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22/250 or 223

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Unread 10-08-2016, 02:30 PM
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22/250 or 223

Hi fellas, my brother and I are looking into getting into coyote hunting a little more serious and debating on rifle and caliber. We are both retired and don't want to spend a fortune on the rifles as far as ammo I can reload either the 22-250 or 223. We've narrowed it down to either one of these calibers. Any thoughts on caliber and rifle.
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Unread 10-08-2016, 04:23 PM
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Re: 22/250 or 223

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Hi fellas, my brother and I are looking into getting into coyote hunting a little more serious and debating on rifle and caliber. We are both retired and don't want to spend a fortune on the rifles as far as ammo I can reload either the 22-250 or 223. We've narrowed it down to either one of these calibers. Any thoughts on caliber and rifle.
I dont have much experience with the 223 but i did buy a Savage model 12 fv in 22-250 for my 6.5 Creedmoor build. I shot the rifle though while i got the money for the barrel. I developed a load with the 52 smk that was a consistent sub .25 moa 3 shot groups. I was able to take a coyote with it at 250 yards with the 53 Hornady v-max that i worked up a load with and that dog dropped like a stone and never wiggled. If I wanted a strict coyote rifle id definitely go with the 22-250. I was launching the 52 smk at 3825 and the 53 vmax around 3850-3900
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Unread 10-08-2016, 04:51 PM
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Re: 22/250 or 223

You want the .22-250.
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Unread 10-08-2016, 04:55 PM
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Re: 22/250 or 223

My vote would be the 22-250. A coyote will never know which round he is hit by, but unless your doing a lot of target or varmint shooting I would personally go for the 250. If you're loading then the cost between the two for decent components is not much issue. I just like the extra zip the 250 has. I load 55gr bergers with IMR 4064 and use it for predators and occasionally once a year on prairie dogs. Never had an issue with either.

Also, depending on the gun your looking at the 250 with a faster twist can still launch some of the heavier rounds pretty quickly.
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Re: 22/250 or 223

the only reason I would go with a 223 is if i wanted an AR sure is nice to have that semi-auto when you miss or have 2 dogs. i have both an AR and savage 22-250 if you decide 223 then definitely make it an AR, if AR's aren't your thing then id say 22-250, if your reloading cost difference is so small you might as well go 250 for the extra punch.
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Unread 10-09-2016, 12:56 AM
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Re: 22/250 or 223

I would go for the 22-250 as well. I won a Savage Predator in 22-250 at an Egg shoot a few years ago. I was pleasantly surprised. Nice weight, balance , and trigger. It shoots everything in 55gr I have fed it in factory ammo into sub .5MOA so I never even bothered to reload yet.
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Unread 10-09-2016, 03:08 PM
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Re: 22/250 or 223

I shoot a Savage model 12 with a 9 twist and it shoots 69 gr SMKs very well.
I also have a 223 Savage model 12, but prefer the heavier bullets past about 250 yds.
I had my 22/250 made into the Ackley version which is easily done and requires no
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