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    Looking for a new predator rifle!

    I am looking at getting a new rifle for predators. I really like the Savage model 10 in .243 or .22-250 and have also looked at a couple other Savages. I just wanted to know what some of you guys would recomend. I was leaning towards the .243 so I could also use it for blacktails here in CA.

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    I have both a 22-250 and a 243. That's a tough call because I love them both. If you want something versatile I would get the 243.

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    Do you reload? I have a 58gr. Load for varmints and 100gr load for deer in .243. Love it.

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    I use 223 for coyotes in the AR platform. My daughter killed her first Antelope with it this year. It might be a good choice for both as well as the 243.

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    Just picked up this 22-250 tikka T3 lite. I'll let you know how I like it.
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    I have a custom predator rifle I built expressly for P Dogs that I use on coyotes, etc also. I built a .220 Ackley Swift. I know the .220 has had a pretty bad reputation for being hard on barrels, but with todays slow burning powders, this is not a problem. I have shot 55 gr Bergers @ 4300 fps that make a 3 shot cloverleaf at 100 yds that is less than 1/2 inch at 100yds. I had a Springfield 03A3 action laying around and added a Shilen SS match barrel and a Timney Trigger. I also had a beautiful LH (I shoot LH) walnut thumbhole stock I made 30 years ago that I added to the mix. Topped with a Leupold VXIII 6.5 x 20 it makes a great shooter! I plan on taking it to Wyoming this fall when I'm goat hunting along with my calls and see If I can eliminate a few Coyotes too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    Do you reload? I have a 58gr. Load for varmints and 100gr load for deer in .243. Love it.
    No I don't reload yet. Every time I think about getting into the reloading game I end up buying a new rifle and run out of money. Some day soon I hope though.

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    I have a Rem 700 22-250, a standard 243, and an A-bolt 243wssm. I had rather carry the short action 243wssm, but I like the 22-250 cal best. Its amazing what the 22-250 will do. The BOSS on the Browing lets you change ammo quickly and not lose accuracy, like 55gr or 95 gr.
    I try not to reload either, the ammo you can buy will be very accurate once you match the weight and twist rate your gun likes. A guy I know bought a Howa 223 package for not too much money and he likes it really well. My brother also has a 223 gun with a fast twist and he can shoot a deer weight bullet with it. Last year, my friend killed a 322lb bear with a 223 and I killed a bear with the 243wssm. Same gun, I shot a large whitetail buck with a 55gr bullet, a pass through clean kill. Confused yet?

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    Thanks for all the info guys. I am still looking but have recently been looking at the Tikka T3 Lite, TC Venture and the Browning Xbolt along with the Savages. Any Thoughts?

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    The Tikka T3 and TC Venture are both great values. I have a relative who recently purchased a Venture in .308. First time shooting (sighting in) he shot a 3-shot group of 0.63" at 200 yds. He is very pleased.

    I personally prefer the Tikka of the 3. I love the trigger. They will all do what you want. I'd look for a deal on the one that excites you the most.

 

 

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