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Old 02-19-2004, 04:27 PM
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which witch is which?


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This is for the rest of you guys over ehre in my(dry) side of the state. I'm tripping a mini-30, and getting another Savage Bolt gun. I want a good rock-chuck/ Coyote gun. The debate comes down to the .243, and the .223. I am leaning toward the .243 due to the longer shots that are out here, and the world famous "Columbia Basin Rain Storms". Also read 50mph winds and a free sandblasting.
However, my hillbillies in arms over here think that the .243 really doesn't buck the wind any better than the .223.

...So, let me have it, whattaya think?
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:49 PM
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Get the 243, then give your friends a personal introduction to physics 101 in that Columbia Basin wind tunnel!

I love the .223's, but for your applications, I'd say the heavier bullet of the 6mm bore will better serve your purposes for extinguishing whistle-pigs in your incessant wind!

Just my two cents worth.

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Old 02-19-2004, 04:59 PM
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Yup, like Marshall said. Run the numbers through the Ballistics Calculator.
http://www.beartoothbullets.com/resc...tics/index.htm

You can get some Ballistic Coefficients off the Hornady site.
https://www.hornady.com/cgi-bin/web_....html&cart_id=

You can split the difference with a .22-250.

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Old 02-19-2004, 08:54 PM
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The 6mm Rem drifts significantly less than the 22-250, and leaves the .223 in dust (no pun intended!). The .243 will do just about as well as the 6mm. This is based on experience in the eastern Montana windtunnels!
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Old 02-22-2004, 05:05 PM
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check the ballistics tables on any of the bullets you might shoot in the 223 or 243. if you want to shoot a 22 centerfire you can come up with bullets in the larger cartridges that rival the wind bucking ability of the 243.
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