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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

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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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In these parts you can get ammo for both 243 is more popular but you will be fine if you reload or just keep an ammo stock of sorts, if you go to the store the day before deer season to grab a box of shells all they will have in stock is 30-06 and 30-30 because they order boat loads of it, they don't order enough of the other stuff to supply the deer season rush. I WILL own a 25-06 before next fall.
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If you know how to hunt,and how to shoot, either will serve you equally well.
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This is off topic but why do ya'll reckon the 257 Roberts has fallen out of favor? It's a great round with just a little more punch than a .243 but even more pleasant to shoot than a 25-06.
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