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So far I'm liking the new 22 250. It's a TC with an old Leopold 3X 9 scope. I'm shooting 36 gr V-max and 8208 around 4300 fps. I's a bit to much for fox but about right for Big coyotes.

A few weeks ago I took a great fox ,center punched him looking up at me. Took out all his guts and made the fur unsaleable.

This week We where calling dogs along the rocky mountains fount,we only call here when the Grizzly are still hibernating, it's Griz central and they will respond to a call also. Two 22 caliber rifles are very poor bear defense.




All the cattle ranches around are in the midst of calving and the coyotes are keyed in on this. The calling was tuff at bears a full moon all night and lots of food makes them Fat and sassy. Seven sets and we finally got two to come in BUT they where coming from opposite directions. I saw one and the boy was on the other. They where on his side so I was only back up. He whispered got him? I said yup. When he shot at what I knew was a dead dog it spun around and ran off taking me by surprise and I didn't do a very good "BACK UP" job,misted three times. He said what the hell where you shooting at I said ME? we where both shooting separate targets and both didn't get any thing,crap... Two more sets and were way up in to Griz country setting up an a big clearing, the wind was not favorable to the set but we gave it a try any way. The distress calls where not enticing them to come so we had switched to all challenging calls and bitch in heat and pup in distress calls. Where we where hunting is also inhabited by plenty of wolfs too. The dog Charged out in to the clearing dead down wind from me and looked straight down the barrel of my gun at 100 yards. He raised his Hackles and started in to see who was in his feeding grounds. His face was covered with dried blood and hie teeth where stained red from eating afterbirths . What a spooky sight, the first thought was WOLF!!! Not that he was as big as a wolf ( some can be 100 pounds) but he was the biggest coyote I have ever had a shot at. I whispered to my son who was setting beside my but watching the other way that I had one coming in hot and close. I choked out a WOOF to get him to stop which he did but it did nothing for his demeanor. The cross hair where dead center on his chest at 80 yards. I puled the trigger. It lifted this mammoth dog off his feet and flipped him head over butt. WOW that was COOL!!! When we got to him we could see the bullet went straight in but there was several exit holes. Further examination showed both shoulder where smashed and fragments cane out through the rib area as well as the shoulders. HUMM ... The pelt was not badly messed up though, He had beet rubbing to much to even bother skinning him,to bad.! I think I'm liking this new gun. I have some 50 gr in the works that I can't wait to try on a coyote.



I got to stop trying the straight on shots!!!
 

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Good ol' Ear Mountain! I know exactly where you took that Picture from. I sprayed weeds in the little state section right off the road where you took that from... Congrats on the coyote. Better watch out now though...the bears are out and about. My grandparent's friends found bear crap in their drive way easter morning when they got home from church that wasnt there when they went to church. The live out along Highway 220 so the bears are already ranging out from the mountains quite a ways.
 

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Well I am just jealous! Ha, I haven't been one time this winter, and I dearly love to shoot those things! I have a 22-250 Ackley with a 1/8" twist. I shoot the Hornady 68 HP and it is a real killer too! I don't know if it kills coyotes any quicker than a regular 22-250, but it will sure make a prairie dog go 5ft high in the air & spinning to the right! ha. I can't imagine having a griz come to your call...scary!
 

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Good ol' Ear Mountain! I know exactly where you took that Picture from. I sprayed weeds in the little state section right off the road where you took that from... Congrats on the coyote. Better watch out now though...the bears are out and about. My grandparent's friends found bear crap in their drive way easter morning when they got home from church that wasnt there when they went to church. The live out along Highway 220 so the bears are already ranging out from the mountains quite a ways.
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Im from Choteau by the way. Down in Missoula going to school but Ill be graduating in a few weeks and moving back home for good. Send me a PM if ya are going to be in the area again. Maybe we can meet up and sling some lead!
 

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At 4300 fps, don't expect your barrel to last long? I'd back off and save barrel. I think I'm running my 22-250 around 3600 fps?
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At 4300 fps, don't expect your barrel to last long? I'd back off and save barrel. I think I'm running my 22-250 around 3600 fps?Steve
Why have a 22/250 then? if I wanted 3600 fps I'd just use my 223...
 
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