I'm looking at getting a new rifle set up specifically for coyotes and wolves . I must have spent to much time on SD because I'm thinking that a 243 would make a great heavy varmint rifle ( yes , I used the word varmint ) I've used 22 center fires extensively for over 30 years on coyotes and they worked well . Wolves are considerably bigger , but not that hard to kill . I don't want to damage the hides to much so I'm asking all of you for suggestions as to bullet weight and construction . Coyotes run about 35 to 50 pounds around here and wolves go about 75 to 150 pounds ( definitely a large one, but they are around ) Ranges will go from 25 to 300 yards and wind will sometimes be a factor .
The 243 isn't an overly popular round here so I'm asking all of you for advise . I'm sure with the accumulated experience with 243's on this site we'll come up with something lol . Looking forward to your opinions , educate me .