22-250 Or 243?
Posted 15 August 2003 - 06:08 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 08:36 AM
Just my 2 cent.
Posted 16 August 2003 - 03:15 PM
Posted 16 August 2003 - 03:21 PM
I did some figureing, Useing a 10 pound rifle a .243 loaded with a 70 grain bullet traveling at 3568 fps...6 ft lbs recoil and has 1979 ft. lbs of energy at the muzzle.
10# rifle - 22-250 - 50 grain bullet @ 3834 = 4 ft lbs recoil and gives 1632 ft. lbs of energy.
These are obviously just numbers I picked out not knowing what load you would be shooting but they are typical loadings. I hope this helps you decide. I personally use a .223 and a 22-250. I like the 22-250 better and have not found it lacking. To date I would guess my longest shot on a coyote with it was around 300 yards.
Posted 16 August 2003 - 05:12 PM
Posted 17 August 2003 - 07:11 AM
I don't recall ever seeing the actual strike from my lighter sporter model or when shooting in the field from a bi-pod under normal coyote hunting conditions, if I did it was just a glimps.
You need a very solid rest and a heavy rifle or a smaller cartridge like a .223 if you want to see the impact through your scope. My heavy Savage .223 allows me to see the impact but I'd hate to tote that thing very far.
Posted 17 August 2003 - 08:20 PM
I shot 243 for many years exclusively and then the 17rem for the last few years. I now mostly use the 17 for 95%. Recoil is a small part but there's also less blast and noise (still need ear plugs, though) and cheaper to reload and the extra snort isn't really needed less i'm going much past 200yrds (combined bean/wheat fields for pidgeons/crows) and i get a good wind advantage wit the 243. I'd say the 223 with a bull bbl will let you see hits if the scope power's not really high. But the 243 really has the horsepower and you can use it on pigs and deer someday. i'd say your choice would be between those 2. good luck
Posted 19 August 2003 - 07:53 AM
Posted 24 August 2003 - 06:39 PM
Posted 25 August 2003 - 03:30 AM
Posted 25 August 2003 - 05:49 PM
He hit a fox in the head at 100 yard aprx and their was not much of a head to recognise after the bullet struck.