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Old 02-13-2012, 09:38 PM   #11
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Sweet stuff.
So to be on the safe side, would you guys class this gun as a good coyote rifle?
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Sweet stuff.
So to be on the safe side, would you guys class this gun as a good coyote rifle?
Ya 223 is great for any small game and the rifle is pretty tough to I got one and I beat it up all the time with out a problem
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Ya 223 is great for any small game and the rifle is pretty tough to I got one and I beat it up all the time with out a problem
Just because I'm curious, what's the farthest you've been able to hit with consistency with it?

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Just because I'm curious, what's the farthest you've been able to hit with consistency with it?

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mine is in 22-250 so I can reach out little more then a 223 but I have been able to get one hole groups out to a 100 yards that's as far as I'm able to get in my area but 223 is great out to about 350 to 400 yards plus
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mine is in 22-250 so I can reach out little more then a 223 but I have been able to get one hole groups out to a 100 yards that's as far as I'm able to get in my area but 223 is great out to about 350 to 400 yards plus
Damn, I actually thought the 22-250 would have a little less range then the 223. Just figured since the latter had a bit of a heavier round it would fly straighter longer. I'm glad to hear I'd, after practice, be able to hit out to 400yards and still be lethal.

I got a little lucky as far as ranges go. Mine goes out to about 400 at the firing line, then when you walk back and up on top of a hill it'll take you out to as far as 500yards.
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Damn, I actually thought the 22-250 would have a little less range then the 223. Just figured since the latter had a bit of a heavier round it would fly straighter longer. I'm glad to hear I'd, after practice, be able to hit out to 400yards and still be lethal.

I got a little lucky as far as ranges go. Mine goes out to about 400 at the firing line, then when you walk back and up on top of a hill it'll take you out to as far as 500yards.
223 has a shorter case then a 250 and that mean more powder and that mean flatter shooting and yes the 223 has heavier bullets but a lot of people use 50 to 55gr bullet for coyote hunting
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223 has a shorter case then a 250 and that mean more powder and that mean flatter shooting and yes the 223 has heavier bullets but a lot of people use 50 to 55gr bullet for coyote hunting
I don't know why that didn't clue in?
I have some spent brass from both, just never fired either.
Can't really say much there, I was planning on using 55grs when/if I eventually pick one up. It seems to be the middle ground for that caliber. Least from what I've heard anyways.
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223 has a shorter case then a 250 and that mean more powder and that mean flatter shooting and yes the 223 has heavier bullets but a lot of people use 50 to 55gr bullet for coyote hunting
Adding on to this, the 22-250 is also about 500-1000 fps faster than a .223
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I don't know why that didn't clue in?
I have some spent brass from both, just never fired either.
Can't really say much there, I was planning on using 55grs when/if I eventually pick one up. It seems to be the middle ground for that caliber. Least from what I've heard anyways.
Yep thats what I use in my 250 I wish I got a 223 cuz of the price in ammo between the two but I'm going to start reloading soon so that not a big deal any more
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Adding on to this, the 22-250 is also about 500-1000 fps faster than a .223
That's a bit surprising. I was thinking that it would be a little slower then that, but still faster then the 223.

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Yep thats what I use in my 250 I wish I got a 223 cuz of the price in ammo between the two but I'm going to start reloading soon so that not a big deal any more
That's actually the whole reason I'm looking at a .223.
I was originally going to get it in .243 since I'd be able to use it for deer as well, but I'm a little on the cheep side of things since I'm still new to the firearms world.
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