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Unread 05-31-2011, 09:53 PM
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hey yall I live in ohio and can't use rifles for deer or anything but was wonder what would be the best rifle to buy for groundhogs n coyotas also what would be the range of each rifle......ive been using a .22 n sometimes my 870 but I want more distance
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    Unread 05-31-2011, 10:07 PM
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    Re: rifle

    223, 204, 22-250, 220 swift, 243 win - pick your poison.

    Any of these will be a serious upgrade over a 22LR, and depending on your skill level and accuracy of the rifle are capable of reaching out 300-600 yards pretty easily depending on which one of these you choose.
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    Unread 06-01-2011, 09:17 AM
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    ok thanks i thought about getting a 223 cause i could deer hunt in other states with that but also were looking in to a 17hmr one more Q how far do you think i could hit groundhogs with a 223?
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    Unread 06-01-2011, 10:44 AM
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    Re: rifle

    Some people shoot groundhogs at 800 yards and even farther. How far you can do it depends on how good you an your equipment are. 223's while they will certainly kill a deer with precise shot placement are not quite optimal for deer. Some people have problems killing coyote's quickly with 223's.

    Add possible deer hungint in other states in addition to varmint hunting and the standard calibers that come to mind are

    .243 win
    25-06
    7mm-08
    .308
    .280rem
    .270win
    or anything in between

    The 280 and 270 are getting on up there in size and may be more than you want.

    If anyone I personally know approached me and asked me "hey i want a coyote/groundhog/deer rifle what should i get" my answer to them would be "get a .243 or a 25-06 either or.
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    Unread 06-01-2011, 01:30 PM
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    Re: rifle

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    .243 win
    25-06
    7mm-08
    .308
    If anyone I personally know approached me and asked me "hey i want a coyote/groundhog/deer rifle what should i get" my answer to them would be "get a .243 or a 25-06 either or.
    I second those options, but will add the 6.5x47 Lapua, 260 Rem, and 6.5 Creedmore. I think the 6.5 calibers would get the nod from me though. However I am a very avid .308 fan.

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    Unread 06-01-2011, 01:51 PM
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    Re: rifle

    My vote would be for a Savage 112 BVSS chambered in .243 Ackley Improved throated for 117g Matrix Ballistics VLD bullets. Those bullets perform similar to Bergers on game according to MB.

    In the AI chamber, you can still shoot factory 243 Win ammo, which is readily available, if you choose but you can also take advantage of loading hot AI rounds once brass is formed if you want.

    I plan to do this combo soon.
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    Unread 06-01-2011, 02:24 PM
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    Liltank

    For sure the 6.5's Deserve mention the reason i didnt was im unsure of the availibility of factory ammo for the various 6.5's

    That being said if i had to sell everything and go with 1 rifle for everything i would strongly look at a 6.5x284 myself
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