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which gun would you get ??

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Unread 12-24-2006, 05:02 PM
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which gun would you get ??

i would like to buy a new gun for coyotes and praire dogs. maybe an ar-10 in .243 or rem. 700 in 22-50. i like the semi-auto for the quick shots but im not sure if there will an accuracy issue with the ar-10. does anyone out there shoot either of these guns and what do you think.
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    Unread 12-24-2006, 05:11 PM
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    Re: which gun would you get ??

    I shoot a 22-250 and to me, I think a 1-8 twist AR in 223 is better. an 8 twist will make the 223 a viable 1K pdog rifle.
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    Unread 12-24-2006, 06:23 PM
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    Re: which gun would you get ??

    I had an AR-10T in 308 and it was very accurate a consistant 3/4moa gun out to 500yds with factory ammo , I have seen several AR-10 that were rebarreled to 243 and 260 that shot great sub 1/2moa out to 800yds. But before I would drop $1200 on a AR I'd get a good bolt gun.
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    Unread 12-24-2006, 06:35 PM
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    Re: which gun would you get ??

    I would go with a remington 700
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    Unread 12-24-2006, 06:58 PM
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    Re: which gun would you get ??

    A .243 is a lotta gun for PD... they don't take much killin', and the .243 barrel will die in one day over a good dog town.

    The .223 is all the gun you need, and will dump PDs at one hellova distance... last time I was in SoDak, I was taking PDs at up to 850 yds with a 40-XBBR in .222 mag. 14"twist, and 50 gr Sierra Blitz SP bullets.

    My shooting partner was doing even better (he is a better shooter! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] )

    Plus you can see your hits with a .223 class rifle, with a .243, you see nothing!

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    Unread 12-25-2006, 03:57 PM
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    Re: which gun would you get ??

    You can build an AR-15 chambered in 243 WSSM. I have a 223 with a custom barrel that shoots in the low .2's.
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    Re: which gun would you get ??

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    Plus you can see your hits with a .223 class rifle, with a .243, you see nothing!

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