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Old 08-21-2014, 09:00 PM
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I'm looking to buy new rilfle to hunt fox and bobcat. I want a cal that not going to do a whole lot of fur damage. I'm getting a lot of differnt answer from my local gun shop. Some tell me go with a 223 some tell me go with a 17. So what are your thought and what type bullet to use. Thank for any info. Oh BTW most of my shot are going to be around 150yd or less.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:57 PM
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Search is your friend.......this has been discussed here many times with some good info....; )
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:41 AM
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Ya, what XNAVYORDIE said...........search is your friend.

If Fox and Bobcat are your main game with fur friendly part of your needs, then I would rule out a 223. A 17 HH or one of the rimfires such as the 22mag. would be how I would go. If it just has to be a centerfire round, then a 17 Fireball or the 17 HH would be excellent choices.

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Old 08-24-2014, 06:28 PM
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I really like my Remington R15 in 223 I have made shots from 30 yds to 400 yds and never destroyed pelts shooting Winchester 55 grain hollow points . I shoot the same rounds in my Howa Axiom and have the same results

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Old 08-24-2014, 10:32 PM
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With fox and bobcat as my primary game I wouldn't hesitate to get a 17 win mag or a 17 HH. Doubt you would be happy with anything much bigger at your ranges.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:15 PM
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The tried and true 22 hornet with a 40 gr Sierra HP is bad medicine for any fox or bobcat...out to 200 yds. Small in/small out in most cases. Easy on the recoil end and sounds like a 22 rimfire in the woods. Been taking them down for a long time and reloading is easy on the wallet too.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:03 PM
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with most of your shots being 150 or less IMO I'd go with the 22mag or the 17 anything much bigger and I think you'd be disappointed with the exit results. My 22-250 is fantastic for yotes out past 100 but less than that I get exit damage otherwise no appreciable exit damage if an exit wound at all.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:33 PM
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As several mentioned....get something in a .17 HMR,.17 Hornet,.17 Fireball,.17 WSM or .22 Magnum,.22 Hornet and possibly .204 but a .223 might be pushing it unless You can go with a 32-35 or 40 grain V-max bullet from Hornady?
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:50 PM
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Lots of good info.
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