New Varmint Rifle

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  1. dewdogg

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    Hey guys,
    I'm looking at a new varmint rifle. SO should it be a 22-250 or a 17hmr. mostly after "yotes"


    Thanks,
    Dew
     
  2. abdiver7777

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    Get a 223..... Cheaper ammo.......
     
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    MJB I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    204 such a hot load and with little recoil you can keep your target in your scope after the shot.......yet 350-400yrds 3" drop dead yotes or 6mm or 26 for 600yds
     
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    .264 still no recoil. Just sayin :D
     
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    22-250 you can load down or use it as is, They never made a better critter cartridge and it will do great for Pronghorn and Deer if needed.
     
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    22-250 the .17hmr awesome for prairie dogs too small for long range coyotes.
     
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    22 250 for sure on yotes
     
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    22-250. Will shoot better if there is any wind.
     
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    Maybe this will help :D
     

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    .17hmr is NOT a coyote rifle. I shot a 7lb fox with one and it took some serious killin, and still damn near bit me when I got close. .223! Universal, cheap and effective.
     
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    Maybe I should just stay with 30.06 55 gr Accelerator ammo.
     
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    You need one of each! Varmint rifles are wonderful things to shoot. From my 218 Bee to my 22-250. I use them for different things but for coyotes you can't beat the range of a good 22-250. As you can tell, I'm not an AR guy so let the shit fly. 223's are great but can never top a faster bullet.
     
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    If it's accurate, why not.
     
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    No-lead bullets don't shoot well in slow twist rifles. The new law made the .22-250 and the .220 Swift obsolete in CA.
     
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    .223 is just a better all around caliber. Cheaper and easier to find. I have a bolt action .223 that is an absolute tack driver. Love it.

    For the truly advanced predator guys (and re-loaders), a .204 or 22.250 is probably a better call, but I have killed plenty of coyotes with my .223.
     
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    My coyote rifle is an ar in .223 wylde, 18" barrel. The reason i went that route was it is a proven caliber, readily available and the ability to shoot either .223 or 5.56 is nice too.
     
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    Surprised no has brought up the good old .243. I tale prob 20-30 yotes a year and dont shoot any other calibers.
     
  18. Yellowtail Dan

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    223, ammo is easy to find
     
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    223 for Coyotes out to 300 yards, after that drift and ranging errors can get you in trouble.
    22.250 for distances out to 400 - 450 yards
    243 out to 500 - 600 yards

    My avatar photo: 732 yards with a 6.5x284 using 142 grain Sierra Matchkings
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