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Can any one tell me what the weatherby vanguard synthetic in 223 would be like for coyote hunting

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I have been thinking of the same rifle myself. It's a Howa if I remember right and does have an adjustable trigger, good thing as the one I looked at had a horrible trigger. I also noticed that the barreled action seems the be inleted fairly tight. Might call for re-bedding? My Rem 700 ADL was like that and I had to completely re-bed the thing to get it to shoot well. But for the price, $400 at the Bi-Mart I think it's worth doing. The 223 should be fine for coyote's.

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i said it once i'll say it again.....WHY BUY A .223 WHEN YOU CAN HAVE A 22-250. ITS TWICE THE GUN Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

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wonksy,

Could you elaberate on that a bit? If you think it's twice the cartridge you must have some reasoning for it.

I'm getting another 223, my third, for a number of reasons. There quieter to shoot, use less powder, stay on target much better, are not as hard on barrels, usually have a faster twist barrel and handle the heavier bullet's a bit better, cases are easier to find if your reload and I do and you can carry more 223 rounds in a small place than 22-250, not a lot, but more. 223 factory ammo is more wide spread I think and it darn sure cheaper. Neither is a reason for me as I handload everything. When shooting high volume, if you do, the 223 barrel will hear slower and cool faster.

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i'm not gonna pick bones with you pal. yes the 223 is cheaper to shoot but thats not what we were talking about. like i said before its personal preference as to what you like. i'm not knocking the 223 its a great caliber but as far as (HUNTING) goes i still choose the 250 hands down...sorry if i hit a nerve Thumbs up

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No you haven't hit a nerve, I think you should shoot what you like. Just wondering why you like it so much. Cause it's pretty is good enough, just doesn't make much of a case for getting one.

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Don, If noise is a concern, you may also want to consider the .221 Fireball? I have both the .223 and the .22-250. I think the .22-250 has a bit more reach, but if I were hunting coyotes for fur, I think I'd have to lean on the .223 as the better choice, provided you're using decent bullets and not military-surplus FMJs.

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Doghouse,

I do agree with you and concidered getting a 22 Hornet for myself. But noise is of no concern where I live. Shoot, I don't even get TV here and only one radio station.

The origional question was on the 223. I think nothing is wrong with it in fact I think it is a better cartridge than a lot. We americans have a tendicity to believe that bigger and faster is better. Bigger and faster IS more damaging and to avoid some of the damage, care must be taken in the selection and placement of bullet's. Of readily avaliable factory ammo now avaliable, the 223 is the hands down winner.

As for being hide friendly, I've never sold a hide and know few who have. For some that is an issue but for most of us, it's a topic!

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Don,

Yeah, I wouldn't mind a .22 Hornet, either. I've been looking at a couple, but haven't made the decision to go through with the buy yet.

When I hunt coyotes (for pelts) this time of year, I'd agree that the .223's hard to beat. In the summer when they're not worth anything, or when there's a prairie dog town around, I like my .22-250 except when there's lots of walking involved (.22-250's about 12 pounds). The .223 is my "walking varmint" gun.

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codfish wrote:
Can any one tell me what the weatherby vanguard synthetic in 223 would be like for coyote hunting

I wouldent know, they don't make any left hand models! Which makes me angry! I wanted one for the longest till I found out i'm left eye dominant.

sad

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