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.223 or .243

Old 01-31-2004, 07:45 PM
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i was which one to get .223 or a .243
i'll be hunting in fields and woods and some swamps for coyote and fox
any help would be appreciated
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Old 01-31-2004, 11:34 PM
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I think either size will be good. I think good grain selection would be a good factor as well. If i had a choice between the two i would pick the .223
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:55 AM
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Coyote and fox....223
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Old 02-14-2004, 04:17 PM
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.223 you will love it. and shells are very reasonable.
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Old 02-14-2004, 10:24 PM
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Whatever ammo is less expensive,unless you reload.
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Old 02-17-2004, 06:13 PM
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i would sugest the cheaper of the 2 but if shells r cheaper for one then the other then get that one
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Old 02-17-2004, 09:35 PM
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223 is cheap as heck to shoot. Even the good premium bullets dont cost an arm and a leg.
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:21 AM
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I see a lot of people saying to use a .223 Myself, I've used a .243 with GREAT success. Of course, I also use it for deer hunting and antelope on occasion. Though, if I were to buy one of those two strictly for varmint hunting... yeah, I'd have to side with a .223 as well.
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Old 02-24-2004, 08:54 PM
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how much does a 223 kick? less than a 12gauge????
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Old 02-24-2004, 11:16 PM
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I think that depends largely on the individual gun. If you get a gun designed specifically for varmint hunting, with a heavier stock and a "bull" barrel... you won't feel a kick hardly at all. My .243 is relatively light and I feel it kicks less than a 12 gauge.
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