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Old 08-07-2014, 09:01 PM   #21
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This is what i use for yotes most of the time. .204

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This is what i use for yotes most of the time. .204

Man, I thought my old toes were bad!!!!
There was a Gentleman in Idaho that is a legend as far as I'm concerned w/ his .204 CZ527. It wore 2 different scopes depending on Yotes, or Chucks. Really a great round. But for us folk that got sucked into the AR world, and later realized a bolt gun was the ticket, having powder, primers, brass, and thousands of bullets made the choice fairly easy. I sold my DCM 4 months after purchasing a CZ527 in .223.

Do you think hunting Coyotes as a target of opportunity is different to actually hunting them??
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.243 is more common, affordable, and versatile...and 99.9% of the time, it'll outperform the shooter's demands. It's the practical choice.

25-06 is great, and it can even be great at 1000+yds in the right hands. But it's a bit more recoil, harder on the wallet, harder to find bullets/reloading components for...and as great as it is, it can be a little less practical.

It's sort of like comparing 45acp (243) to 10mm (25-06) in a pistol. They're different. They're both great. But the plain-Jane option is usually more practical for most folks' needs. Buy whatever you'll enjoy!

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Yes, lots of .243 on shelves. I went to two stores this week and they had tons of .243. Everything from varmint rounds around 55G I believe all the way to cheap 95-100 grain stuff. Lots of options if you are not reloading. I grabbed a couple boxes of PPU for $14 each. What the heck, it'll be a fun range day even if it isn't great.


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Cannot speak to the .25-06. I am pleased with my Savage Trophy Hunter XP in .243. Like folks said lots of various ammo choices. I use the Hornady varmint rds for Yokes and the 95 grain SSP for deer in S. GA. Learned a long time ago it's about shot placement and practice.

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It depends on what state you're in. Here in Texas the 25/06 is almost as popular as the 243. Ammo for either can be found almost anywhere.

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The .25 Niedner AKA .25-06 dates to 1920. The .243 WCF dates to 1953. The .25-06 has been a number one choice in the Western U.S. for the past 90 years. It is used for anything from Jack Rabbits to Moose.

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