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Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Scrappy78 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:13 pm

OK everyone has a good point. I as well as many others own all three. After awhile calling them in right next to you becomes a bit, should i say boring. Not saying it is not fun first off in the year but late in the year you will decide to start challenging your self for distance...or you should. Only to make your self better. Not to mention late in the year they get a little bit harder to call in that close. I love the .204 flat speed it seems do do everything I expect out of a .204-.223 cheap its easy to get ammo and its reliable. .250 has punch power and distance.
Now with all this considered think long range, that is what you are saying you are looking for. Something easy on the hide, can reach out there an easy 500 to 650. You are still going to want some punch at the end of this. I shoot something a little different, it does take some reloading ability. With that being said look at a 22x6mm it will do all that you ask and then some. If you are going to invest do it once not three or four times over.


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Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Coyotehunter » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:39 pm

My go to for control work is a .22-6mm hart 26" barrel, 9:1 twist, 69 gr. BTHP....LOVE this gun. Been shooting this caliber for 16 years.
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Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby 25-06rem » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:24 am

i vote .223 but for the late season dogs 25-06rem with 85grn noslers pushed at 3400ish. that gives me 2480 fps @ 600 and 36" drop and 14" wind drift at 10mph.
but the more i learn and see in the feild and range anything 6mm is darn hard to beat at range :D
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Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Tim Anderson » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:07 am

but the more i learn and see in the feild and range anything 6mm is darn hard to beat at range


As far as coyotes go its not that difficult to equal a 6mm with a 22-250 or any other cal., no matter which one you use you still have to dial in the range or wind... A 17 Pred., 22-250, 6mm Rem zeroed at 600 is dead on with either.. :)


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Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Mr. Coyote » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:14 pm

:D I've been hunting coyotes for 50 years. Have shot several with my Remington 700 Laminated stock varminter in.204 using 32 grain V Max-one shot kills varying from 75 to 200 yards-Load that bullet with 29.3 grains of W-748 , Winchester cases and Rem. 7 1/2 primers-Chrony shows 3900 FPS. I still prefer the 22-250 with the Sierra 55 Grain spitzer loaded with 35 grains of IMR 4895 at 3600 FPS in my Weatherby series II rifle. This caliber has the knockdown power a coyote needs from "close" out to "normal long range" (300 yards) shooting. I've knocked coyotes down with my Model 700 Remington .222 Mag (very similar to .223 ballistics) using the same Sierra 55 Gr. bullet and had a few go down, hit at 200+ yards, then decided they were NOT dead and got up and ran off!
When I 1st see the coyote coming-I put the crosshairs on it,track it all the way,with my eyes to the scope, the moment it gets within my comfort zone) BANG! :


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Re: .204 vs .223 vs .22-250

Postby Coyotehunter » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:48 pm

32g v-max are pretty hard on fur. I was not happy with any aspect of that bullet in that caliber.


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