of a .223 and a .243? Sniper. It does make some noise and does recoil more than a "little" .223 but it can reach out and touch someone (some varmint) way better than the .223. hans471, Feb 11, 2011 #6. mc223 Member. .223 recoil is about 3 or 4 pounds,.243 is around 8.5 to 11, and 30/30 is about 10 to 12. In non-pandemic times, the .223 Rem. Using the rifle kicks, the higher the stopping power can kill a deer out 500! 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