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new to coyote hunting, 7mm-08 or .223?

 
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:46 AM
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Re: new to coyote hunting, 7mm-08 or .223?

Will do, Chas. It may be a while, though. The new model hasn't been offered to the public....yet. Supposed to be sometime in 2010. If I can get an answer from Savage, I will post it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:05 PM
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Re: new to coyote hunting, 7mm-08 or .223?

As usual I am Late getting to the forum. Iam kind of new to coyote hunting on accassions I have killed some here and there with a 25-06 and a few with a 7mag at long distances while deer hunting.
I bought a Savage 10 Predator this past summer in 22-250. I'm disapointed in it ,because it is not shooting as I think it should. I started out with Barnes 53gr which group close to an inch. The 55gr nosler B/Ts do a little better. I am planning on trying some Berger 62gr vld's.
If the .243 in the model 10 had been out at that time I would have bought it. I may sell my 22-250 and get one.
I'm realy thinking of useing my 6.5x55 it loves the Berger bullets and is very accurate and pleasant to shoot. Should I do that or get a .243?
If some one has some input on this please share.
ejboy
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:03 PM
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Re: new to coyote hunting, 7mm-08 or .223?

243-you could always use a new gun-only kidding. Seriously if your 6.5x55 loves the Berger bullets and is very accurate and pleasant to shoot...then why not go with it.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: new to coyote hunting, 7mm-08 or .223?

Ej, why aren't you pleased with the .22-250? Seems that MOA is perfectly acceptable for coyotes, although I would think a slightly heavier bullet might be more effective, depending on your barrel twist? The .22-250 is considered one of the best calibers for coyotes, so I am puzzled as to why you are having problems.
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:30 PM
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Re: new to coyote hunting, 7mm-08 or .223?

chase1 & goofycat,
1st the 6.5 is more accurate than my 22-250. It is shooting 1 hole groups and it seems to fly straighter in the wind.
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Old 01-03-2010, 07:59 PM
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Re: new to coyote hunting, 7mm-08 or .223?

Then I'd go with the 6.5

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Old 01-04-2010, 02:35 AM
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Re: new to coyote hunting, 7mm-08 or .223?

EJBoy,

Your 22-250 should be capable of shooting better than MOA, much better.
I don't know much about savage, never owned one; but I've got one of the earlier Remington VSSF models with NF 15X scope and Jewel trigger set at 10 oz. that is my #1 coyote rifle. You may not believe this, but it shoots 2" 3 shot groups at 400 yds, even 1 5/8" a couple of times (calm day off the bench) with my pet load (55 grn Berger MEF at 3750' per second).

If I were in your shoes with the Savage, I'd check into getting it bedded, recrowned, x-o scope, ect. because the 22-250 cartridge IS CAPABLE of better than 1 MOA with precision handloads.

Good Luck.

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