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#1427106 - 11/28/09 07:50 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: RHcoyotehunter]
reloadmike78 Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 228
Loc: West NE
Originally Posted By: RHcoyotehunter
what has the best nock down power for yotes 22-250 or 223 or 204


Of the three the 250 will, but nothing will overshadow a well placed shot, no matter the caliber.
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#1427125 - 11/28/09 08:06 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: reloadmike78]
RHcoyotehunter Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 31
Loc: ND
wats the best brand, model, and bullet for a 22-250

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#1427149 - 11/28/09 08:22 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: RHcoyotehunter]
6mm06 Offline
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 07/31/05
Posts: 4422
Loc: USA
I guess it probably boils down to whatever suits your fancy and what you are comfortable with. There's a lot to be said for a rifle that you have confidence in and one that just feels right.

I have a lot of calibers mentioned; 223, 22-250, 243, 25-06 plus several others, and I wouldn't hesitate to use either. But for me, where I live and hunt, my Dtech AR 6x45 fits the bill nicely. It's a 6mm caliber out of a .223 case, shooting 75 gr. Sierra HPs. Good medicine for coyotes (in my limited experience with it) and darn good on bobcats too.

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#1427179 - 11/28/09 08:44 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: 6mm06]
Thornton Wild Offline
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Registered: 11/28/09
Posts: 192
Loc: USA
The milder report and recoil of the .223 sure has it's benefits. And if your shooting a repeater it doesn't hurt so much when you can't find all your brass. It is one of the most reloader friendly cartridges ever devised with a plethora of bullets to choose from as well. Oh yeah, I almost forgot...I have a 6mm Rem I'm often partial to as well!

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#1427194 - 11/28/09 08:57 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: Thornton Wild]
stripnut Offline
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Registered: 04/13/08
Posts: 54
Loc: utah
I have got to throw in my vote for the 22-250!
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#1427198 - 11/28/09 08:59 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: Thornton Wild]
ruger243223 Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 698
Loc: Nebraska
this topic is just as funny as ever when people talk about fur friendly rounds. All rounds I have shot in the last 30yrs of hunting nothing is a guaranteed fur friendly unless you are willing to shoot the 17 centers. I shot some and won't again as I had alot of runners. I shoot the 243s now with great success and I sell pelts, I use the 55gr Bts and yes they will tear one up if you don't place your shot properly. A 223 will also tear up pelts. My 243 is my hammer and I don't have runners and I will save over 90% of my furs, I say use what you want and figure what works for you. Everybody will have an opinion but yours is the only one that matters. Try some different bullets and see what is going to work for you. HAPPY HUNTING

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#1427208 - 11/28/09 09:06 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: Va243hntr]
beagler Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 8116
Loc: lackawanna county,PA
22-250
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#1427214 - 11/28/09 09:09 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: beagler]
Ambush Hunter Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 27
Loc: TX
.243 in the head :-)

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#1427233 - 11/28/09 09:20 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: Thornton Wild]
Alec Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 178
Loc: Concord,CA
My experience is from reloading and target shooting and deer hunting for almost 30 years. I'm new to coyote hunting. I own a 22-250 and have studied the balistics of it and the other 22s. The 220 Swift is a little faster for any given bullet weight, but has lots of cons. It is a long action and the rifle will be longer and a little heavyer. The extra speed the 220 Swift has over the 22-250 puts it just past the point of accelerated barrel burnning. The life of the acuracy will be less. 22-250s tend to group really tight and working up tight acurate loads is easer, and better then a 220 Swift.
Conpared to the other 22s ( 223,222 ect) the 22-250 is faster then all will have longer range flater tragectory, and is as accurate as any of them.
Compared to a 204 Ruger the Ruger is a little flater under 300 yards but the 22-250 is also real flat at 300 and can kill out to 450 or 500 yards. The Rugers best bullet weight is 40 grains going like 3900 to 4000 FPS. The best bullet weight for the 22-250 tends to be 55 grains going around 3500-3600. Those extra 15 grains of lead gives it alot extra range. Alec

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#1427241 - 11/28/09 09:25 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: Alec]
RHcoyotehunter Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 31
Loc: ND
wat brand is better for 22-250s winchester or remington

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#1427249 - 11/28/09 09:29 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: RHcoyotehunter]
Alec Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 178
Loc: Concord,CA
Remington 700s are known to be better especialy if its from their cutom shop with a bedded action, blue printed action and free floated barrel.

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#1427267 - 11/28/09 09:38 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: Alec]
K22 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 10/19/03
Posts: 1602
Loc: Western NC
I'm one of those 17 Rem. nuts and have been since 1971 when I bought my first one. I've tried several other calibers thru the years, but I've always gone back to the 17. Recently I've been trying a 204, but to date I've only shot one Coyote with it. The results were very good, but still to soon to say it's as good as my 17's. It was a broadside behind the shoulder shot with no exit using a 35gr. Berger. I would think the 204 might be a little hard on the Grey Foxes we sometimes call in.

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#1427318 - 11/28/09 10:27 PM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: K22]
U.P. Hunter Offline
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Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 406
Loc: Nisula,MI/Peoria,IL
.243 Git her done!
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#1427401 - 11/29/09 12:46 AM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: RHcoyotehunter]
Buster Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 2214
Loc: Oregon Coast
Originally Posted By: RHcoyotehunter
wat brand is better for 22-250s winchester or remington


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#1427426 - 11/29/09 02:16 AM Re: best coyote caliber [Re: stripnut]
akdeaddog Offline
New Member

Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 8
Loc: alaska
I use to hunt northeast of valley city alot and most of our shots where over 200 yards, call shy coyotes, and always seemed to have wind, thats when i started using a 6mm because of the heavier bullet to help fight cross breezes something for you to think about.

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