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Old July 15, 2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Coyotes

I never shot and killed a coyote with a .22LR instead I was always shooting them with a .270.In the last 15 years I cant remember how many coyotes I killed with my .270 but how many of you been succesfull hunting these critters with a .22LR?
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Old July 15, 2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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I use a .270 for deer, there have been occasions where we may push a coyote out of the woods that i've shot, if the goal is to kill them and let them rot where they drop, .270 works fine.
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Old July 15, 2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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Killed several with the .22LR squirrel hunting. Works fine if you put the bullet in the right place. I wouldn't take it out looking for coyote, I use a .22 magnum for that.
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Old July 15, 2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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Killed four in the yard with a .22lr. Three at night and one in the morning at about 0830.

Wasn't hunting them. They were hunting the rabbits in the yard and our shephard was going crazy in the house. He must have winded them cause he couldn't see them.
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Old July 16, 2011, 01:58 AM   #5
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not a 22lr shot a pretty good few with 22mag.But I do like to takem apart with the 270 BETTER,LOVE that hairy red mist
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Old July 16, 2011, 02:16 AM   #6
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I'd stick with the 270 myself. 22lr to the head will work, but why limit yourself with shot placement?
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Old July 16, 2011, 08:25 AM   #7
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When we hunt the old "hog farm" we coyote hunted while deer hunting, so if saw a yote, we'd shoot'em with whatever we were hunting with,,, but I have never deerhunted with a .22lr. Mostly 3006, .270 win.
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Old July 30, 2011, 08:43 PM   #8
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22lr will killem if you hit them just right.
22mag just a little easier
223 and above wiley better get acme to draft a will
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Old July 30, 2011, 10:37 PM   #9
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.22's worked fine until Al Gore invented the internet.
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Old July 31, 2011, 11:07 AM   #10
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.22's worked fine until Al Gore invented the internet.
EXCELSIOR!!! manbear pig cannot be killed by a mere 22lr
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Old July 31, 2011, 11:19 AM   #11
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I usually hunt coyotes with a 357 magnum. I have killed them with 17HMR as well.
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Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 25 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple
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Old August 11, 2011, 08:47 PM   #12
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I know this crazy old guy who works at a local range. My past conversations/experiences with him have given me cause to believe him when he speaks. He is quite fond of his Noinco SKS (7.62x39) and tells me he can hit the yotes (with open sites) at 200-300 yards with ease.
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