I use the 53 gr TSX in .223. From a 16" barrel they had more than enough velocity to expand fully at 200 yds. Id figure a .222 out of a full length barrel would have the velocity the .223 had from my 16..
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In my smaller 22 centerfires I love the Calhoun bullets. They do have a max velocity which is not a worry with the 222 rem. Accuracy is very good with the calhouns also and they really do tear up a woodchuck