which gun would you get ??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by szabo, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. szabo

    szabo Member

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    i would like to buy a new gun for coyotes and praire dogs. maybe an ar-10 in .243 or rem. 700 in 22-50. i like the semi-auto for the quick shots but im not sure if there will an accuracy issue with the ar-10. does anyone out there shoot either of these guns and what do you think.
     
  2. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a 22-250 and to me, I think a 1-8 twist AR in 223 is better. an 8 twist will make the 223 a viable 1K pdog rifle.
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  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I had an AR-10T in 308 and it was very accurate a consistant 3/4moa gun out to 500yds with factory ammo , I have seen several AR-10 that were rebarreled to 243 and 260 that shot great sub 1/2moa out to 800yds. But before I would drop $1200 on a AR I'd get a good bolt gun.
     
  4. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    I would go with a remington 700
     
  5. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    A .243 is a lotta gun for PD... they don't take much killin', and the .243 barrel will die in one day over a good dog town.

    The .223 is all the gun you need, and will dump PDs at one hellova distance... last time I was in SoDak, I was taking PDs at up to 850 yds with a 40-XBBR in .222 mag. 14"twist, and 50 gr Sierra Blitz SP bullets.

    My shooting partner was doing even better (he is a better shooter! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif )

    Plus you can see your hits with a .223 class rifle, with a .243, you see nothing!

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  6. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    You can build an AR-15 chambered in 243 WSSM. I have a 223 with a custom barrel that shoots in the low .2's.
     
  7. Ballistic64

    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

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    Plus you can see your hits with a .223 class rifle, with a .243, you see nothing!

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    If you pull your head away from the scope fast enough,you can see the pieces falling back to earth. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    An accurate AR-15 will give a PD shooter more fun than should be allowed by law. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  9. radnur22

    radnur22 Well-Known Member

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    if you are interested, i just placed my Krieger barreled ar15 upper on the auction block. i took it out once for prairie dogs and a 20 round magazine is a hoot compared to a bolt gun. follow up shots on kin are a snap /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif to complete the rifle, all you would need is a lower, bolt group and a scope.
     
  10. cjk

    cjk Member

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    +1 for the ar15. Cant beat it for pdogs. 728yds so far with a stock Rock River varminter.