The most common foxing calibres
.243: Can be used for both deer and foxes, packs a good punch, and is great for extended ranges. Against this it has a lot of recoil for use with night vision, is loud, and the ammunition is expensive.
.22-250: A superb foxing calibre – ammo is widely available, it packs a good punch over extended ranges and has little recoil.
.223: Probably the most popular foxing calibre, with little recoil and good long range performance.
.222: Known to some as a gentleman’s calibre, it has almost no recoil and will kill foxes out to 300 yards.
.204: Having bought this calibre myself for daylight use, I liked it so much that it’s now my rifle of choice for shooting foxes at night. With next to no recoil, precision accuracy and a very flat trajectory, I rarely reach for my .22-250. nowadays.