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223vs22-250??

Old 02-06-2008, 05:38 PM
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Default 223vs22-250??

I'm sure you guys get all kinds of questions about different calibers but I was wondering howbig of a differerence their is in the 223 vs. the 22-250 for coyote hunting? Seems like I could get a better deal on getting a 223,but I don't want to get it if their is a significant advantage with the 22-250.I probably wont be getting a shot over 300 yards in the area ill be hunting.
Also,is their much of a difference in pelt damage?
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:46 PM
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hey bamahuntin this is a touchy subject,but I will give you my 2cents worth.In our side of the country you probably wont need the extra range and velocity so the 223 is a very good choice,ammo cost about half as much or less than the 22-250.Every coyote I have taken with my 223 hasn't had a lot of fur damage I like 55grn softpoint,some of the V-max bullets do more damage,the 22-250 is also a great caliber but not needed around here due to the shorter ranges.Both are very accurate in all types of modern rifles.hope this helps.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:25 PM
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Out to 300 yds the 223 will be fine. Its after this distance that 22-250 would outshine the 223. Ammo is a bit cheaper for the 223, but it depends on how much you shoot. If you only shoot 2 or 3 boxes of ammo in a year, it wont be to hard on the wallet. If you plan on shooting 10 boxes of ammo, the 223 will save you a chunk of change.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:55 PM
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Is their any other rifle I should consider? I'm not dead set on these,they just seemed to fit what i'm looking for.I could probably geta 223 alot cheaper thana 22-250 as well right? I went and looked at some 22-250's today and all the ones I looked at were pretty pricey.All the ones I seen also were REALLY heavy as well.Can't imagine what a lighter weight one would cost.Did'nt really pay attention to the 223 because I was'nt really seriously considering it at the time.I had my heart set on the 22-250 but it's starting to sway a bit.What else should I be considering?
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:19 AM
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The .223 will do that for ya. The .22-250 will do it farther,and then there is the .220swift.I like the swift out of all the .22's,since I reload ammo is no problem.And there is still plenty of factory ammo out there.In a 22-250 savage 12 varmint is as good as it gets.I had one for a while then I got a ruger M77 MKII target in a .220 swift and just fell for the swift.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:43 AM
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check out the .204. You'll love it!
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:58 AM
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How does the 204 compare to the 223? It's a 20 caliber right? I seen quite a few of these when I was lookin around.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:01 PM
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Out to 300 yds the 223 will be fine. Its after this distance that 22-250 would outshine the 223. Ammo is a bit cheaper for the 223, but it depends on how much you shoot. If you only shoot 2 or 3 boxes of ammo in a year, it wont be to hard on the wallet. If you plan on shooting 10 boxes of ammo, the 223 will save you a chunk of change.
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Pass on the 204, and stay with the 223 Remington.Tom.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:24 PM
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Remington 700 22-250
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:15 PM
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Here in NC, I hunt predators in cut overs and on powerlines to take advantage of my .22-250's long range ability. I went through a similar decision making process last year and decided to go with the .22-250 so I'd never regret not buying the best in terms of long range.
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