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Re: Best all around gun

Postby burkhart » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:35 pm

I missed the deer part 243 or 22 250.

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby iHuntItALL » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:30 am

One gun for deer and coyotes.....243.

Just coyotes = .223

Just Deer = 30.06
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Re: Best all around gun

Postby stash59 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:38 am

.308 in bolt action. Lots of options especially if you reload. Could also make the jump to an adequate elk gun also.
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Re: Best all around gun

Postby wiscbowhntr » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:20 am

.243 for both, ruger American is an economical choice. I have blasted many yotes with mine.

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby Singing Bridge » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:25 pm

Edcyclopedia wrote:For yote's .223

For dual gun
.257 Roberts or .270


Right on Ed-
.257 Roberts

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby seazofcheeze » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:37 pm

6.5 creedmore would be a good trade off. .308 or 7mm-08 in bolt action if you're on a budget. AR in 300 blackout or 6.5 grendel.

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby shocker99 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:55 am

I like my 22-250 savage for straight yotes

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby SEMObowhunter » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:29 am

For deer and coyotes.... .22-250. I have killed a pile of deer with one and have never had to track one. Have since sold the gun and went to a pump .243. I did this because I like pump action, which is not made in .22-250, not because the round was insufficient.
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Re: Best all around gun

Postby Hunter74 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:57 am

243 hands down I think a lot of ppl don't know or just forget that a 243 is a necked down 308 so your getting a very fast and accurate caliber that's plenty big enough with a 100grn or heavier bullet for deer even out to 400 yrds with a well placed shot. Then you can use the light varmint loads for coyote. I recommend checking out the Ruger American Predator rifle idk if I just got lucky but I picked one up n it shoots under an inch group at 200 yrds which is phenomenal. You can stick 3 grand into n AR and not shoot half that accurate

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby Findian » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:01 am

I like the 30-06 pump. It just feels right in my hands.

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby daveynewman » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:24 am

I got a few but my go to gun is my Remington 1187 with the rifled barrel shooting sabot slugs

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby Robert » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:38 pm

I have a 30-06. 150 grain for deer. Drop it down real low for coyotes. It's a savage came with a nikon scope. Paid $500 for it.

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby checkerfred » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:55 pm

You can most certainly get a good ar 15 that shoots well without spending 3k. I bought this a long time ago and it's a tack driver at 100 yrds:
https://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=229&CFID=541406457&CFTOKEN=23940136

I also have a savage model 10 predator .243...it's a tack driver as well. neither of these guns are lightweight hump all day through the woods guns but they are accurate. i really like the savage with accutrigger.

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby Peeps22 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:08 pm

Ive been hearing alot of good things about the .243 caliber... it would be nice to be able to go somewhere and shoot a bunch of different guns, just like most people do when looking at new bows. Too bad bullets arent reusable like arrows...

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Re: Best all around gun

Postby Lockdown » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:54 pm

I shoot a 25-06.

It's not the most popular gun in the world, but look up stats on them. Very legit caliber. Plus you should be able to get some heavier loads for deer and lighter loads for yotes so you don't blow them to pieces.

I wouldn't shoot anything smaller than .243 for deer. My buddy has one but he hung it up for a .270 due to marginal knock down power.

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