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#3054678 - 03/12/17 06:47 PM .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber
pcew73 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/17
Posts: 9
Loc: nw indiana
Hello guys! I'm new to the sight and was wanting some opinions on a new caliber for coyotes and only coyotes. My furthest shots will be less than 500 yards. I'm not interested in keeping the furs and want it to be drt when I shoot it. I know I'll get different perspectives and that's exactly what I want. Im also interested in knowing what guns you have your respective caliber in. Thank you in advance guys and I'm looking forward to hearing from you guys

Erik

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#3054683 - 03/12/17 07:12 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
pyscodog Online
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 14396
Loc: okla
My choice would be a fast twist 243. Or a 22-250.

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#3054688 - 03/12/17 07:23 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
joed Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 1252
Loc: OH
For that range you don't even need a fast twist. For 30 years I used a .25-06 shooting 85 gr bullets here in OH. I also have a .243 and .22-250 that I use but sill favor that .25-06.

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#3054697 - 03/12/17 07:51 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
jamesd Online
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Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 1081
Loc: upstate ny
Do you plan on loading for this rifle? If you do, Creedmoor! 100 grain bullets @2900fps. Bang, flop, fun factor!

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#3054699 - 03/12/17 08:00 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
pcew73 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/17
Posts: 9
Loc: nw indiana
I do not plan on loading as of right now. Maybe in the future.

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#3054704 - 03/12/17 08:13 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
Dultimatpredator Offline
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Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 2560
Loc: Wisconsin
243 with 70g ballistic tips is my long range rifle of choice.

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#3054708 - 03/12/17 08:25 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
rsbenden Offline
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Registered: 11/04/15
Posts: 206
Loc: Pa.
243 is hard to beat,Ive owned em all and now have a 223 and a 243.I prefer the .223 but the majority of my shots are 350 n in here in Pa on woodchucks.


Edited by rsbenden (03/12/17 08:30 PM)

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#3054729 - 03/12/17 09:37 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: Dultimatpredator]
Bowhunt Offline
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Registered: 11/28/15
Posts: 771
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: Dultimatpredator
243 with 70g ballistic tips is my long range rifle of choice.


If you don't handload......then definitely this ^
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#3054731 - 03/12/17 09:52 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
pcew73 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/17
Posts: 9
Loc: nw indiana
Awesome thanks guys. Keep the suggestions coming.

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#3054735 - 03/12/17 09:57 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
Acronin Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
Posts: 802
Loc: NE
.243 and it really It even close between those. I handload 55gr sierra blitzkings and they do wonders on coyotes without exiting. 70gr BTs from Nosler are great which Federal I believe makes those off the shelf. If you can find Hornady or Barnes in the all copper bullets they are great but pricey.
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#3054746 - 03/12/17 10:32 PM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
TripleDeuce660 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/08
Posts: 2913
Loc: Las Vegas Nevada
If you do not reload .243 is the easy choice or 22-250.

Not really any point to consider larger if you do not want to also kill deer too. Not really any point in going smaller unless you want to also shoot smaller stuff like jack rabbits and other varmint where you will shoot a lot more rounds.
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#3054796 - 03/13/17 08:03 AM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
wildcats137 Offline
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Registered: 09/18/14
Posts: 151
Loc: Central Kansas
6.5 Creedmoor with 120gr Amax. Don't use if your squeamish thumbup thumbup thumbup . I have mine in a Ruger Hawkeye Varmint/Target. She's a big girl, go with the Ruger Hawkeye Predator if you want a slimmer version.
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#3054797 - 03/13/17 08:22 AM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
savageyote94 Offline
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Registered: 11/29/15
Posts: 220
Loc: East TN
I'd look into a 243. I shoot my 220 swift quite a bit but the 243 goes everywhere I go. Nothing it can't do here in my area with 87gr vmax

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#3054808 - 03/13/17 09:16 AM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
Rhett Steele Offline
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Registered: 02/20/15
Posts: 517
Loc: Southern Indiana
Gotta give another for vote for 243. Will work good for deer up there in the flat lands of Indiana as well.

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#3054813 - 03/13/17 09:47 AM Re: .243 .308 6.5 creedmore or other caliber [Re: pcew73]
JTPinTX Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 1123
Loc: Wellington, TX
I have shot lots of coyotes with all kinds of cartridges. 223, 22-250, 220 Swift, 243, 25-06, 6.5 Creed, and up through 270 and 30-06. If you aren't saving fur, my hands down favorite is the 243. Factory load I would use the 70 VMAX. I hand load the using 87 VMAX, which has quite a bit better BC for out further. Either one is going to be a hammer though. That factory Remington 1:9.25 twist will handle the 87 VMAX (pretty long bullet for the weight) and 100 grain spitzer boat tails just fine. Some folks say they can get it to shoot the 105 AMAX, but it is on the edge for that.

But to answer your question, I would get a 243 and not look back.

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