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Old 07-23-2006, 04:26 PM
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What do you guys think is a better yote round .223 or 22-250. I have a 223 but im thinking about selling it and getting a 22-250, what are your opinions on the 250 for knock down power. I want it to be able to anchor that yote. Is it better than a 223?
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:46 PM
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If the distance of your shots is stretching out to 250 yrds. and beyond, then the 22-250 will do better, BUT anything under that, they both should do just fine!
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Old 07-23-2006, 10:40 PM
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It's a little faster and a little flatter, but I don't think there is enough of a performance advantage to get rid of one for the other. A well placed shot with either round will anchor a coyote at most any range you can hit it.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:34 AM
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I prefer the 223rem over the 22/250win as I have had both and found no noticeable difference in the field between them other then the 250 burns more powder and makes more noise.
I have shot a lot of game with it from rabbits to large Red Deer and both worked exactly the same out to around 300m. IMO the 22/250win should only be used in heavy barrel varmint rifles for long range shooting around the 350m-500m mark.
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:38 AM
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its kinda a tossup really I have both, bout the only thing I like better about a 22-250 is it bucks the wind better then a 223 out to ranges past 250 yards. the down side to a 22-250 is after approx 3500 rounds you might have to get a new barrel. the 22-250 is a known barrel burner cartridge.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:22 PM
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Known barrell burner? Where'd that come from?

I just retired a $400 rifle that shot over 4,000 rounds and laid down approximately 300 coyotes in five years. I've never known anyone that really placed the 250 amongst barrel burners- interesting twist on a cartridge that has been around for generations! (See 22-3000)

Folks tend to get swept away in propoganda when chosing a calling rifle. I try to keep it simple. What are the odds you are going to push 6,000-8,000 rounds through this rifle in it's lifetime much less 10 years? What are the odds of you shooting enough coyotes to justify concerning yourself with fur damage? What are the odds of the majority of your shots being 400 yards plus? Realistic approaches to these questions will put you with the right calling rig.

I prefer the 22-250 for the extra knockdown, extended trajectory range and ballistic co-efficient in wind. The 223 is cheaper to shoot and sometimes extra rounds make a guy a better marksman... if that's your style, keep flinging those cheap rounds until you can place a .223 EXACTLY where you want it. I think a guy should shoot what he is comfortable with so long as it is effective in the field, either round will be acceptable in normal calling conditions.
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Old 07-26-2006, 09:45 AM
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I shoot a 22-250 and i love it. I have made some pretty longrange shots with it. It doesnt alwaysdrop them right away, but they never go to far.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:26 PM
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bigjim wat state are u from?
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:03 PM
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I'm sure there really isn't any major differences between the 2 calibers that you mentioned, at least not if you aren't shooting over 300 yards. Then the 22-250 shines. If it was me and it was a dedicated 'yote gun I'd opt for a 243....Wait, thats just me, I used to always use a 223, but it seems like the wind is always blowing good when i'm out and I wanted something to buck the wind a lil bit better.

The 223 will stone 'em out to 425 yards, I've done it.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:37 PM
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Known barrell burner? Where'd that come from?

I just retired a $400 rifle that shot over 4,000 rounds and laid down approximately 300 coyotes in five years. I've never known anyone that really placed the 250 amongst barrel burners- interesting twist on a cartridge that has been around for generations! (See 22-3000)

Folks tend to get swept away in propoganda when chosing a calling rifle. I try to keep it simple. What are the odds you are going to push 6,000-8,000 rounds through this rifle in it's lifetime much less 10 years? What are the odds of you shooting enough coyotes to justify concerning yourself with fur damage? What are the odds of the majority of your shots being 400 yards plus? Realistic approaches to these questions will put you with the right calling rig.

I prefer the 22-250 for the extra knockdown, extended trajectory range and ballistic co-efficient in wind. The 223 is cheaper to shoot and sometimes extra rounds make a guy a better marksman... if that's your style, keep flinging those cheap rounds until you can place a .223 EXACTLY where you want it. I think a guy should shoot what he is comfortable with so long as it is effective in the field, either round will be acceptable in normal calling conditions.
it is a known barrel burner ask just about anyone..... the average barrel life span of a 22-250 is about 3500 to 4500 rounds. I can easily put a 1,000 rounds if not 2,000 through a rifle in a year between Target shooting, P-dogging and hunting coyotes. My last 22-250 that I had before my current one was a Savage mod 12, it had been rebarrelled once. i had it rebarrelled after approx. 4,000 rounds. what happens is the chamber throat errodes and that leads to poor accuracy. but then again everyone has their own opinions on acceptable accuracy. out of my 22-250's with my handloads I expect .5 inch groups or better. from my experience once the barrel hit about 3,500 rounds the grouping began openning up very quickly at the 4,000 round mark I decided to have the barrel changed because it was only holding about an inch group at 100 yards. I suppose if you arent too nit picky on accuracy then you may get away with pushing more then 4,000 rounds. you can also extend the life of a 22-250 barrel by using lighter powder charges and heavier bullets.
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