If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums. “Such is life” - Ned Kelly’s last words Smallmouth. Varmageddon maxed out with Varget powder), the .223 has a 5.2” greater drop in trajectory with 255 ft-lbs less of coyote vital destruction power. .223 vs .243 for first coyote gun Discussion in 'Michigan Predator Hunting' started by iawmmbones, Nov 26, 2018. I'll take the .243 for the additional bullet weight and resistance to wind drift. It would be used on mainly coyotes, varmints, pests, and long range plinking. It was developed in 1957 for an experimental rifle known as the AR-15. On the farms I'll be calling, the farthest realistic shot would be 400 yards. MN1890 overlaps 243 and 270, so you can have just one strong rifle to hunt all deers I don't think MN1890 will substitute 223 In any case, all comes down to personal preference. for some longer shots. Let’s put this example into a hunting situation. I don’t hunt coyotes but 50gr Hornady V-Max is supposed to be one of the best rounds if I recall correctly. oaksrus. They will take all those low... Answers.fieldandstream.com is part of the Field & Stream Network, a division of Bonnier Corporation. Even then, a good .223 with a 1 in 8" twist and heavier bullets can be surprisingly effective. Down. I have hunted coyotes most of my life and foxes.there so geared up at times I don't think they know they been shot.hunting isn't always one shot kills in my world. plus im not a fan of sending a bigger faster bullet through something. Page 2 of 3 < Prev 1 2 3 Next > Nov 29, 2018 #16 . Carbines in .44-40 have killed truck-loads of deer. Caliber Battle: .223 Rem. Kinda new to Predator Hunting killed Coyotes on the farm but no hunting for them until just lately now hooked I want to get a new gun thinking AR narrowed down to 3 calibers 223, 22-250, and .243 wanted to get some advice on each. Saiga .223 vs. .308 for coyotes? the 243 would be less effected by wind drift then the 223. and it is a better deer/antelope/varmint gun then the 223. but as bub has said if its for coyote only go with the 22-250. i have both the 243 and 22-250,and both are great guns.myself i don't care for the 223,having had both ar-15s and bolt action rifles. ***Warning*** This video shows the effectiveness of the proper bullet being used on the proper game. There are hundreds and hundreds of guns using same ammunition I really wish that it did come down to personal preference. If you like Gene Hill, you will also like Lewis Grizzard. Then I got into reloading and loaded Hornady 70 grain SX bullets and they worked well. About the mid 80s they coyote population exploded. The .44-40’s 200-grain bullet in a Winchester factory load registers 630 … A 243 is a .308 case necked down to .243 I have seen the splash in my scope many times with both but the .243 has more recoil. On the farms I'll be calling, the farthest realistic shot would be 400 yards. with .223 but .243 is OK. In this cartridge comparison, we are going to take a look at the 6.5 Creedmoor vs .243 Winchester. My farthest kill was a little over 400 paces with the 223 but missed a shot way out there on a dog that had already been trained not to come in to a call. The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .223 Remington vs .243 Winchester ammo rounds. Vs. .22-250 Rem. case — offers a great selection of bullets for the coyote. 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The .223 is better for extra long range shooting, i … .243 Winchester Doing perfect double-duty as a deer/coyote rifle, Winchester’s 6mm cartridge — based on the .308 Win. im lookin at a savage i can get in either .223 .243 or 22-250, im leaning towards the .243 since they are al bolt action and if i ever want to use it on deer i have it. From small fox to northern coyotes, if you know how to coax a predator within range, it's all you'll ever need. Post count: 75 #1485197. Home › Forums › Hunting › Predator/Varmint Hunting ›.223 vs. .243? Any thoughts? Vs. .243 Win. I have had 3 smaller shooters (2 ladies and a kid) shoot my relatively light tikka with 120 grain bullets and no one has complained about recoil. Depending on your guns twist rate it may like lighter or heavier bullets. if you will be hunting bigger game then deer then get the .308. the .308 will go through a coyote with ease and continue for a good distance after so BE CARE FULL WERE YOU SHOOT. Even then, a good .223 with a 1 in 8" twist and heavier bullets can be surprisingly effective. Those that claim the .223 lacks killing power are either delusional or … If you are specifically targeting coyotes--a .223 is a great round! Couple those attributes with the fact that you can find ammunition for a .223 Remington at just about every shop that sells any ammunition at all and I’ve got to give the edge to the .223. The .243 will never be fur friendly... the .223 if loaded lightly can be better although not the best.