HI there. Anybody have any data to support the claim that the .222 is quieter than the .223? For the sake of discussion let's assume bolt action rifles of the same make, barrel length, powder charge, bullet, and velocity. I load both cartridges and they shoot a 40 gr. V-Max @ 3,400 fps with 25.1 grs of H335, yet there are those who swear that the .222 is noticeably quieter and, therefore a significantly better choice for predator and varmint control in built up areas.
I have found that once you go to a centerfire cartridge and/or exceed 2,500 fps the neighbors really start to take notice. Maybe add .22 Hornet to the discussion and see where we end up? Thanks for any input.
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