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Location: IRELAND
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HI CAN YOU HELP ON A NEW RIFLE

HI EVERYONE I HAVE A .22 MAG LUGER RIFLE I WOULD LIKE TO SHOOT AT A LONGER RANGE AROUND 200 TO 300 YARD FOR MAGPIES WHANT DO YOU THINK 222REM ,223REM OR 204 RUGER THANKS

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Any one of those should do the trick, the .204 has the advantage of a flatter trajectory and higher velocity. I know this doesn't help but the .22-250 would be another excellent choice.

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Forgot to say welcome to the site.

Location: IRELAND
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thanks for the welcome...

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Yup, take your pick, I will warn i have a hunch the 204 is a flash in the pan

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Location: Northern WI
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The .223 Rem will do the job from just about any rifle on that size target at that range. The ammo is cheap and readily available and you can play with it if you're a handloader. A lot of these varmint rounds are pretty exotic and hard to find...not to mention expensive.

I use the .223 for medium sized game (coyotes, coons and possums) at ranges out to 300 yds or more from a Ruger Mini-14 topped with a NcStar 3-9X scope. I really like the Wolf varmint rounds with the red plastic tip. They feed reliably and expand nicely without causing too much pelt damage. They are affordable and the quality control seems pretty consistent. That's always important with an autoloader. Good luck!

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I agree with the above post. The 223 rem will be excellent for what you need to do and the ammo is everywhere. 22-250 may be another caliber that fits your situation for you to look at that is easy to find ammo for. It is more powerful and flatter shooting than the 223. Out of all these calibers, we are not talking about a whole hell of a lot of difference one way or the other.

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Re: HI CAN YOU HELP ON A NEW RIFLE
the irish hunter wrote:
HI EVERYONE I HAVE A .22 MAG LUGER RIFLE I WOULD LIKE TO SHOOT AT A LONGER RANGE AROUND 200 TO 300 YARD FOR MAGPIES WHANT DO YOU THINK 222REM ,223REM OR 204 RUGER THANKS

magpies are they on the ground ??? or nested in a tree ????

on the ground no problem but in the tree 222 , 223 will go a long way ,do u know where the bullet goes??

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