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.22-250 Vs. .223: What’s The Best Coyote Caliber?

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.22-250 Vs. .223: What’s The Best Coyote Caliber?

A rodent cartridge is invading Coyoteville.
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A rodent cartridge is invading Coyoteville. Due to the popularity of the AR-15 rifle and the fast stream of follow-up shots it affords, coyote hunters that commonly miss more than they hit are embracing a sub-strength caliber. But let’s pause a moment and get back in touch with the purist inside us. Let’s be loyal to what may be the finest predator cartridge currently available: the .22-250 Remington.

Offering almost 3,700 fps of predator-dropping velocity with a 55-grain projectile, a .22-250 gives around 12 percent more speed and 20 percent more ft-lbs of impact energy than a .223 with the same bullet. And that’s giving the .223 the benefit of a 24-inch barrel and all the velocity it can milk out of it—many guys hunt predators with 16-inch barreled AR-15s.

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