I have recently been introduced to the incredibly fun sport of prairie dog hunting by a friend of mine. I have been using my .17HMR for the close shots (200 yards and closer) and he has been taking the long shots (200+) with his .223. Our system works pretty good until the dogs within 200 decide not to come up any more.
So it looks like I get to buy a new rifle.
I am wondering what all of you guys are using.
I have been very impressed with my friends .223 and we could share shells if one of us would run out for some reason. Also you can get .223 shells just about anywhere. Plus he said that he is going to get into reloading for his .223, and said that if I would save my brass and pitch in for supplies, he would reload some for me too.
I have also heard very good things about the .204 Ruger as far as accuracy goes.
Another friend of mine has a .22-250 that he uses for prairie dogs and coyotes, and he swears by it.
Right now I am leaning toward the .223, with the .204 Ruger a close second. So any info or experience anyone has with these calibers would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.