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Old Fri October 10th,2008, 09:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: .22-250 or .223?

i still think the 223 is the best yote calling rig. if you call they will come and they will come close.

i forgot to mention the 32gr 223 barns varmit grenade. that would turn the 223 into sizleing varmit getter.

i shoot a 220 swift and have played around with loads duplicateing 223 speeds. i realy like the 223s. i cant afford another rifle or i d have a 223.. i can afford powder and bullets and play around slowin the 220 down.

as for scopes i havent ever had dual aiming points. just regular leos and a leo target dot on the 220.


ohhhhhhh deer opend today today and its snowin in the valley. my 2506 varmit rig is the rifle this year, keep us posted on your hunt
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Old Sat October 11th,2008, 09:05 AM   #12
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I think I'll probably end up with a .223. More than likely a Vanguard Varmint model.

Had a good hunt yesterday. Woke up to 13F. I froze all day. It never felt like it warmed up at all. I saw 2 moose. A big bull and a cow. About 5 does, 2 little juvenile bucks and I spooked a shooter. Didn't get a shot, just saw antler tips. No stealth mode, just frozen, crunch vegetation. And 5 turkeys . I had no idea we had turkeys here in Teton Cty. Now I know where they are. Went dark to dark. Made my girl worry . That was no fun. I keep telling her "I'm hunting!"
When I was coming out the yahoo's were in full effect. Cutting trees down, blowing stuff up, shooting in mass at nothing and ripping around on their motorcycles and ATV's. I took today off. Let them settle down a bit. Beer and bullets makes me nervous.

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Old Mon October 13th,2008, 01:35 PM   #13
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Default Re: .22-250 or .223?

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just my 2 cents. but if shooting under 100yds look at a mini 14 in 223. thay are a lot better than what thay used to be and fast. us a low powered scop a 1.5 to 5 and long i relef. these setup is fast for fallow up shots. if you call in two dogs you might get both. i have and one time i got 3. but here latly my shots are 300 to 500 ill have to stay with my 22-250 win haevy sporter and 6x18 jap scope

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Old Mon October 13th,2008, 04:19 PM   #14
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Right on! Thank you Sir. Your just taken HUNTSEEK by storm with your return. Ruger Mini-14. Just one more choice.
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Old Tue October 14th,2008, 11:42 AM   #15
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well thanks i think. ill well be in and out. going Helena in the morning see my dad and scope out sume hunting spots.

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Old Thu December 25th,2008, 03:52 PM   #16
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Default Re: .22-250 or .223?

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ive your lookin at vangaurd vangaurds are made by howa. buy straight from them not from weatherby. ive never cared much for weatherby, over priced for what they are.

howa makes very very good stuff

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Old Fri December 26th,2008, 10:04 AM   #17
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Default Re: .22-250 or .223?

I once own a Mossberg 1550 in the 30.06 call with a Howa barrel, that was the most right on the dot shooter I ever own. (Not counting my M-24 in the army.)
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Old Sat December 27th,2008, 12:43 AM   #18
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I shoot both a Sav. .223 and Rug. 22-.250, being the 250 is a flatter shooting rig i lean more towards it. Though my .223 is a little more pelt friendly with the loads i am shooting right now out of both rifles
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Old Sat December 27th,2008, 01:27 PM   #19
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ive your lookin at vangaurd vangaurds are made by howa. buy straight from them not from weatherby. ive never cared much for weatherby, over priced for what they are.

howa makes very very good stuff

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Vanguard 7mmRM 4 shot groups
100yds.

200yds.

300yds.
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Old Tue March 24th,2009, 12:41 PM   #20
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Willys Dad, I would go with the 223 loaded with 55 gr SX Hornady are the 55 gr V-max. I have shot tons of coyotes over the years with a 222 Rem with the 55gr SX loaded with 19.5 gr of 4198 very-very ACCCCCCCCCCCC.
I know that with talking with you on huntseek that you can take coyotes at 300yds but with you calling them in under 100yds you have to tune your self as a sniper, I know you can. Slow and slower and as he gets closer,very slowly, have him in your sights when he offers a slow or standing shot send him too coyote hevan. Hope your doing good. Outlaw

By the way,if you use the 55 SX hornaday in the 223 load it do to about 2900 fps or it will blow big holes on the side that you shoot him on. I know I I loaded my 223 at 3100fps or maybe 3200 fps and had a coyote you could stick you head into with no problem. Not good at all. Happy trails. Outlaw
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