Re: Whats a good gun for coyotes??
3006 with a 55gr bullet ? The lightest I know of is a 110gr round nose from Hornady. But the wind drift on one of those would be worse than a 22-250.
My suggestion is a 243. The factory 243's will shoot up to the 95 gr SST. To shoot low drag high BC bullets for wind, you will need to go with a custom barrel. I have a 243 AI barrel, 26" 1:8 twist and I can shoot up to the 105gr Berger VLD's.
For a friend of mine, we just bought a Savage model 12 in 243 and a 6.5x47 Lapua match barrel. The day the rifle arrived, we swapped out the barrel and head spaced it ($30 for a go gauge). There is excellent Lapua brass for it, and also excellent 6.5mm bullets from a few different manufacturers.
Either the 6.5x47 or the 243 with an 8 twist barrel make a great multi purpose rifle. Factory rifles are more limited. The Savage rifles are much more economical for this kind of "tuning". This most recent case, the match barrel was $319, the factory stainless 26" fluted barrel will bring about $180 and we bought a NSS nut and ground recoil lug, which added $60. So $319-$180 + $60 = $199 out of pocket.