.204 Vs 22-250

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Re: .204 Vs 22-250

Post by sneekeepete » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:54 am

I have never personally shot the .204 but used a buddies 22-250 quite a bit in the desert in Arizona. It was just a remington 700 bdl no heavy barrel stuff but that thing was surgical! From looking at the charts there are very few differences but I do beleive that wind would be a factor with the .204. (just assuming of course)
Also as far as the browning 223 WSM. I have never shot the 223 wsm but I do hunt with a Browning A-Bolt chambered in .300 WSM and it shoots very tight groups out to 450 yds. I do know from doing alot of long range shooting competitions and messing around with different bullets with my custom rifle that the weight and style of bullet you shoot can be affect more that you think about the twist of your barrel. For example with my .243 Remington 700 if I shoot any 100 gr. bullet out of it, it is very accurate. If I try and shoot that 110 gr. or 90 gr. bullet out of it my shot groups expand about 2 inches. That is just something to think about but again I have never shot the .223 WSM or the .204. Good luck on your decision. I'm sure you will like whatever you get next.
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Re: .204 Vs 22-250

Post by jarvis243 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:48 pm

Go trade your browning in for a CZ. You won't regret it. Or a Tikka, they are awesome also.

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Re: .204 Vs 22-250

Post by never agian » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:21 am

i like the 22-250 but i think the 223 is the best for cayotes

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Re: .204 Vs 22-250

Post by camodup » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:46 pm

Well i have both. I like the .204 because its light bullet goes so fast, 40 grain bullet going 3,800 fps is fast! But like mentioned earlier a .22-250 is better for a yote because the .204 is just a little smaller... Nothin a Barnes varmit grenade wont stop :thumb but if i had to tell you what to get and IF it was just for coyotes i would say a .22-250, plus go to any outdoor shooting range and you will probably find a bunch of brass someone just left there after shooting... That stuffs like gold! But if you want a gun for coyotes and stuff smaller, i.e. Fox or maybe skunks and just plinkin and stuff like that, go with the .204 and just reload your own creations, thats what i did, but i still have both guns so its like double fun for me :)
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Re: .204 Vs 22-250

Post by BIG R » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:07 pm

I have had both calibers allready and if I had to choose between the two of them it would be the 22-250.If your not dead set on that VTR you might think about a 220 swift.That is my go to varmit rifle,by far faster, flatter, andless drift than both of them.I am loading them with accurate powder and a 45 nosler bt and getting just over 4500 fps.That VTR is a great rifle very accurate and comfortable to shoot.I have it in the 308.

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Re: .204 Vs 22-250

Post by silvertip-co » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:28 am

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Re: .204 Vs 22-250

Post by The Ox » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:56 am

the beauty of the 204 is it has little recoil,so your eye never leaves the scope after shot so you can watch and see if it hits the target. at least with mine anyway... ive shot critters 4-500 yards. i love it! although all other calibers listed are great as well! i love my 223 as well ammo is cheaper and you still get great ballistics outta it.
i know several people that swear by a 22-250 for a deer rifle. watched antelope drop to the 223 for long distances. a 243 is a good choice also you can get 55 gr bullets and shoot just under 4000fps and very flat shooting.

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