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Posted: 6/6/2007 10:08:54 AM EDT
If you had to pick a heavier round for long/windy P-dog shooting, would it be .243 or .260? .243 looks more ideal from the loading manual ballistics and .260 a little bit much, but the 90/100 grain bullets in .260 seem like really decent long-range projectiles (and totally devastating in closer).

The rifle choices in .260 seem a little better (from the AR perspective) than .243.
Link Posted: 6/7/2007 12:01:31 AM EDT
I'll be going to SD in a few weeks and I'm going to be shooting a 223

I don't have the extra cash to feed some of my other guns

I'll be shooting my .308 and maybe my .243 but not alot per the cost.

I was up there last year for a week and the .22 cal bullet does get blown around a little but you just adjust for wind and keep shooting. Its not like there is a 30+ mph wind all the time


If I HAD to pick one it would be the 243. I made some long shots last year with my 308 and 243 that I don't think I could have with my 223.



Invisiblesoul
Link Posted: 6/7/2007 6:14:48 AM EDT
223 or 22-250
Link Posted: 6/7/2007 9:37:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheInvisibleSoul:
Its not like there is a 30+ mph wind all the time
Invisiblesoul


Have you ever been to South Dakota????
It's been that all week this week.
Link Posted: 6/8/2007 11:12:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Curt1521:

Originally Posted By TheInvisibleSoul:
Its not like there is a 30+ mph wind all the time
Invisiblesoul


Have you ever been to South Dakota????
It's been that all week this week.




Yes

I spent 1 week up there about this time last year and the weather was great.



Invisiblesoul
Link Posted: 6/9/2007 6:04:30 PM EDT
22-250 period
Link Posted: 6/11/2007 3:41:42 AM EDT
223 fits the bill in my book. It is sure a lot cheaper than paying for 1000 rds of 22-250. You'll be able to shoot far enough that you have trouble picking up your target out of the mirage. My longest confirmed PD kill with a 223 was 476 yards.
Link Posted: 6/14/2007 7:54:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2007 7:57:49 PM EDT by ballisticbill]
243 is devastating on PD's, I have killed hundreds of them with mine, they look like a tactical nuke hit them when you connect. However I still prefer a 223.

See sig

Link Posted: 6/19/2007 5:30:35 AM EDT
BallisticBill,
Is that a H&R handi rifle? If so how's the accuracy? I've heard people having trouble with wandering zero's on them.
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