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    Foxing Rifle

    have been useing my .308 for a lot of my foxing it works but is not that flat and just a bit big so would like some ideas of cal and rifle for just foxing as will be putting in for one next year

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    any of the 22 centrefires will be more then up to the job. 223 is is most popular with lots of ammo if you dont reload.

    222 rifles can be had very cheap and are nice to shoot also. i had one for a bit and it was lovely to shoot and next to no recoil.

    but 22/250 is my foxing rifle of choice. lovely flat shooting calibre

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    In all honesty any c/f cal with good shot placement will do the job nicely, for me its a 17 rem IMO a very misunderstood cal thats accurate no recoil banjo string trajectory and most important for me especially when shooting at night, very low ricochet potential, maybe not for everyone though very few about other than buying a good action and rebarrel but well worth the effort also you really do need to reload but heck thats a "load" of excuse the pun of fun on its own
    Last edited by dlz90; 18-12-2011 at 21:06.

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    In England I would be inclined to go for a .243 as you can also use this calibre for roe but in Scotland .243, .223 and .22-250 are all excellent calibres for fox. Personally I favour the .22-250 which I also use for roe.

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    Depends on if you reload or not !

    I used to think my .22-250 was an awsome fox round. But on my last renewal my FLO asked if i wanted another caliber !

    I chose .17 C/f and would have bought a .17 rem like but i wanted a remington model 7 and they had been discontinued in .17 rem so i bought a Fireball instead.
    I chose to ignore all the talk of you need to clean every 10 shot and im glad i did. I use a pull through after every trip out and have cleaned it every 100 rounds. But to be honest have NEVER had the group open up to more than a 5p at 100m.
    It is quieter than the 22-250 just as deadly and has cleanly taken fox's out to 230m at night and crows at 600m in the day !
    You don't need a deer capable round as if you are going out where there is a chance of Deer take the .308 .

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    .22 250 is the best off the shelf cal , i have a .20TAC custom and id say they take some beating

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    Quote Originally Posted by splash View Post
    Depends on if you reload or not !

    I used to think my .22-250 was an awsome fox round. But on my last renewal my FLO asked if i wanted another caliber !

    I chose .17 C/f and would have bought a .17 rem like but i wanted a remington model 7 and they had been discontinued in .17 rem so i bought a Fireball instead.
    I chose to ignore all the talk of you need to clean every 10 shot and im glad i did. I use a pull through after every trip out and have cleaned it every 100 rounds. But to be honest have NEVER had the group open up to more than a 5p at 100m.
    It is quieter than the 22-250 just as deadly and has cleanly taken fox's out to 230m at night and crows at 600m in the day !
    You don't need a deer capable round as if you are going out where there is a chance of Deer take the .308 .
    sound advice from real experience nice, to many slate the 17 c/fs without any experience of them

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    agree with bob js but i couldnt afford have one built if i sold my 223 foxer and wanted another cheap to reload rifle

    i reckon i would steer towards a 204

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    Have used both 223 and 22-250 over the years. Both worked well but at the distances over which I could safely see at night all foxes were shot at ranges where the 22-250's ballistic superiority was not really an issue. I have just bought a new 223 sporter so I guess it is down to personal preference.

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