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Posted: 9/4/2008 8:27:53 AM EDT
Got a few AR's and an easy choice for a bolt gun would be .223.  But considering a .204.  Maybe used on ground hogs, maybe coyotes, and something my teenagers can shoot.
Any ideas?

Always like a few guns in different calibers so any other considerations? 22-250? etc.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 9:16:57 AM EDT
How about a .17HMR.  Lots of fun to shoot, very accurate and ammo is fairly inexpensive.
Link Posted: 9/4/2008 9:36:50 AM EDT
Agree that the 17 HMR is a hoot.

I looked at the 204, but the limited bullet and ammo selection turned me off.  223 is second only to 30-06 in that regard.
Link Posted: 9/6/2008 3:49:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2008 3:54:21 PM EDT by ccap74]
Just check out the price of ammo of each. Anything centerfire < .30 cal.

Also, consider recoil. Recoil anticipation will produce poor/missed shots.

Cabelas is advertising bulk ammo...
                                             .223 = $0.36rd
                                             .22-250 =$0.65rd
                                             .204 = $0.70rd
                                             .243 = $0.85rd
                                             .30-06 =$0.93rd  
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