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martinbixler 12-24-2012 09:07 PM

which is recommended?
 
hello, I am ready to start a new project, (hunting coyotes) and would like some input. should I go with a .223, or .308? I live in Michigan so it wont be real long shots. The rifles in mind are a Savage Axis or the Remington 700VTR. (I kind of like its appearance) Any replies will be appreciated, thank you.

ScottA 12-24-2012 09:10 PM

I moved it to the hunting forum.

My 2 cents: My nephew and I use .223/5.56. But I'm hardly an expert.

bamashooter68 12-24-2012 11:35 PM

I dont see me shooting a yote at distances that would exceed the .223/5.56's reach. The .223 is plenty capable of cleanly killing the coyote out to 300+yrds. I wouldnt shoot past that even if I had a .308. Just my .02

stoneam2006 12-25-2012 12:19 AM

223 also used

richone 12-25-2012 03:55 AM

new project
 
I think a .223 is
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Originally Posted by martinbixler (Post 1064631)
hello, I am ready to start a new project, (hunting coyotes) and would like some input. should I go with a .223, or .308? I live in Michigan so it wont be real long shots. The rifles in mind are a Savage Axis or the Remington 700VTR. (I kind of like its appearance) Any replies will be appreciated, thank you.


richone 12-25-2012 04:00 AM

recommended
 
I thick a .223 is just the right gun for what you are going to be hunting . I have a rem. .223 bolt action myself . Hunt safe ! Richone:)

hardluk1 12-25-2012 01:16 PM

http://www.mossberg.com/products/rifles/centerfire/mvp-varmint

stoneam2006 12-25-2012 02:16 PM

Mossberg MVP is great rifle what i use myself if 308 us what you decide Mossberg night train is real nice to

tri70 12-25-2012 04:34 PM

I like 223 also with low recoil it will improve your shooting skills for deer season and larger calibers.

Sonic82 12-25-2012 04:50 PM

Different rifles...the VTR is a pound heavier than the Axis. The Axis would be a better field rifle. The VTR is borderline benchrest. Personally, I like the Ruger Hawkeye M77 all-weather stainless and I'd get it in .243 so it would serve as a coyote or for larger game like deer and hogs. My opinion of course.


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