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SgtStrafer 07-17-2007 03:33 PM

.22 for Foxes
I am getting a .22 and was wondering if it is powerful enough for foxes at approximately 60 yards away? What would be better a .22-250 or a .243?

Bidah 07-17-2007 11:12 PM

For me a Fox would be a bit large for a .22LR. I would not have a problem with my .17HMR, and have taken Coyotes with it, although I am not planning on doing it again.

For 60yd shots, .223 and up will work just fine. If you have a .308/.30-06, you can load up some 110gr varmit bullets and do a dandy job. What other rifles do you have that might work?

Next choice for me would be .243, but then I have shot LOTS of coyotes with that. Very versatile caliber with lots of load choices.

Bear_Down 08-03-2007 05:05 AM

An adult fox weighs it at what 25Lb's. A .22 at 60 yards sure it will work as long as you're shot placement is good. I shoot coyote's at 100 with my .22.
But I do like the 223.

my21SF 08-05-2007 08:57 PM

.22 or .17
are you doing anything with the pelts? if you sell them head shots are best,if your gun is capable aim for the ear hole...a good winter pelt in good shape is worth $40.00 maybe more depending on your area.(make sure u have a permit) good luck

Spetznatz 09-04-2007 05:14 PM

Buy yourself a cheap SKS the 30 caliber round will be sure to take him down. Then you will have a yourself another rifle to plink with.

Catfish 09-10-2007 10:57 PM

Without getting into wildcats, I would say the .17 Rem. or the new .17-221 would be the best and fur friendlyest. With a .22 rimfire you`ll put good shots on alot of them only to see them run off and die some where that you can`t find them.

stalkingbear 09-16-2007 09:38 PM

The .22 will work at close range just fine. If you want to reach out with more range and authority,get a .22 mag or .22 hornet. Both of my hornets,I rechambered to .22 K hornet. Better accuracy,longer case life,velocities approching .222,easier to find load for-in short-what the hornet should have been in the first place.

rickrem700 10-04-2007 08:09 AM

22cal on fox
It will work, at 60 yards you should use a 40 grain bullet, a solid to get penetration at that distance, but shot placement is everything!!! personaly I like the .204 Ruger it will give you the range you need, Foxes and dogs are very spooky criters and hardly ever offer a close shot, most I have delt with were well over a hundred yards.

stalkingbear 10-04-2007 08:16 AM

Rickrem-the ONLY place that should even be considered to shoot for with a .22lr "solid" point is a head or neck shot-brain or spine shot.

rickrem700 07-26-2008 06:58 PM

.22 LR on Foxes
I agree, I am a head shot guy when ever possible, I should have been more clear when I said shot placement is everything!!!

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