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What caliber of rifle do you prefer?

Old 03-28-2011, 03:44 AM
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Default What caliber of rifle do you prefer?

I'm looking into buying a rifle for groundhogs and coyotes. So what is your favorite hi-power rifle?
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:25 AM
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.243 is a good choice as a "do-all" type.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:43 AM
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im onna say a 22-250, but anything will kill as far as rifles go..17hmr?
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:22 AM
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".243 is a good choice as a "do-all" type." BnB

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Mine is a dedicated predator gun (coyotes mostly).
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:31 AM
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I like the .243 as well.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:41 PM
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Another vote for the 243 and you could use it for deer as well.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:04 PM
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I was using a .223, and i sent it off to be turned in a 6mmbr, the .243 cal's seems to buck the wind better than the .22's but isn't overkill, unless you build like a 6mm x.06 or bigger. Then you may have some big holes in your yote belts.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:54 PM
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I have a vey nice 6MM and .223. Both do the job very nicely. Seems like the .223 gets used the most though. Can't go wrong either way IMO.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:10 PM
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Well...I've only got one, a 243 Ruger Model 77...Only center fire I've had since 1980...It's killed a couple hundred deer, a half dozen bears, and a box car full of crows, groundhogs, foxes, coyotes and other critters...
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:05 PM
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Are you leaving them lay or selling the fur? If your selling the fur, 22.250. If your leaving them lay, .243.
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