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post Feb 4 2012, 02:40 AM
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Not a triple, but a fun hunt. I got to take a bobcat that came to an old raspy cottontail in distress call. The best part was that my son and nephew were with me. I used my backup 22-250. It is already Spring in sunny South Texas.



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post Feb 4 2012, 02:45 AM
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Congrats on the bobcat triple! Did the 22-250 tear it up?


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post Feb 4 2012, 02:46 AM
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Man! That's a nice cat! Was it a Tom? That's a super nice cat. Congrats!


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post Feb 4 2012, 03:05 AM
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QUOTE(SWarner1028 @ Feb 4 2012, 12:45 AM) *

Congrats on the bobcat triple! Did the 22-250 tear it up?


The 22-250 tore it up a little. I think mostly because the cat appeared out of South Texas black brush at 30 yards away. smile.gif

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Man! That's a nice cat! Was it a Tom? That's a super nice cat. Congrats!


Yes, it was a SKINNY Tom. Fun hunt though. The boys had fun.
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post Feb 5 2012, 04:42 AM
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Nice cat. I haven't shot one in about 5 years. Not allowed to shoot them in central iowa. Only trapping in southern part of the state.


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post Feb 5 2012, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE(Triple @ Feb 3 2012, 10:05 PM) *

The 22-250 tore it up a little. I think mostly because the cat appeared out of South Texas black brush at 30 yards away. smile.gif
Yes, it was a SKINNY Tom. Fun hunt though. The boys had fun.

I figured it was a Tom just by the size of those paws, and that big head. Nice cat! I like those skinny ones! They come to the call good! smile.gif
By the way, that's a good lookin hunting partner you got there. I bet he had a blast!

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Congrats on the bobcat triple! Did the 22-250 tear it up?

I know there will be some people dissagree. But a .22-250 will do more pelt damage than any caliber out there. About the only way they don't blow stuff up is to load them down to .223 velocity.
That being said, I think the .22-250 is an awesome caliber. Super accurate, and will knock predators down at some long ranges!

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post Feb 6 2012, 12:03 AM
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I agree with JC 100% on all aspects of the 22-250!!!! I slowed mine down with less powder and a 60gr soft point. Ballistic tips are like missiles when they hit!!! Way too much gun for cats and foxes but like JC said... They will flat smoke a yote!!!!


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post Feb 6 2012, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE(jcELK @ Feb 5 2012, 05:36 PM) *

I figured it was a Tom just by the size of those paws, and that big head. Nice cat! I like those skinny ones! They come to the call good! smile.gif
By the way, that's a good lookin hunting partner you got there. I bet he had a blast!
I know there will be some people dissagree. But a .22-250 will do more pelt damage than any caliber out there. About the only way they don't blow stuff up is to load them down to .223 velocity.
That being said, I think the .22-250 is an awesome caliber. Super accurate, and will knock predators down at some long ranges!


Hey JC, Thanks for the congrats. I know the .223 vs. .22-250 is a topic of debate with strong opinions. I thinks most of those opinions are accurate for someone's circumstances. I predator hunt to protect my baby deer and I am less concerned about pelt damage than others. However, here are some pics of predators taken with a 22-250 without pelt damage.

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I know the 223 is a great caliber and adequate for hunting predators. I choose the 22-250 because I am a gun nut, the 22-250 has superior ballistics (I study charts), the ammo is readily available, and at the end of the day the 22-250 is COOL.

Notice in the pics 2 different guns. I like the 22-250 so much I have two. My debate is not 223 vs 22-250...mine is which 22-250 to take. dry.gif

I also like to take my lil hunting pal. He reduces my chances, but increases the fun. If I take him now, someday he will take me when I am old.

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post Feb 7 2012, 01:38 AM
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Love the pics, Triple! Those pics of the cat are awesome. Man, that thing sure is spotted up pretty!
I've got an old Ruger No.1 in .22-250. I haven't shot it in a while, but need to. It's a real shooter.
That's cool hunting with your boy. Like you said, maybe one day he'll be taking you. Very cool.


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post Feb 7 2012, 01:38 AM
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I'd have to say pic #3 was my favorite. That looked like one happy lil buddy!!! Cherrish the times you have together. The most memorable times I've had huntin were with my dad. He passed away a little over a year ago. The last few times I took him huntin he would hold onto my pack so I could pull him up the ridges. Wore me out but it was TOTALLY worth it. He lugged me around when I was little so I figured I owed him. I'm sure I lowered his success rate but he got me back. LOL


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