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I am looking for a predator gun. I would probably use it for mostly coyotes. Some of the calibers I was looking at was the 22-25

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  • #16
    I have never had a complaint from a single one of the many coyotes taken with that round.

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    • #17
      Brendon,
      A guy in the Adirondacks followed a bear out of town and shot it with one shot from a .257 Roberts. A little more power than what is needed for varmints. He full size mounted it standing and I have of picture of me standing in front of it - I am 6'2 and the bear towers over me. The reason I am trying the Savage B Mag .17WSM is shooting groundhogs, the less report you have, the sooner the hogs come back out of their holes. It is only 4 1/2 lbs so, with a shooting stick will be a good walking around rig. I have a heavy barrel Rem 700 in 22-250, but you don't walk far with that one. I also have a .223. The .17WSM is an experiment for hogs and coyotes - I will let others know how it works out.

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      • #18
        I think the reason people haven't said anything about the .257 Roberts is because most people prefer the lighter, faster cartridges ie. .243 Win., 22-250, .204 Ruger, etc. And wind resistance for the .243 Win, .257 Roberts, and .22-250 are all the same out to at least 500 yds, trajectory on them is 8.3 in. for the .204 Ruger, the .223 Rem. is 11 in., the 22-250 is 7.7 in., the .243 Win. 6.6 in., and lastly the .257 Roberts is 13.9 all trajestories are at 300 yds with 100 yd zeroes.

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        • #19
          MAT,
          The .257 Roberts was introduced in the 1930's, speed was not the end all in those days, thus the drop off in trajectory. The .250-300 Savage was a little earlier and the first to crack 3,000fps. 2,000fps was still considered fast. Heck, the highway speed limit in a lot of places was 50mph and dropped 45mph at night.LOL

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          • #20
            The reason I haven't thought about the 17WSM is because I already have a 17HMR, but, is it a lot more powerful?

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            • #21
              There isn't enough difference in those calibers that you would miss with one and hit with the other.
              Or kill with one and wound with the other.
              JMO.

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              • #22
                for strictly a varmint gun, the .22-250 is a great choice.

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                • #23
                  Try this link. Play video to see wind drift, wnergy and trajectory comparisons. If this does not work just google .17WSM.

                  www.gunsamerica.com%2Fblog%2Fwinchester-ammunition-17-super-magnum-rimfire-17wsm-shot-show-2013%2F&width=131&height=88&thumbUrl=http%3A%2F%2F images-partners-tbn.google.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcSYGzoZeo SR5x4z0XV5Xn5FqgutPeQVzbS1b0gwY3SRez1jipETf4jvMiMk &imgWidth=969&imgHeight=654&imgSize=81188&imgTitle =.17WSM

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                  • #24
                    Thanks for all of your responses! I think I am going with the Thomson Center Venture All-Weather in 22-250!

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