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Old September 28th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #21
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.243 possibly? Or are we holding to rimfire...

I realize the ammo is more...
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Old September 28th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #22
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If going to Centerfire why not a .223? H&r builds a solid single shot.
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I have a 223 and 3006
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If going to center fire I highly recommend a .25-06 for varmit.
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For Varmints 22-250 is on the top of my list. 223 is more economical but the 22 250 has some extra zing!
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For Varmints 22-250 is on the top of my list. 223 is more economical but the 22 250 has some extra zing!
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Oh yeah, 22-250 slipped my mind
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I will argue the last comment. 22 mag is better in the wind.
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17 on yotes out to 150yds(must be dead still/no wind). Cake! Do NOT run the poly tips! Std pointed round in the ear, boom-dead every time. The neigh sayers are welcome to come sit with me any time.

I prefer my .243 ruger american for yotes but on the late evening sets when your going to be out after dark the .17/12ga combo is my go-to. 12ga with heavy shot water fowel loads groups great out to 50 yards and still puts them on the ground.

I have a bull barrel marlin.
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Most of my areas I coyote hunt is at most 100 yards but mostly 40-80
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For Varmints 22-250 is on the top of my list. 223 is more economical but the 22 250 has some extra zing!
Why do you choose 22-250 over 25-06?

For eliminating a pest damage doesn't matter. 25-06 has more energy and longer ranges at equal or high velocity. Along with the fact that a .257 (25-06) can be used on bigger game where a .223 round (22-250) won't do the job. 22-250 is an alright round but not the best choice IMO.
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Why do you choose 22-250 over 25-06?

For eliminating a pest damage doesn't matter. 25-06 has more energy and longer ranges at equal or high velocity. Along with the fact that a .257 (25-06) can be used on bigger game where a .223 round (22-250) won't do the job. 22-250 is an alright round but not the best choice IMO.
Because I have no need for an all around caliber. If I want a varmint gun, I use my varmint gun. If I want a deer gun, I use my deer gun. I prefer to use a gun for what it is meant for.
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Why do you choose 22-250 over 25-06?

For eliminating a pest damage doesn't matter. 25-06 has more energy and longer ranges at equal or high velocity. Along with the fact that a .257 (25-06) can be used on bigger game where a .223 round (22-250) won't do the job. 22-250 is an alright round but not the best choice IMO.
Using your way of thinking my 300wsm F class gun would be perfect for prairie dogs.
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Why do you choose 22-250 over 25-06?

For eliminating a pest damage doesn't matter. 25-06 has more energy and longer ranges at equal or high velocity. Along with the fact that a .257 (25-06) can be used on bigger game where a .223 round (22-250) won't do the job. 22-250 is an alright round but not the best choice IMO.
You have to put bullet choice in there also. A 26-06 with the wrong bullet will pass threw a thin coyote. Pretty much every factory cartridge in 22-250 is made for woodchucks and coyotes.
So if you want to put a hole in them 25-06 will work but if you want to drop them in their tracks the 22-250 is more popular.
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Most of my areas I coyote hunt is at most 100 yards but mostly 40-80
.17 is plenty for yotes and smaller at those ranges!

That little tiny bullet really scrambles yote brain matter.

If hunting in the thick I would run the 12 ga. Paturn it and see what it shoots best, heavy waterfowl loads are just a little smaller that buck shot and they paturn much better.

It only takes 2-3 BBS of a shot gun blast making contact with a yotes head to drop them... neck shots kill them but not as quickly. They seem to run 30-40 yards before dropping with a neck shot.

I run a sweet 17 on my marlin and absolutely love it! Tack driver even after repeated shots.
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A gunsmith friend spun a .17 barrel on a 22 mag bolt gun and chambered it for the .17 super mag. We had some ammo at work to try it but the firing pin wouldn't dent the rim enough to fire ? He was thinking the case is much thicker for the added pressure ? Now to find a stronger spring.
I have one for him to convert if he gets it to work.
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A gunsmith friend spun a .17 barrel on a 22 mag bolt gun and chambered it for the .17 super mag. We had some ammo at work to try it but the firing pin wouldn't dent the rim enough to fire ? He was thinking the case is much thicker for the added pressure ? Now to find a stronger spring.
I have one for him to convert if he gets it to work.
Yes, the 17WSM requires something like 22# to fire. Thats why the B-Mag's bolt feels like shit.
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Yes, the 17WSM requires something like 22# to fire. Thats why the B-Mag's bolt feels like shit.
That would take some force to cock the firing pin wouldn't it ? As much as I hate the model 25 Savage it might have been a better size gun for it.

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Using your way of thinking my 300wsm F class gun would be perfect for prairie dogs.
I can promise it would do the job.
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