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    X7 in .222

    Hi, i was just wandering how rare my x7 in .222 is as i cant seem.to find much info on it here in the uk. I hve tried ti contact marlin but they didnt seem to helpful. Also guys what twist rate do you think it is? I have tried to measure this and came up with 1 in 14 twist rate? Many thanks.
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    Well I don't know how rear it is, I do know it is one varmint killing round, from coyotes down they are drt.
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    1 in 14 twist is the standard twist that 222 came out in for years as its optimized for the 50gr flatbase bullets that was the standard loading since forever.

    I used 222's as meat hunting rifle's for years with the 1-14 twist and then later 1-12.....the only difference was that the 1-12 would stabilize boat tail bullets....depending on the brand of projectile some of the BT's wouldn't stabilize in the 1-14.
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    The X7s in 222 Rem were not cataloged as a standard offering from Marlin/Remlin---I am not sure about how many were made but it can't have been very many. I remember a few MO members posting about their 222s about 4 years ago or so. Hopefully Click Click Boom or one of our other X7 gurus can add some more info on this...…...
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    Definitely an oddity. Couldn't have been very many made. Might have even been a run done specifically for an order placed by an exporter.
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    Very interesting! Would love to know more....
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    Would a sporting .222 caliber as opposed to the military 5.56mm X 45mm round firing gun be easier to import?

    I firmly believe the .222 inspired the .308 Winchester. They are both proportional to each other.

    I had the honor to work with Eugene Stoner on several projects and in conversations with him I noted the .223 (designed by him), the 30-06, and the .50 BMG all share very close proportions. He winked and said 'yes!'. They originally looked at the .222 for the M16 but Mr. Stoner wanted more powder capacity so he defered to basing his .223 on the 30-06 and .50BMG.

    It only made sense to me that the .308 Winchester (7.62mm NATO) was based and scaled on the .222. Both share an honorable and record reputation for accuracy.

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