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    Im Wondering What Gun To Bring?? Iv Got A 257 Weatherby Mag And A 22-250 Savage. My 257 I Know Is Long Range Over The 22-250 But The Ammo Is Not Cheap. I Think Its Ideal For Wolf At Long Range.

    The 22-250 Is Good Up To About 25o Yards For A Clean Kill On Coyotes But Im Not Sure It Is Big Enough For A 95 To 150 Lb Wolf At That Range. Let Me Know What You Guys Think. It Would Be Appreciated. Thanks

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    probably because wolves are pretty freaking sneaky I would bring the gun that is longer range, I mean you aren't gonna shoot that many rounds really.
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    I dumped two in their tracks with a .270 win at about 100 yds.
    The longer range capabilities of the wby might come in handy in wide open conditions.

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    You should use the rifle your most comfortable with shooting 100-200 yds. they both have plenty of knock down power with good shoot placement.

    The cost is getting to the hunting grounds not the cost of a couple shells.

    I don't care which rifle you use just shoot lots of them, heck for every wolf you kill I'll pay for your shells

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    Yeah, I'll pay for the second box of shells. Shoot them all!

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    Of you paid a guy to fly me around in a helicopter the $150 bounty a wolf in areas will pay for your bullets. I think that would be an awesome job

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    Either rifle will kill wolf's. It really depends if you want to keep hides or not. My 257 Weatherby with a 75 grain bullets shoots well over 4000 ftps and leaves a huge hole when coming out. 22-250 does a wonderful job on coyotes. Both rifles will kill as far out as you care to shoot them. I shoot pop cans out at the high power range at 600 yards with my 22-250. I am not sure I could do that with my 257 Weatherby. I know I it will shoot a group of about 1 1/2 at 300 yards with 75 grain bullets. But I haven't taken it to the high power range yet. I would say shoot the rifle that you shoot the best. I love my 257 weatherby, but I also like alot of power when shooting things. Have fun with your shooting.

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    Default ...just dont go cheap

    .... .270 would be the best choice...hornady ammo, bonded...punch a whole right through
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    My go to gun is my Mini-14 .223, upclose would be my .22 WMR. Won't mind trying out my son's 22-250 with a scope for long distances, would be neat to shoot them before they split up.
    The emphasis is on accuracy, not power!

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    AR15 with leupold 1.5x5x20 scope or trijicon ACOG or sprg.govt. BDC.

    Use 64 grain winchester power points.

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    My .257 Roberts with 75 gr. V-Max is my favorite.
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