Originally Posted by royinidaho
Hey, r u da guy I red about in what was it? Zane Grey, North of some thin'??
Ubetcha!!! The 250 is plenty for wolf. Especially with the fast twist and heavy for cal bullets. The only real benefit of the heavy projectiles is longer range and improved wind handling.
Any bullet the 250 will shoot well will do the job.
Shot placement, as always, is king. But, keep in mind that their heart is just behind the last rib. If you want to take one home move the shot a bit more forward. Think bait about that one.
A local just received his Montana Rifle in 220 Swift as his wolf rig.
Good luck on your Woofin'.
Thanks. I'm a 5x great-nephew of frontiersman Lewis Wetzel on his ma's (Bonnett) side. Hard to separate fact from fiction about the guy - such as that in Grey's Spirit Of The Border
, but it's pretty much agreed on by historians that Wetzel's skills and lifestyle were more of a white Indian's than Boone or Simon Kenton's, and his deeds no less verifiable or incredible than their's. I own a flintlock (Jaeger?) rifle that may have been owned by him or one of his brothers and it's possibly had the barrel shortened, which is believed to aid in loading on the run; maybe even while chasing - or running from - a wolf.
Hoping to get Idaho tags, as the hunting friend's family is out there, plus I'd really like a pelt to take back for my new grandson (middle name "Wolf" btw); if not we'll do the Kap River Ontario, CAN thing.
Will probably come down to a coin flip over the barrel twist change or re-chamber. Thanks, all.