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Old 10-04-2008, 07:57 PM
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You have a Remington 700 bdl in 25-06 and a browning a-bolt medallion in 7mm mag. Which of the following do you purchase for coyotes and smaller? No rimfire please as there are plenty of 22's in the family.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:08 PM
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I picked 22-250 but a 7mm-08 would be great. It would fit right in with the rifles you already have and makes a great long range varmint round or deer round with the proper choice of bullets. The 25-06 is also a great choice for both deer and varmints with proper bullet choices.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:53 PM
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He would be using the 25-06 possibly coyote, antelope and deer so this next will be for coyote and anything smaller. Thanks for the responses and votes so far!
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Old 10-05-2008, 04:18 PM
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ORIGINAL: confusedsoul

You have a Remington 700 bdl in 25-06 and a browning a-bolt medallion in 7mm mag. Which of the following do you purchase for coyotes and smaller? No rimfire please as there are plenty of 22's in the family.
What your really asking is, what "cartridge" to complete the combo, and my vote would be for the 22-250

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Old 10-06-2008, 10:55 AM
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I picked the .204 Ruger. It is a great rifle for coyote and smaller game. It doesn't have the recoil or the muzzle blast of the 22-250 and you can see the target explode through the scope when you pull the trigger. If you reload it becomes more economical than the 22-250 as it uses less powder. The barrels don't get nearly as hot as the overbored 22. My next choice would be the .223. It's a very under rated caliber when it comes to varmint hunting.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:50 AM
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I'd say .223 for cost of ammo and varmints out to 300 yds. The 25-06 would work at further ranges.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:21 PM
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ORIGINAL: Retaks

I picked 22-250 but a 7mm-08 would be great. It would fit right in with the rifles you already have and makes a great long range varmint round or deer round with the proper choice of bullets. The 25-06 is also a great choice for both deer and varmints with proper bullet choices.
I don't think a 7mm-08 enhances his collection at all. There's nothing it can do that you can't do just as well with the two rifles he's already got.

I vote for the .223. In an AR platform.... while you still can.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:27 PM
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I'd get either the .223 (cheap ammo) or the .22/250 (good long range).
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:42 PM
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I would have to say a 22-250 But the 204 ruger is a lot of fun to shot.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:31 PM
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I voted for the .223. As already stated, cheap ammo, good accuracy out to 300 yds.and you can get it in an AR platform before it's too late. As to accuracy, there is a shooter at my range who regularly wins military style comps with an R-i5 in .223 at 600 and 1000 yds.
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