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#2561117 - 10/24/13 07:26 PM 22-250 vs 243
EDP Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 979
Loc: Texas
I'm sure this has already been discussed
Getting ready to get another calling rifle for coyotes and am been debating on these two rounds
I shoot a 22-250 now and have for some time
What is the good and bad from either
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#2561124 - 10/24/13 07:36 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
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243 is bigger, louder, and will kill them dead'r than dead. Kind of a dead x 3! smile
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#2561125 - 10/24/13 07:36 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
bigtommy Offline
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Registered: 03/29/12
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Loc: MN
I like the 243 better it more of a versatile round.

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#2561130 - 10/24/13 07:41 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
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Loc: Texas
Aren't they making some smaller bullets for the 243 now?
How is the coefficient of one bullet vs the other
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#2561164 - 10/24/13 08:29 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Missouri
I think either caliber is a good choice for varmint hunting. A 243 could be used for deer sized game also. It always boils down to what you are confident with and shot placement is the most important part!

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#2561165 - 10/24/13 08:29 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
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Registered: 12/04/06
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I have both and like them alot...so my vote is yes!! thumbup
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#2561182 - 10/24/13 08:45 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
2muchgun Offline
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243 is one of my all time favorite cartridges. If you don't own one, you should.........
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#2561186 - 10/24/13 08:48 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
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Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 164
Loc: arizona
I like the .243 for deer hunting.


Edited by dhc-6 (10/24/13 08:53 PM)

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#2561203 - 10/24/13 09:14 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
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Loc: Texas
Will be pretty much for coyotes
I use a 270 for deer
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#2561211 - 10/24/13 09:45 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: 2muchgun]
mikeyg Offline
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Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 313
Loc: S.W. Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: 2muchgun
243 is one of my all time favorite cartridges. If you don't own one, you should.........

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#2561214 - 10/24/13 09:49 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
whitey21 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 374
Loc: Demopolis, AL
55 grain vmax is around .255 on bc for 22-250

243 58 grain is .250
75 grain is .330

If you have a 22-250 already why are you needing another gun? Just cause you want one or is it just not suited for coyotes (to heavy, don't want to carry it for whatever reason)?

If I had a 22-250 already that I could carry I would get a 243. Just to switch it up. If it was one I didn't want to carry, like my gun is to heavy, I would get another 22-250 because I could use same ammo and/or reloading dies, bullets, powder. Given that both guns like similar stuff.
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#2561228 - 10/24/13 10:22 PM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
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Registered: 03/23/12
Posts: 2877
Loc: Kansas
For equal weight bullets, there won't be a lot of difference in BC. In theory, the smaller the bore, the better the BC for a given bullet weight, but it's also a matter of sectional density, and they end up pretty similar.

If you buy a .22-250, you'll see coyotes outside your range on a windy day where you wish you had a 75grn+ pill to reach out and tag them. If you buy a .243win, you'll roll coyotes at 30yrds and kick yourself for how much damage it caused.

Not that the .22-250 is particularly kind to hides either, but moreso than the .243 of course.

I don't have a .22-250 anymore, as I favor .223rems. But I also have a .243win, and I'm drooling to get a .243WSSM from Dtech.

As a side note, the longer I hunt whitetail deer, the more and more I start to consider the .243win the optimum whitetail cartridge (even though I rarely use it for that).
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#2561301 - 10/25/13 01:31 AM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: Varminterror]
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Registered: 12/15/03
Posts: 278
Loc: va
I don't think its fair to consider/compare a 22-250 with a 50gr-ish to a 6mm bullet with 58gr as I think you should compare the 22-250 with a 6mm 75gr-ish bullet. Reason being is the 6mm has the ability to shoot heavier bullet and this helps with wind drift if it is windy.

Years ago a friend of a friend renting an old farm house on my old man's farm used to snipe groundhogs from the barn loft out to 300 yards and he got a high percentage of hits and it was a heavy barreled rifle.

I think today for a dedicated coyote rifle out on the windy plains or even in eastern fields where long shots are common the 6mm bullet would work well. The only draw back is if you got a coyote showing up at say 70 yards...the 6mm will make a mess if them.

Even with a 6mm 58gr Hornady bullet the bullet will fly but at some time wind factors in because of the relatively light bullet.

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#2561302 - 10/25/13 01:34 AM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
AubreyD. Offline
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Registered: 03/07/13
Posts: 528
Loc: Freestone county Texas
Ya I think the only way you could really compete with the .243 is to get a really fast twist 1-7 or 1-8 twist 22-250. The .243 Winchester is one of the most versatile calibers out there. They are usually accurate and not too picky about what you feed them. As for the 250 it can be a bit more picky about what it likes in my experience.
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#2561323 - 10/25/13 06:14 AM Re: 22-250 vs 243 [Re: EDP]
joed Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 1252
Loc: OH
I have both but prefer the .243 hands down. The .243 is more versatile and can shoot bullets ranging from 55 gr to 115 gr depending on twist. Mine handles 55 gr to 100 gr and shoots them all accurately.

My .22-250 shoots one bullet well, the 52 gr match. Anything else hasn't been as accurate.

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