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#6982709 - 12/04/17 05:04 PM I “NEED” (want) a new rifle
nochance4win Offline
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Registered: 09/28/08
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I know this is a loaded question but I’ll ask anyway. I want a new small caliber rifle to drop the yotes around our place. Should I go with the .22 mag, the .17 HMR or another option. Don’t have a lot of knowledge on small caliber rifles. Mainly going to be used to hunt yotes and Target shoot. 150 yard shots will be on the long end at our place.

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#6982736 - 12/04/17 05:19 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
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I just bought a .17WSM.....picking up the scope this weekend......I got it for exactly what you described....
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#6982771 - 12/04/17 05:35 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
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got a .17 and it is a tack driver
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#6982801 - 12/04/17 05:55 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
If you go 17 get the wsm

I wish they still produced ammo for the hm2
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#6982948 - 12/04/17 07:18 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
yotehater Offline
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The 17 WSM is good coyote medicine for sure. Don't forget to get a good cleaning rod and bore guide for it. Wipe out / Patch out is your friend.
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#6982998 - 12/04/17 07:39 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
603Country Offline
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223 or 204. I went with the 223. My BinL went with the 204. Lots of ammo choices with the 223, and many bullet and powder options. The 40 gr Nosler BT is an amazing coyote killer, and you can push it up to around 3800 fps or load it lighter. I chose the bullet I use because I wanted a bullet unlikely to ricochet.

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#6983265 - 12/04/17 10:09 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
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If you like looking for coyotes after you shoot them then any of the 17 rimfire’s are your Huckleberry.
Take 603’s advice and get the 223 almost as cheap to shoot and will anchor coyotes with authority with good bullets. IMO.
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#6984630 - 12/05/17 08:41 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
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223 all day long!

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#6984658 - 12/05/17 08:55 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
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223

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#6986176 - 12/06/17 09:14 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Another vote, .223
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#6989406 - 12/09/17 02:07 AM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
sbushee Offline
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.220 swift is what I use, but it was a rifle my aunt gave me because I told her I loved it so much and shot so many deer with it at her place near mason

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#6989830 - 12/09/17 01:48 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
VAFish Offline
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Registered: 02/09/15
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Loc: Fairfax, VA
Max 150 yard shots?

Don't want the noise of a .223 or .22-250?

Want better killing power than a .17 HMR?

Sounds like the .22 Hornet is what you are looking for. Something like a Savage Model 25 Walking Varminter.


Edited by VAFish (12/09/17 01:48 PM)
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#6990860 - 12/10/17 02:32 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
David Stidham Offline
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Registered: 12/10/17
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I like my .22-250's

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#6995398 - 12/13/17 07:50 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
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22-250 and 22 Creedmoor, good medicine for the yotes. Just pick'em up when your done rifle
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#6997848 - 12/15/17 02:30 PM Re: I “NEED” (want) a new rifle [Re: nochance4win]
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Anyone ever tried the new 22 Nosler?
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