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Old 02-17-2010, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ryanhill View Post
is there a big difference between the 22 250 and the 223 , (im a bow guy never even owned a rifle b4 so i dont know anythin about them )
A .223 uses about 25% less powder than a .22-250 to push a 50 grain bullet. The .22-250 (max app. 3,800 fps) runs about 400 fps faster than the .223 (max app 3,400 fps), which means that a .223 has about 1.5 inches more drop at 300 yards (if the rifle is sighted in at 200 yards), and about 4" more drop at 400 yards. The .223 does not heat barrels up as much as a .22-250, so .223 barrels last quite a bit longer. The .22-250 is better for longer ranges, but at 300 yards there is very little difference between the two.
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:36 PM
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you guys recomend single shot or bolt action
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:58 PM
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A bolt gun in .223 would serve well in the role you describe. My favorite coyote rifle is topped exactly as another poster already recommended: Burris FullField II in 4.5-14x with the Ballistic Plex reticle. Just about perfect, IMO.

As already stated, the .22-250 doesn't gain much over the .223 until you go beyond 300 yards, and even in the wide open sage country here, 300 yard shots and beyond are the exception rather than the rule.

If you're calling, you'll often have more than one dog come in at the same time, and sometimes from different directions altogether. I'm finding that it isn't altogether uncommon that I shoot at one dog, which causes another to bolt from where I didn't even see it. A repeater is the ticket for quick follow-up shots, though with some practice and the right rifle (preferably something in the Ruger No. 1 or High-Wall variety, not the break-action H&R or Rossi), one can reload and reengage pretty quickly.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:11 AM
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GO with the 22-250. You won't have to worry about every needing to replace the barrel, it walks circles around the .223, and since you're not shooting boat loads of ammo., you don't need to worry about reloading.

Skip the Nikon coyote special scope. The idea of "circles" might look good on paper and when aiming at circles, but the good 'ol cross hairs work better for precise point of aim.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:56 AM
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my vote is a 22-250....you can find a new m700 SPS varmint for 500 give or take...

everyone i know with one LOVES it...they are shooters out of the box with good glass....ive fired multiple groups under an inch at 100yds and many under 2" at 200yds...thats factory ammo and factory rifle...handloads im betting i can tighten them up farther...and a trigger job it'll shoot better...

everyone i know that has one loves theirs and all say the same for accuracy..

ive killed groundhogs at 350 with it...could go farther..just gotta find some longer fields!
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:14 AM
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I use a Remington model 700 SPS Varmint in a 223rem. Shooting 50gr. V-max bullets. Very happy with it. Pleasure to shoot.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:48 PM
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You can't go wrong with either a 243 or 22-250. A 204 wouldn't be a bad choice either if your shots aren't too far out there. Good luck.
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:59 AM
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ok got a 22 250 got to get a scope today what are the best mid price range 100 - 200 $ dollor scopes
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:04 AM
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100-200 scopes suck. trust the posts here. spend at least 299.00 for a leupold VX-1. this sounds overstaed, but lots of guys spend 500-1,200 for scopes.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:06 AM
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I've bought several "used" scopes as of late, and have saved a ton of cash and have gotten better quality then if I had bought the same priced new scopes. SO, I'd suggest shopping around for a good used quality scope.
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