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22-250 good for Coyotes??

 
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:37 AM
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Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

If your running a 105 hybrid out of your .243 @ 3150 your .308 is nowhere near the .243 ballistically, run the numbers.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:22 AM
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Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

That's true about the high BC .243 pills, they have better trajectory than a .308. But as I posted, a 22-250 will do me for out to 400 meters/yards. If I can't call them any closer I better quit for the day.

I even have a little PS90 carbine with Five Seven ammo (40 gr. A-Max bulletsthat would work out to 200 meters. But with thered dot sight I have on it I wouldn't try that at over 100 meters.

And that 230 gr. Berger Tac. Hybrid in my .300 Win mag would pass right thru. Need to make that a head shot for a good pelt. The Bushnell ERS 3.5 - 21 scope W/H 59 reticle on that rifle is great for fast follow-up on misses - IF the 'yote hangs around. No need for turret cranking with that reticle.
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:02 PM
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Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

yeah.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:00 AM
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Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

I run 53 gr vmaxs at 3850 with a stiff charge of cfe 223 in my 12 twist 22-250. It does great on dogs out to 700 yards. At 500 yards it's only drifting 18 inches in a 10mph wind and drops 24" from a 100 yard zero. The 0.29 BC makes this bullet a great choice IMO. Pelt damage is minimal as they come apart on entry. I've shot dogs at 70 yards with this same load and it never exits.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:48 AM
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Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

I think the 22-250 is the ultimate coyote rifle. My custom 22-250 sports a 28 " Shilen and with CFE223 powder that long barrel will push a 52 Amax at 4200 fps. Longest coyote kill so far is a little over 600 yards. Great fur bullet as well. For 22-24" barrels load the Speer 52 HP (not the match bullet, the one with the big HP) and use 34 grains of H4895. 99% of your coyotes will look like they died of old age.For that bullet to work well you have to keep velocities around 3400-3500 fps. If you want bigger go to the 25-06 or even better the 25-06 Ackley Improved and shoot the Sierra 100 MK.
I will probably have some hunters disagree with these remarks but this comes from about 800 coyotes killed with a mouth call.
I just got my latest custom rifle back from my gunsmith. It is a 240 Weatherby with a 27" Brux. Shoots the 90 Accubond at 3450 fps and they make a ragged hole at 100 yards. I put a Viper 6x24 first focal plane scope on it. I am leaving for Montana in a few hours to hunt whitetails with my daughter in the Bozeman area.
Good luck on your coyote rifle.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:55 PM
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Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

4200 with a 52 grain bullet out of a 22-250??? That is more than i could get out of my 22-243 middlestead with a 27" barrel, whats the trick?
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:42 AM
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Re: 22-250 good for Coyotes??

The only thing I can think right now is that not all chronographs are created equal? I've blown a few primers clean out of the back of 22-250 brass and left the primer pocket big enough that I could insert my pinky finger in them and have never before witnessed any speeds near what some claim with their 22-250's. I've pushed 36 grain Barnes bullets to the 4400 fps mark before but I only have a 26" tube. Maybe a couple extra inches will get me that extra 300+ fps that I'm looking for?
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