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Old 12-12-2013, 03:20 PM   #21
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Im looking to shoot beavers coyotes foxes raccoons and skunks with either a 223 or 22-250 so im thinking about getting the 22-250 to shoot longer ranges for the coyotes but still be able to shoot close shots for the raccoons
For the kind of game your after, I would think about a 22 mag
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For the kind of game your after, I would think about a 22 mag
I wouldn't the 22mag while a good round just doesn't have enough ass to put a yote down with 1 shot. Then again I am inpatient and I will shoot at them when they stop at 200+ yards. Never failed to anchor one I had a decent shot on.
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I wouldn't the 22mag while a good round just doesn't have enough ass to put a yote down with 1 shot. Then again I am inpatient and I will shoot at them when they stop at 200+ yards. Never failed to anchor one I had a decent shot on.
I agree that a 22mag not a great long range yote gun, but I think for the other animals on his list a 223 or 22-250 will do too much damage to the pelts
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I spent many a teenaged year selling coyote pelts harvested with my 22WMR.... My girls first Texas Hawg was a 100yd 1 shot DRT with her 22WMR. (behind the ear)

In my experience 22magnum is a Coyote killing round.

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I spent many a teenaged year selling coyote pelts harvested with my 22WMR.... My girls first Texas Hawg was a 100yd 1 shot DRT with her 22WMR. (behind the ear)

In my experience 22magnum is a Coyote killing round.
I had a 22WMR when in my teen years, never shot at a Yote but killed a few Fox at somewhat long range. I just recently bought another and plan on using it for Yote, Fox, bobcat and such. It's also legal to use on Deer here in Maine, but I will probably not try it.
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In the old days of soft barrels when a Swift burned out they were re-bored and re-chambered. The most popular caliber was the 6MM Cobra. The Cobra was a Swift case loaded with .244 bullet.
That was interesting? The Swift was a 6MM necked down to a .224.

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I had a 22WMR when in my teen years, never shot at a Yote but killed a few Fox at somewhat long range. I just recently bought another and plan on using it for Yote, Fox, bobcat and such. It's also legal to use on Deer here in Maine, but I will probably not try it.
Great! May it bring back fond memories and allow you to kill many animals with it again.

I don't think I'd actively hunt deer with a 22mag either. However, if I was in the field hunting something else during deer season and a proper kill situation arose and I had my harvest tag with me, and 22mag was a legal deer cartridge , I might consider the head shot.
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The .22 Mag is an fine choice for a short range varmint round. The .22 Mag. hits the upper limit of game harvest on the Wild Turkey. The use of any rim-fire for taking deer is very questionable.
The reason rim-fire ammunition never became a hunting round is pressure. In order for a striker or hammer to ignite the charge in a rim-fire case the case head must be soft. A soft case head can not handle pressures needed for effective big game harvest.

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I don't sell pelts. This year prices aren't too bad but $35-$60 for the work of hunting, skinning, tanning. You are losing money unless you have 700 or 800 pelts up....

I would rather be over gunned than undergunned. That is just me.

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Well looks like we got away from what are the pros and cons of the .223 & the .22-250, must be about time to end this one !................

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