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rude robert wrote:
how about that 458 lott lol

I have been known to use a .375 H&H on prairie dogs. They make great target practise.

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Get both cailbers. Use the 22-250 for varmit and coyotes. Use the .25-06 for deer and pronghorn. Heck if it's legal in your state, you can even use the 22-250 for pronghorn.

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i would use 22-250 or 223

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my dads girlfriend shot her deer this past season with a 223 from 60yrds out 1 shot dropped where it stood

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I had a friend who was practicing with his new .416 for his upcoming Cape Buffalo hunt. He was using it to shoot out of his second story window at ground squirrels in his pasture. Any squirrels that he missed got new holes to hide in. Big smile

To specifically answer your question, it is my understanding that the .22-250 was originally developed as a varmint cartridge, and with the right bullets it has been successfully used on deer sized (and larger) animals. I've shot both mule deer and antelope with mine. I have friends who have shot elk and buffalo with theirs.

And the .25-05 was originally developed as a deer cartridge that would also work well on long range shots on varmints on windy days. I've used my .257 AI, which is balistically similar to the .25-06, on everything from prairie dogs to elk. It's my favorite deer, antelope, and bighorn sheep rifle.

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