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Recommendations on rifle caliber please

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Unread 12-07-2012, 09:02 PM
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Recommendations on rifle caliber please

Looking for recommendations on a caliber for the 500-600 yard range for coyote and varmint hunting. I all ready have a 223 so prefer something larger than that looking for something with some decent energy left to drop them in that yardage range.

any recommendations greatly appreciated.
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    Unread 12-07-2012, 09:13 PM
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    Re: Recommendations on rifle caliber please

    My first choice would be .243. I have used mine to that distance and had great success. Not much need of going much bigger than that for little critters.

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    Unread 12-07-2012, 09:31 PM
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    Re: Recommendations on rifle caliber please

    6.5/.264"

    Many great cartridges in that caliber -me -i'd go w/a 260Improved.

    Great brass/bullets very hard hitting at 500-600yds- 140 class bullets are proven at long range too.
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    Unread 12-07-2012, 11:14 PM
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    Re: Recommendations on rifle caliber please

    One of my rifles that got used quite a bit coyote hunting last year was my 243AI.

    Can't see wanting for more...
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    Unread 12-08-2012, 01:40 AM
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    Re: Recommendations on rifle caliber please

    If you want a factory rifle I'd go 260 Rem.

    Custom?, then I'd pick the 220 swift ai or saami or 6mm ai or saami with a 1 in 8 on a long action with sufficient throat. I have been planning this same build for 4 months and one realization I came to is that I would rather leave two small holes than deal with the problems of trying to leave just one.

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    Unread 12-08-2012, 08:22 AM
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    Re: Recommendations on rifle caliber please

    actually looking at converting a long action Remmy to a different caliber for yotes was thinking of doing a custom build for this one.
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    Re: Recommendations on rifle caliber please

    6x47 Lapua with 80gr ballistic tips or 87gr vmax.....then again, i just had one built so I'm biased lol
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