View Full Version : Best rifle for long range

01-12-2002, 04:01 AM
### What rifle and caliber do you guys think is the best for long range yote shots? Also what about takedown power? What kind of distance?

01-12-2002, 10:54 AM
25-06 out to 400 yards........if you can spot a coyote that far away.

01-12-2002, 06:34 PM
I prefer a .243 but a .25-06 will work just fine too. ###I've connected out to a little over 400 yards on occasion but that's a long way off for a relatively small target of a coyote.

01-16-2002, 03:09 PM
Light wind, 22-250 or .220 Swift. ###Windy, .270. ###Best compromise if one rifle has to do the job, .243.

01-16-2002, 04:03 PM
I'd second the .243!

01-16-2002, 07:21 PM
I have both a Swift and a .243 and I think I would choose the .243. You can load 55gr nosler b-tips to the same velocity as the swift (according to nosler books) and the ballistics are better for the .243.

Now, you also have to take into account what is written in black and white doesn't always translate well to the real world shooting. Been burnt by numbers in books before.

01-19-2002, 02:34 PM
Im with Andrew. My buddy got a 25-06(Remington) and I am just amazed at how that gun shoots.I can punch the same hole at 100 yrds and with it sited in at 200 He can shoot coyotes out 400 yrds consistently.

Pretty sweet ###rifle.

01-19-2002, 10:50 PM
Hey davered can you post the canadian rant? . So everyone will understand where that (I am canadian) stuff come from? No offense. I am american.

01-21-2002, 02:49 PM
It's a slogan from a beer commercial.

Molson breweries(Ever heard of the MOLSON INDY?) makes beer called "Canadian".It was just a gimmick to get Canadians to be proud of there heritage and sell beer as part of the heritage.

this is there site

Nobody seen it?

There was a clip of the rant at http://www.adcritic.com/ but their site is down right now

(Edited by davered1 at 5:02 pm on Jan. 21, 2002)

(Edited by davered1 at 5:03 pm on Jan. 21, 2002)