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from Cornbuck on 11.27.12
I do not consider a .243 a 'border line' deer gun.
You sound like a good candidate to re load your ammo and get just what you want at less than factory prices and probably have better performance.
you can not go wrong with a major mfg. like remington 700 in 30-06.
if you are keeping furs then 22-250 .223 would be great but if there is any wind then it is out. if you are not saving the pelts i would recomend using the rifle you alredy have or a .270 win , 30-06 springfeild or even a .308. the reason i say this is because i have a .223 and .243 ok i bought the .243 to be a coyote gun. i did not like how expensive the bullets were ( as much as 30-06 and .270) it is a newer adl remington 700 it shoots great and doesnt have much kick and is very light which is good but i just can stand paying just as much as a 30-06 for something that is boarderline for deer. so i thought well mabey i should get a .223 so i did and i like it but its to dang heavy. it is a remington 700 sps varmint it is accurate but weighs like 7-8 pounds. the nice thing is that it has cheap mil surp and other stuff but the varmint rounds are like $13 to $15. the main reason i dont like it though is that i would either have to use my dads 30-06 or buy a new gun if i were to go up to one of my freinds cabins to rifle hunt with them or my dream to go elk hunting. (i go deer hunting in an area for slugs only.) so i mean if you are to hunt coyotes a .22lr will work if you hit them in the right spot and around 75yrds at the max! and then all the way up to a 50bmg. anything will work on a coyote and personaly if you arent saving/selling the furs i would want something heavyer like a 30-06 or .270 to just blow those things up! also yyou can use it as your deer/elk one a two for one special. for a gun i would look at a winchester model 70 coyote special, remington 700 sps varmint or vtr, or any browning rifles a-bolt or x-bolt varmint type. if you go for more of a deer rifle (.30-06,.270,.308) go with winchester m70 feather weight or sporter they seem nice and i am thinking about getting one or the other just cant figure out what caliber the 30-06 .270 and .308. i would also look into a browning abolt medallion. or a browning x-bolt hunter or medallion. the remington 700 is another great rifle either the bdl or cdl would be good. also check out tikka.
The 22-250 would work, but at those ranges you might want to consider the 243. If there is any wind at all I believe it would be a better choice.
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