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Re: Is a bull barrel necessary?

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I have thought about a .223 but they seem to lack the consistencey of further shots around 300-400 yards. I mainly want the gun for coyotes and sometimes I need the extra range of the 22-250.
I wouldn't underestimate the 223 with a decent load. My R15 varmint in 223 holds under 4" at 500 yards and kills coyotes pretty well with good shot placement. The Hornady 53 gr loads can get pretty close to a 22-250 speeds.
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    Re: Is a bull barrel necessary?

    Get one in a tight enough twist, the 60-75 grain ammo will get you to 800.
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    Re: Is a bull barrel necessary?

    When I was looking into a .223 Rem Or a 22-250 varmint rifle I emailed Sierra what is the expected barrel life in a varmint rifle .223 Rem 5000 Rounds, 22-250 3500 Rounds for top performace. I bought the .223 Rem & just FYI it will kill Praire Dogs as far as you can hit them. My last PD hunt last year to South Dakota I shot a .17 HMR more than center fire rifle less noise & the dogs did not go down there holes as soon. Is the bull barrel necessary less so with .223 Rem. Have a good time.
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    Re: Is a bull barrel necessary?

    I had a 22-250 and was not happy with it. The performance was not that much better than the 223. Mine wasn't as accurate as my brothers 223 and the ammo was more expensive. If you're going p. dog shooting get a Savage 223 and have one of your buddies buy a 17hmr. The squirrels I shoot are about half the size of a p. dogged live in colonies just like the dogs.
    17 hmr at 150 to 200 yards is challenging and lot of fun. No kick, low noise, and very accurate. After your trip use it for squirrel hunting or target practice at home.
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    Re: Is a bull barrel necessary?

    I live in s.e. mi. And there are plenty of times you need a rifle. Just not for deer. You will be much happier with a 223 especially if cost is a factor. Ammo is cheaper and easier to find. Less noise to. I shoot a .243 around the house and a .17hmr. If cost is a factor go with the 223 you won't be disappointed. They shoot good out 600 my uncle does it at hunting camp all the time.
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    Re: Is a bull barrel necessary?

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    Get one in a tight enough twist, the 60-75 grain ammo will get you to 800.
    true,
    but hard to deal with the over 200" of bullet drop !
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    Re: Is a bull barrel necessary?

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    true,
    but hard to deal with the over 200" of bullet drop !
    Do you want your cake... or do you just want something sweet to eat? You could always ackley improve it. That seems to be a good route to go and barrel isn't any harder than anything else. Still a low powder volume.

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