Looking to get a coyote gun and was wondering what you would recomend for them. I have been looking at a 243 and 22-250 but have not been sold on either as of yet. Also I have only hunted and owned remington 700s and was wondering which is prefer as to the 700 or the savage? Thanks
Both are excellent choices, you can't go wrong with either that's for sure.
If you only plan to shoot varmints and such the 22-250 is plenty. If you think you will ever want this rifle to maybe be your varmint/deer gun the .243 would be more versatile.
As for Remmy or Savage, that would be a hard choice for me. I love just about anything on a Rem 700 BUT I'm pretty sure Savage makes a 22-250 with a 1-9tw and that would let you take more advantage of the horsepower with heavier bullets.
As much as it pains me to say this, mostly becasue I think the Savage actions are butt freaking ugly, I would have a VERY difficult time NOT picking the Savage if I were looking for a factory off the shelf gun. Just about all the factory Savages I've been around shoot damn well. That's not to say the Rem 700 factory guns don't but if I were going to take my chances with a factory rifle that I knew I was going to keep "stock", I would probably pick the Savage. Now, if you ever think you will rebarrel or modify the rifle you are looking at getting, a Rem 700 would be my first choice.
You might want to look at a 6mm Remington. Remington chambered their Limited Edition CDL Stainless in this cartridge again. It's a great round for coyotes and works very well for deer and antelope if you should later want to try hunting them.
I shoot a Ruger #1B in 6mm for coyotes, deer, and antelope. It is fast and flat shooting and packs more pop out there on those longer shots at coyotes you might have.