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.243 Good coyote gun??


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#1 Coyote Joe Dittmer

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:25 PM

I want to get a remington model 700 .243 good bad? or should i get savage axis?

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:06 PM

If this is any help watch it, its a .243 Try that with the other varmint calibers.
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:15 AM

I want to get a remington model 700 .243 good bad? or should i get savage axis?


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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:36 PM

I bought a 700 SPS Dm about a month ago.... In .243.... I love it.... aparently the new X trigger isn't supposed to have any of the old issues... i backed mine off to about 2 pounds and tried everything i could think of to make it go off without me actually pulling the trigger an all seems fine.... I shoot 55gr ballistic silvertips under an inch out of the box...
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:51 PM

i got a camo savage xp .243 and i love it i use the 58gr v max bullets does a awesome job

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:44 PM

I use a savage .243 for my long range groundhog gun here in PA, and it shoots flawlessly for up to 500 yards is around the most i ever shot but i can imagine if it can hit a groundhog at 100-500 yards with no problems then i can imagine that if you get a heavier grain bullet (i use 58 grain) it would be enought to knock down a coyote

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:47 PM

58gr Vmax will have lots of knockdown power for coyotes. I have a .243 but its a tikka M55. I also have a savage axis in 22-250 and it is a very good gun also. I am now shooting a savage modle 10 pred in .223 and I love it. It also comes in .243 but if you are on a budget its pretty tough to beat the axis. Go to your store and shoulder some rifles and see what feels best.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:55 PM

Your right the 58 gr v-max i shoot for varmint does have a lot of speed and energy behind it and would be enough

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

I shoot a .243 with the 80gr GMX. I think both of those guns are nice so I can't help ya there.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:15 PM

.243 is a great all -round weapon....Excellent choice....58 gr kill yotes in DRT style (Dead Right There!!! ) Where the heavier bullets come into play is at the yardages where the .243 really comes into a class of it's own-- 500+yds...& the vid of the 1017yd yote falling of the cliff is testimony of the .243's capabilities.. (Every time I watch that 1017 yd. yote fall, I keep thinking of the cartoon Wile E. Coyote falling off the cliff -- usually followed by a huge boulder ) :smile:
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:42 AM

I shoot a 243 and have for years, Remington 766 yeah I know its old School but i am comfortable shooting it out to 500 yards given the chance and I have killed at least One Coyote at 500 yrds with it. Around here it is very rare to get a shot like that and I really didnt have a clue it would Kill him at that distance but it put the Smackdown on him!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:56 PM

.243 is a great round. Very versitile. I love mine and it blows the crap out of coyotes. I have a Rem 660. I also have a pair of 700s in different calibers and you cant really go wrong with the 700 action. That being said, Savage makes a great rifle and it cost a bit less. I am a Remington guy but if I came accross a Savage in the caliber I was looking for, I would scoop it up. I have owned Savages in the past but the last one I had was traded along with a little cash for a 700 BDL Custom Deluxe.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

The .243 is indeed a good choice for coyotes. I haven't talked to anyone who are using the Nosler 55 grain ballistic tips for coyotes, so I don't know what they are getting for fur damage. For the most part I like to stick with bullets not advertised as "varmint" bullets. The bullets designed for hunting deer work well though. A lot of guys are having good luck with Savage rifles, and they do shoot accurately right out of the box. I prefer Remington 700 CDL myself because Remington's cheaper models have junky stocks. The CDL will hold it's resale value longer than Savage I think, but that is only my own personal feeling.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:35 PM

Now that is what I call a bug eyed coyote! Goog shooting YounDon!
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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

There were years of coyote knowledge oozing out on the ground...it was like brain pudding. I tried to get sos1inmesa to drink it, telling him that he would gain that knowledge and be as smart as any coyote........He wasn't buying it !

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

"There were years of coyote knowledge oozing out on the ground...it was like brain pudding. I tried to get sos1inmesa to drink it, telling him that he would gain that knowledge and be as smart as any coyote........He wasn't buying it "
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 07:25 PM

Well....great shot on that bug eyed yote Don! and i dont think i would have bought it either but whatever makes you sleep at night pal!

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

Dang not another stink eye! Hate when that happens----so did he LOL
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:57 PM

I use a 243. If you don't care about the hide, it is a great choice. They shoot fairly flat out to 200 yards, and not much more drop at 300. I started by using 80 grain bullets, then 70 grain bullets. Right now, I am trying a load with Hornaday 58 grain bullets.
There are literally dozens of different loads for the 243. The only catch is they will leave a rip where the bullet exits the body, and they all exit.




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