investing in a predator/universal gun
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:09 PM
I agree with D-Man on this one. 243 for predators and deer. 7mm-08 for anything larger and it will still handle predators with lighter bullets. And they are both short actions cartridges.
.243 or 7mm-08Darren
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One rifle, one planet, Holland's 375
what should i buy? curently have a rem 870 express dead coyote choke, just want a rifle with a scopei want to be able to use it for whatever i hunt.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:22 PM
Sure, that'll work for ground squirrels and maybe coyotes, but what about REALLY BIG game like deer?
One rifle, one planet, Holland's 375
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:47 AM
Not one wrong word in that whole statement. You may buy a .243 or even .25-06 now, but I promise you, you will end up with a .22 centerfire and a .30 cal centerfire in the near future also. Ask me how I know. My .243 is my baby, but she stays home A LOT because she's so damn expensive to shoot. That also makes it hard to be a reliable large game rifle since it will do the job, but you better have lots of practice with a small-for-the-game caliber. I can shoot my -06 and 150 grainers with damn near the same powder amount as many bullet weights in the .243. Kind of makes it a no-brainer which one to use on piggies. I think Frank makes an excellent point about the .223 being the little engine that could. Great for the novice and experienced alike. I wouldn't jump right into the 22-250 (even though I have always wanted one, but my eyes and shooting ability would not do the ballistics of that fine round justice). The .223 will shoot farther than most folks (especially me) should shoot. I have always felt the 22-250 should be shot by those who reload and really appreciate the round and it's ballistics. Just my opinion.You absolutely will not regret picking up a bargain priced .223 now, having a ball with it, and then picking up a bargain priced .308 or .30-06 later when needed. I can not think of a more efficient, effective, perfect round than the .223 for ground squirrels to coyotes. The same can be said for the .308 or .30-06 on anything you want to hunt bigger than coyote. There's an old saying: Beware of the man with 1 gun, he probably knows how to use it. It should be: Praise the Lord we live in a country where we have the option of buying 2 reasonably priced rifles to fill our hunting needs WAY more effectively than just having 1 gun to try and do it all.
While the one gun concept is arguably a great one, it really may not necessarily be the best, most practical or affordable way to go... in the long run. And along with that, to me, one gains much more pleasure & satisfaction out of their weapon & sport, with a firearm that is specifically designed for the task at hand. Much More!The 223 is an awesome round IMO... An over achiever if you will. A powerhouse in a small package. While my 22-250 is probably my favorite (& most used) predator caliber, friends & I have gone back to using our 223's more lately. And we have been nothing short of amazed at the damage they have done on some of our coyotes (that we obviously forgot the 223 could do).
Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:18 PM
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