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Old 07-15-2004, 04:48 PM
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Re: .243 vs. .223 for coyotes/prairie dogs

Hi VH-243

I gotta say I love my .243 loaded with 39.5 grains of H-335 (Hodgdon) with a fed 210 primer in the back and a 70 grain nosler balistic tip up front. Im getting 3350 fps out of a ruger m77 ultra light. Not my Long range gun but it hits what anyone aims at and BOY HOWDY! Not a round for saving pelts.

Check your recipie books and dont forget to work up the load for your gun.

BTW Hows things in Albuquerque? I grew up there from "73 to "84. Are you hot enough yet? Next time you have Chili rellanos with a side of carne adovada with a hot sopapilla think of me. That is the only part of that city that I dearly miss. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Old 07-15-2004, 05:33 PM
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Re: .243 vs. .223 for coyotes/prairie dogs

CouesHunter,
Reread my post, I am all for the 17. The so called gun experts I was talking about were gun writers.
I spent a lot of time at CoyoteGods before John Henry's head swelled so big. I have built, shot or researched almost every 17 there is.
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Old 07-17-2004, 01:18 AM
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Re: .243 vs. .223 for coyotes/prairie dogs

Hey Chris-- wasn't that u that was shooting that .17-.222 Mag AI we were talking about here awhile ago??

Speaking of Blaine Eddy-- i'll be sending in a writeup on a VERY specialized wildcatting video he's gonna be putting out soon. JUST wait until u see the photo i'm gonna put together for the article. I think (hope) u'll like it.
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Old 07-17-2004, 05:12 PM
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Re: .243 vs. .223 for coyotes/prairie dogs

That's one I haven't done yet. 222 Mag brass ain't the easiest to find....however, what about the 204 Ruger necked downed to 17? Hmmm, be the same as the 17-222 AI with easier to find brass and less forming.....
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:44 PM
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Re: .243 vs. .223 for coyotes/prairie dogs

The 243 is better for longrange shots and shoots better in the wind than the 223 would. I have a bit more experience in that and as well as the people that I hunt with. The smallest caliber we use is a 22-250.
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Re: .243 vs. .223 for coyotes/prairie dogs

As good as the .223 is I would still opt for the .243.
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Re: .243 vs. .223 for coyotes/prairie dogs

I have a 223 and a 243 both are great shooters.My 223 loves the 53 gr vmax over h4895 powder My 243 loves the 85 gr sbthp game king over h 4350 at 300 yds I can cover the groups out of both, with my coppenhagan can (redneck 1MOA) after 300 yds the 243 out shines the 223(especially in any wind). If I could only have one or the other it would be the 243. While no dought it cost more to shoot it is well worth it. The 85gr sierra hpbt is reasonable on fur too.
Thinking about the bergers any info would be great
thanks Dave
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