The most com­mon fox­ing cal­i­bres

Sporting Gun - - Instruction Foxing -

.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.

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