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Best all-around caliber? #5546562 01/16/15 03:19 PM
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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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Re: Best all-around caliber? [Re: FamousAmos] #5546567 01/16/15 03:21 PM
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.243 WCF will do anything the .22-250 will do and some things it won't.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Originally Posted By: fowlplayr
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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.
Yep. With factory loads from 55-100 grain the 243 has a lot of versatility for TX.


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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.
Yep. With factory loads from 55-100 grain the 243 has a lot of versatility for TX.


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x 4, love the .243


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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.
Yep. With factory loads from 55-100 grain the 243 has a lot of versatility for TX.

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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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If those are your two choices, then definitely .243.

Beyond that, if you want real versatility, .30-06, 7mag, 300 win mag.


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I currently have a Tikka 22-250 and am using 55gr. Hornady Super Performance for hogs, mostly; but for predators, I can also drop down to a 35gr. Super Performance.

But, if I were to choose between the .243 and .22-250 for my regular rifle, it would have to be the .243, since you can find bullets between .55 gr to 100gr. for that caliber, which would put you in a relatively good deer hunting caliber.

Both would be a step down from your muzzy, but above your bow!


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I prefer the 243 for my all around go to gun, it will kill anything from deer to predators, if I am only deer hunting I usually bump up to a 270 or 308.


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You have to factor in ammunition availability. .243 and .270 is fairly easy to find and won't break the bank. A 22-250 or 25-06 might be harder to find bullets for.

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Both would be a step down from your muzzy, but above your bow!


Bullets and arrows kill in completely different ways.

Put a broadhead thru the lung/ heart of an animal and it is just as deadly as any bullet

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243 will serve you well


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Of those two, 243.

I have each.


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7mm-08. Look at the Bullet selection.

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Of those two, 243.

I have each.


agreed of those two.

If its an open discussion, best all around considering every aspect, hard to not say 308

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I would not consider either one of them a "all around caliber". But of those two I would take the 243 all day every day.

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