After doing some searching around on here I've come to the conclusion that I'm most interested in either a 243, 22-250 or a 260. I'm still looking for the smallest amount of pelt damage possible, but I need to be able to reach out as much as possible "hunting in wide open country." Can anyone make a recommendation on one or the other? I've heard the 243 and 22-250 eat barrels for breakfast and I'm wondering if that's BS or if they really do chew them up "I don't want to replace match grade barrels once a month." Thanks in advance for all your help as I'm still learning the ropes in the coyote world.