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Old 05-11-2010, 04:51 PM
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22-250 or 25-06 for long range yotes?

Hi, Im new here and I am trying to figure out what caliber to use for coyotes 500yrds or more. I already have a salvage in 22-250 but the barrel does not shoot consistent groups. I was debating about getting a new barrel or buying a new gun in 25-06. Maybe even a different caliber that shoots accurate for long range and deer. Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:23 PM
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Re: 22-250 or 25-06 for long range yotes?

Between 22-250 and the 25-06 I would go 25-06 for sure for longrange yotes. The 25-06 will buck the wind much better than the 22-250.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:12 PM
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Re: 22-250 or 25-06 for long range yotes?

denny 2,
Welcome to Long Range Hunting!

I own a Stevens model 200 in .25-06 and love it. The .22-250 and .25-06 have the same ballistics, but the .25 uses more lead to get the job done.

At longer ranges the .25 will really shine over the 250, since it has higher ft./lbs. of energy at the same distances. I've owned both calibers and the .25 rules for killing power.

Good hunting, Bowhunter57
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:39 PM
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Re: 22-250 or 25-06 for long range yotes?

Several years ago I built up a .22/250 with a Douglas 1-7" ROT to shoot the 80 gr. Sierra HPBT and a 'yote' ain't got a chance out to 800 yards....if he screws up and stands still!! Rifle is on a M700 Rem action and it is a FANTASTIC SHOOTER!! The 80 gr. Sierra bullet performs outstandingly well at the above distance....1/2 MOA as a matter of fact!
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:50 PM
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Re: 22-250 or 25-06 for long range yotes?

denny2,
Again, welcome to LRH, and like the other two members said, go with the .25-06. The .22-250 is a great little round, for sure, even better with a fast twist to stabilize the heavy bullets. At 500yds and beyond? the .25-06 will out shine the .22-250, in deflecting the wind, trajectory and kinetic energy. The .25-06 is sufficient for deer also. Not sure how far you could stretch it but you should be gtg out to 500-550yds with the 100gn SMK, 110gn AB, or the 120gn SGK. The Berger 115gn VLD will get you to 650yds if you can launch it at 3200fps. This is keeping within the 1000ft/lbs of energy on game at distance. Good luck in your decision. JohnnyK.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:58 PM
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Re: 22-250 or 25-06 for long range yotes?

I would have to say the 06 for reasons stated above...wind, knock down power...I do however shoot a 22-250 and have kills on yotes at 540 1 shot kill spun a bit and dropped and one at 510 (buddy actually shot this one) and it too was a one shot kill. I am shooting 52gr amax with 35.3 gr varget at 3800 fps. Also, the 25-06 would be a good long range deer gun so you could kill two birds with one stone.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:04 PM
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Re: 22-250 or 25-06 for long range yotes?

Oh, another thing to add just got a 25-06 and have done some load developement with it with the 115 VLDs all groups shot under .75 MOA and best being just under .5. But if you do decide to go that way i have 70 or so 115 wildcat bullets that I couldnt get to shoot that I would be willing to part with, and maybe some 125s also got to see how those shoot first.
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