What is the most reliable calibre for shooting foxes?

Im looking at getting a firearm license within the next few months. im looking for a calibre that will kill a fox reliably, would a .223 do or would i need something bigger like a .25-06? thanks

Asked By: - 9/29/2011
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A licence wont cover you to shoot anything or anywhere, you need permission from the land owners and have the experience to carry out the job... More
Answered By: Hawkeye85 - 10/3/2011
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I think that a .17 HMR would do you nicely. Any centerfire rifle is simply too much for foxes in my opinion. It sucks that you have to have a "License" to get a firearm. Your right to protect yourself is not granted by any government, it is granted to you by your creator.
Answered By: Ancient Warrior DogueDe Bordeaux - 9/29/2011
For foxes there is no need to go to the expense of a centre-fire. A .22LR is ample.
Answered By: Ian - 9/29/2011
The .22 Winchester Magnum and the .17 HMR are both great shooters. Either would suffice for shooting a fox out to about 125 meters or so, beyond that a center fire cartridge would be a better choice, but you don't need anything nearly as powerful as a .25-06. A .223 would work well and so would a .204 Ruger. Of course... More
Answered By: xscout9094 - 9/29/2011
Depends on where you are hunting; Generally, I would recommend a 22-250 !
Answered By: Sweetdaddy Rex - 9/29/2011
There is no such thing as too much when it comes to fox. Dead is dead! In the Uk we don't save the pelt... More
Answered By: super61 - 9/29/2011
Go with a 7.62x39, its cheap, and powerful enough to kill every time
Answered By: Walk_With_Me_in_Hell - 9/29/2011
.17 Remington.
Answered By: cmcvpr - 9/29/2011
just a .22 lr. you don't need to over kill a fox. The .22lr barely any kicks when you shoot it, its quite, and the ammo is cheap so you can practice with it a lot. Also where i live you do not even need a license to own a .22... it is by far the cheapest alternative.
Answered By: Josh - 9/29/2011
.22 lr will not make a clean kill unless the shot placement is amazing, and it won't have a very long effective range; so I recommend avoiding this caliber... More
Answered By: Jake - 9/29/2011
alot of buzz about the 22 hornet. i have a 22 hornet barrel with my h and r rifle. a dandy cartridge and quite accurate.
Answered By: Terril - 9/29/2011
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