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Old 12-31-2010, 02:13 PM
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Either the 22-250 or 243 would fit the bill.

I hunt the central KS area and I vary between the two on where I'm hunting. If strictly hunting bottoms and woodlots, I doubt you'd see much of a difference from 50-100 yds. The advantage the 243 gives me is less wind drift when hunting the edges and increases my capablity to but rounds on target. The wind here in KS can really challenge ya!

The 243 could double as a loaner deer rifle as well.


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What is the 6XC? What is the parent cartridge? How is it formed?
basicly nothing more than a 22-250 case necked upto 6mm. You can buy cases from Tubbs or simply form your own. I shoot a 6/250AI, which is nothing more than a 6XC improved. It will push 105 grain Amax bullets to 3100 fps
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I am wanting to build a "walking varminter" that I primarry will use for coyote and bobcat calling in Eastern Kansas. Shots usually are 50-100 yards but sometime are further and want the ability to reach out. I have historicall used a sporter weight 223. I also have a couple of heavy barrel 22-250s that I shoot prairie dogs with.

I am leaning towards 22-250 because I already load for it, have components, etc. I also thought about a 243. I think I want to stick with standard chamberings (i.e. not Ackley or tight neck). If I chose the 22-250 I woud likely use either 55 or 60gn NBT or V-Max.

I understand the 243 might be more versatile but would welcome everyones opinion.

Think I will start with a 700 action, HS Sporter stock, 24-26" barrel that is .700-.750" at the barrel.

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JS
I'd do the regular 22-250, for the reasons you stated. It'll kill 'em as far away as you can hit 'em.

For a walking gun, I wouldn't even consider a .700-.750 muzzle diameter, that's a number 5 through Rem varmint contour realm. Too much for a walker. I wouldn't go over a Rem magnum profile, which is around .650, and keep it at 24 or under, and get it in an 8" twist.

I just put one together that's similar. 23" Rock 8 twist Rem mag contour, .655" at the muzzle, chambered in 22-250 Ackley, sitting in a McMillan Classic stock, with a Leupold 3.5-10 CDS in Talley rings/bases. Weighs in a 8 1/4 lbs. Add in five rounds, bipod, and sling, and that's all you want in a walking varminter.
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If you want a "walking rifle" I would get a .243 win in a #3-4 weight barrel. Fur friendly would be your .223 rem or new build in #3-4 weight barreled .223 AI. If you're young get a heavier barrel in light weight varmint configuration.

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Have yet to shoot a bobcat but if they are anything like ditch panthers a 22-250 or 243 is gonna cuttem in !!
My walking varminter is a CZ American in 223= Light & accurate with enough power to putem down without blowing them in ......Coarse if your into parts
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Ditch Panthers? Now there is some VALUEABLE info.
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Ditch Panthers? Now there is some VALUEABLE info.
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If all your doing is irraticating the bigger rounds will get-r-done but then why not a 7mag or better yet a 25-06?
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