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#5546562 - 01/16/15 09:19 AM Best all-around caliber?
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I hunt with a bow. This year I shot 3 does with black powder. Thinking of buying a rifle to use for various game. Thinking .243 or .22-250. Any thoughts?
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#5546567 - 01/16/15 09:21 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos]
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.243 WCF will do anything the .22-250 will do and some things it won't.
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#5546571 - 01/16/15 09:23 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: postoak]
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Originally Posted By: postoak
.243 WCF will do anything the .22-250 will do and some things it won't.


Yelp. But both are fun calibers

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#5546583 - 01/16/15 09:28 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos]
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cheers up grading. started with side lock, then modern rifles ta archery. have the .243 savage up great little rifle for deer & hog size. cant say bout 22.250 2cents i got cheap posts. best wishes flag
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#5546586 - 01/16/15 09:30 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos]
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For varmtis and small game I would go 22250, if you plan to hunt hogs/deer the 243 is a much better option in my opinion.
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#5546619 - 01/16/15 09:46 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos]
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I have both and feel like others have said about it, the 243 does everything a 22-250 will do and more.

If you ever plan on hunting in another state for deer or antelope the 243 is the smallest caliber you can hunt big game with.

Another good thing about 243 is that you can find ammo just about anywhere you go and 22-250 is hard to find sometimes.

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#5546626 - 01/16/15 09:48 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos]
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Of the two you mentioned for one rifle I would lean towards the 243 but do love the 22-250 also
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#5546668 - 01/16/15 10:04 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos]
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I agree with most here that both are fun to shoot, but I'd lean to the .243 for versatility and reliability if you're planning on hunting anything more than varmints.

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#5546685 - 01/16/15 10:11 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: DustyWyoming]
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Originally Posted By: DustyWyoming
I have both and feel like others have said about it, the 243 does everything a 22-250 will do and more.
Yep. With factory loads from 55-100 grain the 243 has a lot of versatility for TX.

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#5546720 - 01/16/15 10:22 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: fowlplayr]
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Originally Posted By: fowlplayr
Originally Posted By: DustyWyoming
I have both and feel like others have said about it, the 243 does everything a 22-250 will do and more.
Yep. With factory loads from 55-100 grain the 243 has a lot of versatility for TX.


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#5546760 - 01/16/15 10:40 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos]
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#5546793 - 01/16/15 10:56 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: JRJ6]
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Originally Posted By: JRJ6
Originally Posted By: fowlplayr
Originally Posted By: DustyWyoming
I have both and feel like others have said about it, the 243 does everything a 22-250 will do and more.
Yep. With factory loads from 55-100 grain the 243 has a lot of versatility for TX.


X 3


x 4, love the .243
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#5546810 - 01/16/15 11:06 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Ditto
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#5546823 - 01/16/15 11:12 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos]
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#5546855 - 01/16/15 11:23 AM Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
Originally Posted By: JRJ6
Originally Posted By: fowlplayr
Originally Posted By: DustyWyoming
I have both and feel like others have said about it, the 243 does everything a 22-250 will do and more.
Yep. With factory loads from 55-100 grain the 243 has a lot of versatility for TX.

X 3

x 4, love the .243


x5 love 55gr vmax @ nearly 4000fps in .243 will decimate any varmint; 100gr partitions take any game.

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