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Old 02-07-2017, 01:38 PM
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Hi I'm Breck. I am from Minnesota. I am just getting started in this sport. I have been out a few time with my 12 ga with a slug with no luck. I am looking to upgrade but don't know a whole lot about caliber. I duck and goose hunt a lot and don't know much about rifles. After looking around I am looking at a .223 or a .22-250. What are your thoughts? I'm looking for a cheaper gun and then upgrade parts like the scope and such. Thanks
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:55 PM
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Welcome Breck, you'll find plenty of quality information and valuable opinions here to help.

I personally had the same dilemma when it came to a rifle. IMHO, it's hard to beat a Savage Axis to meet that criteria.

Good luck to you.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:56 PM
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Welcome to the FoxPro Forums. #4 buck would be a better load as far as your shotgun goes. The .223 and 22-250 are both popular rounds. The .223 ammo is a bit less expensive, but the 22-250 is more effective overall when shooting coyote sized animals.
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:48 PM
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Ya I've been looking at the Savage Axis .22-250 for $330 and comes with a scope. I'm sure at some point I will have to upgrade the scope.
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Old 02-07-2017, 03:02 PM
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I bought the camo Axis without the Accu-Trigger and then spent $15 on a different trigger spring. It made a world of difference.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:46 PM
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Welcome! Glad to see other newbies like me! Have fun and learn! That's what I plan on doing. Sounds like a wealth of knowledge here!
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:18 PM
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Exactly why I came.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:10 AM
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I've been predator hunting for two years I use a 17 bmag and a 22-250 but it's seems as I became a better caller the closer I can get the animals so now I'm buying a good shot gun lol
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:12 PM
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I would get the Savage Axis II with the adjustable Accu-Trigger and Scope package in a .223,great shooting Rifle that's factory bore sighted and very affordable.The .223 has lower recoil and good knock-down power and is easier on the fur/hides using a lighter bullet.I use the Hornady 55 grain V-max with great results.
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:37 PM
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sounds like a good deal on a rifle there, also look into the Ruger American Predator. I know three guys that bought em in 223 and are very happy with them. so I bought one in 22-250 and it is a tack driver, very inexpensive too.
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