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The "Juan" 12 12-05-2017 01:51 AM

Caliber recommendations..
 
What's a good guide/truck gun for predators but also legal to dispatch deer? Wanting something that's offered barrel wise in the 18-22" range. TIA


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bphillips 12-05-2017 01:57 AM

223

Cheap and can get it anywhere

okrattler 12-05-2017 02:07 AM

.243 if you're wanting to use it for both predators and deer. 87 grain V-Max for coyotes,90 grain Softpoints for deer.

Savage Axis or Ruger American Compact if you're wanting a shorter barrel.

Black Ice 12-05-2017 02:14 AM

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Originally Posted by The "Juan" 12 (Post 12986187)
What's a good guide/truck gun for predators but also legal to dispatch deer? Wanting something that's offered barrel wise in the 18-22" range. TIA


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.243


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KNEE DEEP 12-05-2017 02:32 AM

22-250. Love this caliber.

Atfulldraw 12-05-2017 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by KNEE DEEP (Post 12986200)
22-250. Love this caliber.

yep.

although I often carry a .308 as my passenger, too.

Poppy 12-05-2017 06:11 AM

22-250

Muddy Bud 12-05-2017 06:17 AM

22-250 gets my vote also.

Pushbutton2 12-05-2017 06:28 AM

.224 Valkyrie

hully1029 12-05-2017 06:31 AM

Lever 30-30

Slick8 12-05-2017 06:45 AM

All listed above will do the job.

We're it me, I'd get the ruger American with a threaded barrel in 22-250. Keep in mind that most factory 250's have a slow twist of 12 or even 14 which prevents the use of heavy bullets. If you're looking to shoot heavies then the 243 would be the better route.

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DeadEyeB 12-05-2017 07:07 AM

30-30. Ballistics are flat to 175 yards. Has enough knock down for big game, doesn't kick much, guns look cool :)

Traildust 12-05-2017 07:36 AM

.308 ruger american compact

DarrellS 12-05-2017 08:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Slick8 (Post 12986260)
All listed above will do the job.

We're it me, I'd get the ruger American with a threaded barrel in 22-250. Keep in mind that most factory 250's have a slow twist of 12 or even 14 which prevents the use of heavy bullets. If you're looking to shoot heavies then the 243 would be the better route.

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Ruger American Predator has a 1:10 barrel. I just ordered one from Buds to use as a cheap truck gun.

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Kodiakk 12-05-2017 08:13 AM

If we are talking about predators in Texas 22-250 or 243 has my vote. Predators in say Montana or Alaska would be a whole other matter obviously.

Traildust 12-05-2017 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Kodiakk (Post 12986442)
If we are talking about predators in Texas 22-250 or 243 has my vote. Predators in say Montana or Alaska would be a whole other matter obviously.

What about predators in Africa?

.243 WSSM 12-05-2017 09:00 AM

243 winchester super short magnum

Outbreaker 12-05-2017 09:03 AM

6.5 Grendel on an AR platform

Gary Roberson 12-05-2017 09:24 AM

.223 or .22-.250. I have killed a ton of coyotes and deer with both of these calibers.
Bullet placement is the name of the game.
Adios,
Gary

xman59 12-05-2017 10:13 AM

if you could find one a 250 savage! my second would be the 22-250,,, odd it is a necked down 250;)b

Dale Moser 12-05-2017 10:14 AM

I'd throw my .223 away if I didn't have so much ammo for it.

HoustonR6ryda 12-05-2017 12:43 PM

.22-250 vote

kcmarullo 12-05-2017 12:52 PM

22-250 here also !

Leverhunter 12-05-2017 12:52 PM

243. Works great for both and you don't have to worry about quartering shots as much as you do with one of the 22s

Pushbutton2 12-05-2017 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Traildust (Post 12986453)
What about predators in Africa?

28 Nosler

texaslongshot 12-05-2017 01:12 PM

22-250

Kodiakk 12-05-2017 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Traildust (Post 12986453)
What about predators in Africa?

22-250 should do fine.

bullets13 12-05-2017 01:14 PM

22-250 or .243

texan4ut 12-05-2017 01:18 PM

.243 Ruger American.

BrianL 12-05-2017 01:23 PM

With pigs being 75% of my truck gun kills, I would lean 243 or 308. I'm guesing you aren't skinning and tanning hide, so doesn't matter how big a hole there is on a coyote, and still plenty for behind the shoulder pigs and deer.

kmon 12-05-2017 01:32 PM

243, 6.5 Grendel, 7mm-08, 308..... Take your pick. ''


Don't get me wrong about the 223 and 22-250 have killed plenty of deer with both but I like a little more bullet when shooting deer from the truck.

Unless saving the hides on coyotes blowing a big hole in them is a good thing IMO

sierracharlie338 12-05-2017 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Outbreaker (Post 12986565)
6.5 Grendel on an AR platform



This right here! 18 inch barrel

Iím about to order mines also


Sierracharlie outÖ

BLACKFINTURKEY 12-05-2017 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Outbreaker (Post 12986565)
6.5 Grendel on an AR platform

X2 love my Grendel

WTJim 12-05-2017 01:53 PM

X3 love my 6.5G but if you want cheap and ammo anywhere .223 with any type of bonded slug.

justintyme8303 12-05-2017 01:55 PM

Ruger Hawkeye compact comes in .223, .243, 7mm-08, 7.62x39 (if you can find one), 260 Rem, and .308 all in 16.5" barrels blued or stainless.

Slick8 12-05-2017 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by DarrellS (Post 12986438)
Ruger American Predator has a 1:10 barrel. I just ordered one from Buds to use as a cheap truck gun.

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Then that would be my choice.

gingib 12-05-2017 02:21 PM

.243

Brazman 12-05-2017 03:47 PM

22-250 but DON'T TELL ANYONE IF YOU USE VMAX BULLETS TO KILL DEER. They will let you have it, no matter how dead the deer is.

mrc 12-05-2017 04:02 PM

Ruger American in 308 shooting 125 grain nosler ballistic tips.

billfromtx 12-05-2017 04:14 PM

243

mzurovec 12-05-2017 04:15 PM

6.5 Grendel in an AR platform. But there are many right answers to this.

elhefe 12-05-2017 05:17 PM

22-250

kumathebear 12-05-2017 06:20 PM

5.56/223/22-250/6.5gren...

hybridhunternm 12-05-2017 08:44 PM

Wish I had one.... 220 swift

IvoryRoot 12-05-2017 08:49 PM

.243

kc5rkg 12-05-2017 09:38 PM

Love my 22-250


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