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Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« on: January 01, 2011, 11:16:13 PM »
I've been saving to buy a new predator gun and I wish there wasn't so many options it would make my life so much easier  :chuckle: Two real questions, I have enough saved to buy a new Remington RTV (bolt action) or should I keep saving and wait until this spring/summer and buy a Remington R-15 (AR style rifle)? The other question is what caliber??? I like the availability of the .223 ammo but I like the distance of the 22-250 and don't know much about the .204? What are your thoughts. I would say I like to take shots out to 500 for fun, but that's not commom, most under 250yds. What to do, what to do... I guess if this is the worst of my problems I'm doing good  ;)

Forgot to say mostly for yotes and cats, but possible wolf and or cougar size animals as well. One more question, what type of glass would you put on top???

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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 11:21:57 PM »
Build your own heavy barreled AR in whatever caliber you choose.
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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 11:27:47 PM »
since you wan't to occasionally shoot to 500....of the three choices I'd choose the .22-250. A little more forgiving on the wind/range error aspect.  but if you practice enough you could get to the same point with the .223.  As for glass, for the long shots, I think I'd want at least a 6-20x50.  I like to start with Leupold, but if you have the funds maybe nightforce or a European scope--Swaro/Zeiss/Schmit&Bender/etc.

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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 11:38:15 PM »
If you want it to work for cougar/wolves, I'd say get a 243.   :twocents:

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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 12:17:36 AM »
22-250. It will then be a bolt action rifle so there is your cal and gun. If you got the ar-15 style rifle i would get the 223.
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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2011, 12:56:49 AM »
I'm getting a Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .243 LH for coyotes and deer.  Great long range shooting rigs!
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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2011, 06:25:48 AM »
I'm getting a Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .243 LH for coyotes and deer.  Great long range shooting rigs!
I have the Remington 700 SPS Varmint in 223rem. and love it. Adjusted the trigger down to 2Ibs. and it is a tack driver. 243win. should make an excellent longer range varmint/deer caliber.
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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 06:26:30 AM »
I've always been partial to the 25-06.

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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2011, 07:45:05 AM »
If its just for varmints, I think I would go with a 22-250. My Varmint gun is a tack driving Ruger .243.
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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2011, 08:06:04 AM »
I was an army brat and shot a lot of .223 and it is still what I chose but only because I haven't looked around at these other rounds. I'm sure in the last 20 years some of these kick .223 butt. Funny how I go through life shooting & using the same equipment. I guess I'm not an " experimenter". Mike

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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2011, 08:09:08 AM »
Sticking to your stated needs for this rifle, I would go .22-250. I've had a Remington .22-250 for 32 years now, it has been a excellent rifle.
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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 08:17:32 AM »
With your choices, I'd say 22-250 as well.  If you're going to use it on chucks and rats as well, the 223 in a heavy barreled AR, with a 1 in 8 or 1 in 7 twist.  It will allow you to use heavy bullets for the yotes, and 52's for the rats/chucks. 

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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 08:57:23 AM »
Heavy barrel 22-250 ;)

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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 09:57:41 AM »
If you don't have an AR then I would say get the R15 just because AR's are fun to shoot

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Re: Wanting a new predator gun, .223, .204, 22-250
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2011, 11:15:44 AM »
Thanks for all the info guys, I have a 243 that I use on deer and have taken yotes out to 617 yds with (hit him in the spine above his back legs but dropped him). So I'm really thinking 22-250 in the Remington VTR or a Ruger with a bull barrel.

What would a good range be on a .223 in the R15 with 22" barrel. The gun just looks cool  :chuckle:
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