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Best caliber for P-Dogs

View Poll Results: Which rifle do you take p-doggin?
.22 magnum 1 5.88%
.17 HMR 2 11.76%
.204 Ruger 2 11.76%
.22 Hornet 0 0%
.220 Swift 2 11.76%
.221 Fireball 1 5.88%
.223 Remington 6 35.29%
.22-250 2 11.76%
Other 1 5.88%
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:10 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by jeepcreep927 View Post
I have never shot P-Dogs, but am thinking my Fireball out to 100 yards and my Swift for longer range, uh, "acrobatics"...
We don't have P-dogs, just their larger cousins, Wood chucks. .22 WMR, .17HMR, and .223. .22lr is fun too for 50 yard +- areas. 100gr 6.5x55's are real fun as are 120gr .308's. I have a bunch of 140gr ballistic tips that I won't use for Whitetail, so the 7mm Rem Mag goes out once in a while. Can't pick just 2..... forget 1!

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it depends on what you are wanting to do. If you are going to set up on a major dog town and just bang away and burn through 500 to 1000 rounds a day then you want a cartridge that is easy on barrels. The 221 and 223 are hard to beat in that area. Even the 6mm ppc or 6br are great.

If you are going to go only for long shots and try to make it into the 500 or 1000 yard club of the VHA (Varmint Hunters Assoc.) Then you are going to want something like the 6mm br or 6xc shooting 108gr bergers. Even a 6.5-284 for the long shots.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:03 AM   #13
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I like the 223 and the 22-250, but I would pick the 223 over the 22-250 because of the availabilty of ammo as well as the price of ammo, even if you handload the brass on the 22-250 is much more higher, and the 223 will do just about anything the 22-250 will do, while also having better barrel life. In my opinion the 223 is a all around better cartridge.
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