View Full Version : Coyote .243 bolt?
01-20-2006, 09:37 PM
Hey guys, I know its not the most popular anymore but what about a .243 for a varmint gun? The deal is I found one I liked and can get it for a super price. It's a Remington 700 BDL grade, very nice looking with the all wood stock with black tipping and white spacers (I'm a sucker for nice gun stocks).
I would only be able to take 200-250 yard shots at most where I hunt. Besides I thought it will make a great backup deer rifle for me and later a light deer gun for my son when he can shoot. There I go talking myslef into it again.
01-20-2006, 11:08 PM
That would be a decent gun for chasin yotes or whatever here in MI. In fact, I have used my .223 on a few yotes a couple years back. So if the .223 will tip 'em over, you should have no problem with the .243
As for a deer rifle, not problem as I am sure that you are aware of. I know a few guys/kids that use a .243 for deer hunting and have done well. It should fit your son nicely :)
01-20-2006, 11:44 PM
I use a 243 for coyote and such varmints and love it, in fact, I wouldn't want anything else. It can reach out and poke something at a fairly long distance (about as far as you will ever need to in Michigan), yet is light enough to not blow a coyote to pieces at closer range. I have also shot deer with it and it does great, I use it as a back up/guest gun. Good luck!
I just met a fellow Hunter out in NV. who was talking about hunting Coyotes.Was saying that they use 12 gauge with 4 shot,their goal is to call em into about ten yards!!
01-21-2006, 10:50 AM
Yup, the .243 is a great varmit gun. You could use the 80gr on varmits and the 100gr on deer.
01-21-2006, 01:25 PM
.243 is known for tight groups too.
They probably use the shotguns mentioned for night hunting. Call them in after dark, hit the light and blam. It's a good choice since you can't use a rifle bigger than .22 rim for night hunting here.
01-21-2006, 08:38 PM
gun will be good and it can reach out there i have knocked them down with a 22. so a 243. will definitly stop them
01-21-2006, 09:53 PM
Thanks all, I'm going to get up there tomorrow to get it. Obviously I like a fast clean kill but also do not want to disintegrate a coyote or fox that was somewhat close. I checked the price out and I'm getting it more then 300 off MSRP so that's great for any gun. That leaves extra cash for a nice scope. Thanks again.
01-22-2006, 09:17 AM
Not a problem. A nice Leupold XIII would like nice mounted on that gun :)
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