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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

id like to go hunting coyote but what gun do i need to get at them

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

I'd use the one you shoot the best.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

mulletboy wrote:
id like to go hunting coyote but what gun do i need to get at them

There's quite a few that will do the job. If your Hide hunting I wouldn't go bigger than 6mm/243. Anything much larger will blow big holes in them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

There are a lot of factors to consider when making that choice. What type of area are you hunting? Open fields or tight wooded cover? Are you interested in "regulating" coyotes or do you have a fur buyer?

Tell us some more information.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

I use a 6.5 x 55 Swede, but I don't save the pelts. My cousin has been using the new Barnes Varmint Grenade in his 223 WSSM and likes the fact that they do not penetrate fully ( He has not shot any beyond 100 yards). He also keep the velocity about 200 fps below "full throttle".
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

I like to use a shotgun, but then again I like to smell them die. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

I usually take my .243 (85 gr. Sierra Gameking HBPT) or my .22-250 (52 gr. Sierra Matchking).

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:14 am    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

I think either a 50 BMG or a 22 MM w/depleted uranium rounds should be fine... unless you want the pelts. Shocked
If you want the pelts just about anything from .22 to .30 caliber with hard bullets (FMJ, solids, or spitzers) will give the least amount of expansion. (smallest holes in the pelt) Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

World famous 22-250 Remington! Known to bust coyotes for over 70 years now. First developed as a wildcat, dubbed the 22 Varminter. As for reloaders it is the most versitile of all the 22 centerfires, handling velocities from 1500 fps to 4500 fps. As for busting coyotes......legendary.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

The FAMOUS Sir Elmer (not Fudd) once remarked that the .270 Winchester was a "damn fine coyote rifle".

Of course, I think he said that just to piss off Jack O'Connor, who used it for anything up to Moose.

...How do I hunt thee? Let me count the guns...(attributed to E. Barrett (not the BMG people) Browning (Nope, not them, either.) By none other than Jim Zumbo of the LARGE "black rifle" faux pas fame.

.222
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22-250
.243
6MM
6.5mm
25-20
250 Savage
257
25-06
7mm-08
7X57
.308
30-06
45-70 Shocked

By now, you are surely getting the message. Very Happy
Dance with who ya brung. But where's the fun in that? Ahhh, yeeess... SCHEMING Roses how to explain the "need" for a new varmint rifle. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

I got Lars the Wonder Dog out of his bed Sunday morning at 8:15 to let
him take his morning constitutional. As he stepped off of the front
pourch I saw a coyote moving out in the pasture in front of our house.
The coyote saw Lars and stopped to watch him. I ran to the safe and
pulled out the ole M-70 22-250 Varminter and went back to the front
door, opened it to let Lars back in, then stuck the trusty Winchester
out the door and let fly at the coyote. Scratch one coyote. Then I
saw a mother cow and brand new calf out on the road. Aparently the
coyote was zeroing in on the new calf when I interupted his morning
fun. I put the gun back in the safe and went back to the front door
and saw a second coyote running up to the first yote. Yep, ran back
to the safe and retreived the Winchester and got back to the front
door for a shot at the second yote but it had decided it was not a
good place to be and started running as I squeezed off. I missed and
the coyote reversed course and ran top end to the woods to get out of
the line of fire. I will take one out of two any day! You guys would have cracked
up seeing me doing that shooting in my BVD's. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
We called the neighbor who ownes the cows and he and his grandson came
to round up mama cow and the new calf. Easy job to get them back in
the pasture and when that was done the neighbor thanked me for
shooting the coyote and saving the new calf.

So, you will find that I usually have a 22 Hornet, 223 Rem or 22-250 Rem ready for those coyote shots of opportunity in the front yard.

This shot was 203 yards and the bullet was one of the Midsouth Shooters Supply Varmint Nightmare 55 gr bullets (Hornady #2266), 3223 MV, 34.5 gr of Varget, Winchester case, CCI primer, bullet crimped with Lee Factory Crimp Die.






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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

Nice shootin Chris Very Happy . I believe you saved that calf. As far as shootin in your BVD'S I think we all have bin guilty of that a time or two Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:59 am    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

Good shooting Chris...you are right about laughin' mate....but I think I would have been laughin' more at the "back and forth" to the gunsafe more so than the shooting part.

I can see it now...Chris in his socks and jocks, nice clean polished floors, running a 10 second 100 yds, slippin' and slidin' round the corner to get to the safe, arms and legs goin' in every direction, the missus hollerin' at him to be careful and to get dressed. Very Happy Very Happy Laughing ROFL Laughing

Well done on saving your neighbours new calf and cow mate. I've seen the after mess of wild dogs attacking a calving dairy cow out here in aussie...very untidy.

Keep an eye out for that other bugger Chris...no doubt he/she will be back.

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

Back it the day, I just used what ever I had. My dear gun worked good, but blew the coyote up. I don't know if you (mulletboy) are planning to get a new gun or not. If your planning on getting a dog-gun, then a good choice is a 22-250 or a 223. "Getting a new gun" boy I really like the sound of that.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: what gun to use for coyote? Reply with quote

I think several have said the same but here's my .02 My first serious rifle was a ,243 ruger m77 the old style w\ tang safety, it was also the first round I reloaded for and tried just about everything under the sun. I was pretty good with it everything I shot was with that rifle, crows, yote's, chucks,deer, everything, So whenever someone asks about the best all around cartridge thats it in my book. oh yeah it was one of their lightweights and the groups on my best loads were always well under an inch. Everyones experience is unique, and your situation maybe different lightwieght noslers go 4000 and heavier 100g+ for deer work great from any angle.

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