Re: Ideal Wolf Hunting Rifle
The 223 works very well in the timber, where shots are 10 to 200yds max. But I wouldn't call it "ideal". Lately, I've been using an old short tube Remmy 788 in 6mm shooting 85gr pills. I used to use a 6.8SPC, the AR15 platform is ideal, but it wasn't much good at longer stuff. I'm with Rooster and COLD T F on the 6.5, 25.06, 243etc. They're closer to what you'd call "ideal", in that, they do the same job as the 223 for closer stuff while still having enough horsepower to drop em at distance.
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