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Unread 02-03-2014, 08:52 PM
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22-250 or 243

Just wondering about a new barrel for a long range coyote rifle. A 22-250 with a twist to shoot 75g or 80g A- max or just go with the 243?
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    Unread 02-03-2014, 09:17 PM
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    Re: 22-250 or 243

    Split the difference and go .22/.243 with a 1 in 8 twist.
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    Unread 02-03-2014, 09:22 PM
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    Re: 22-250 or 243

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    Just wondering about a new barrel for a long range coyote rifle. A 22-250 with a twist to shoot 75g or 80g A- max or just go with the 243?
    Go with a .243 Winchester. I found myself in this same situation, but after much research and experience, I concluded that the .243 WIN has to be the best all around varmint cartridge out there. Components are everywhere for it, its fast, pretty easy on powder, long barrel life, high BC bullets including the 87gr V-MAX (my favorite) which has a G1 BC of .400, really high for a lightweight varmint slug. It had everything I was looking for. Its also extremely accurate,mine, which is a Remington Model 700 ADL Varmint with 6.5-20x40 Leupold Target, shoots 1/4inch-3/8inch groups easy at 100yds and well under 1/2 MOA out to 700yds, where my range card ends. Yes, there's faster wildcats out there and other cartridges, but none are as efficient, easy to supply, and rifles and ammunition can be found anywhere for the .243 Winchester. I hope this info helps. I have nothing against the great .22-250, but past 400yds the .243 takes over.
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    Re: 22-250 or 243

    22-250 with a 1 in 8 twist is the ticket!
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    Re: 22-250 or 243

    .243 with a 1-8 twist, shoot high BC A-MAXs, HPBTs, and VLDs.
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    Unread 02-04-2014, 07:48 AM
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    Re: 22-250 or 243

    Do an 8 twist .243, its simply too versatile ...you can run 75 and 80s in it if you wanna go light and they wont choke out or you can run 105s around 3050-3100fps and buck the ever living bejeebus out of the wind on long shots. If its 300 yds and in, then a 22-250 would be all you' really need.
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    Unread 02-04-2014, 08:25 AM
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    Re: 22-250 or 243

    either would make a great coyote gun. Me id proably go 243 just so i would be better armed if i ever decided to shoot a deer with it.
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