22-250 Hands Down...And I dont care that its more $$$ to shoot then the 223...You said a varmit rifle, not a target rifle, 250 will get ya out there and buck the wind a hell of alot better!!I've got a Winchester 70 in .223 that I'm quite partial to. I think the majority opinion in Canada would favour the .22-250 though.
I like that, a whole lot deader... heheIn my experiance the 22-250 remington cartrige kills things a whole lot deader than the 223 rem.
totaly agree!I'd say .223 hands down.It's cheaper to shoot if you don't roll your own,milsurp ammo for plinking,better barrel life etc.
Ballistically speaking,the difference between it and a 22-250 are negligible unless you are regularily shooting gophers at 300 yards+,and how often do most hunters around here do that?Most people would do well to hit a coyote over 300 yards with anything/anyhow,and if you are skilled enough to do it then you likely know your .223 ballistics well enough to do it with it also.
I shot over 20 coyotes, some with the 223 and some with the '250. When a coyote was shot in the chest I could never tell any difference as to which killed better.totaly agree!
HEHEE, just had to tease a bit...Just come out with it CDog, let's hear your opinion for us that do reload