Originally Posted by Tnwhip
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.