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Old January 30, 2007, 06:21 PM   #26
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the 308 win is fine and you could use the accelerator ammo which almost will duplicate the 22-250
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Old January 30, 2007, 06:35 PM   #27
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my .357 levergun is accurate out to 120-150yds with 125gr.. beyond that I would use 243(necked-down 308)flatter shooting. if not handloading then I would go with mil-surplus 308 just for cost
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Old January 30, 2007, 09:51 PM   #28
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Re: BIGR

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I use to use a 30.06 on groundhogs until I got the 22.250. The 06. was a little bit overkill with 150 gr. bullets and would blow them up big time.
Imagine that...
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Old February 11, 2007, 02:52 AM   #29
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I used my .338 Win Mag, but I really hate yotes. lol
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Old December 30, 2012, 10:54 AM   #30
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I shot a coyote at about 70 yards. Maybe a little closer but I shot it while deer hunting. A doe came out of the woods into the pasture jogging pretty fast so I thought a buck may be chasing her. I waited about 5 more minutes and here comes out a coyote. But anyways, I had 150 grain ballistic tips loaded in my gun and it will do damage. It blew a 4 to 5 inch hole out the other side.
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Old December 30, 2012, 11:17 AM   #31
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Since the coyote hunts are just an occasional thing, I don't see much point in worrying about using other than a good-grouping deer load. The typical 150-grain, zeroed at 200 yards.

For regular hunts, yeah, I'd work up a 110-grain load that provided tight groups. No big deal for a reloader.
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Old December 30, 2012, 04:15 PM   #32
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I'm sure the critters will die.
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Old December 31, 2012, 01:29 AM   #33
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Anyone else notice that this thread is 6 years old.
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Old December 31, 2012, 09:54 AM   #34
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No, those resurrected threads get me all of the time lol.
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Old January 2, 2013, 10:20 PM   #35
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If you want to save pelts, just use a bullet that will not expand.
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Old January 2, 2013, 10:53 PM   #36
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The .308 is just fine, and can be used on deer, elk, black bear, as well. Ammo is readily available, not so for some of the other calibers mentioned above. It's also a military cartridge, might consider getting used to shooting it, won't hurt you at all when on active duty later on.
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Old January 3, 2013, 09:50 AM   #37
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yote killer

The 308 takes them out just fine. I prefer the 22-250 with 55gr. spire boolets being pushed by 38gr. H380. Works amazing at 400yds. Very little hide damage as long as they are hit in the neck. In the chest.....well it gets messy, but dead is dead.
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Old January 3, 2013, 11:10 AM   #38
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Where are you getting 50$ for a good pelt? I can't give the damn things away.
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Old January 3, 2013, 11:31 AM   #39
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I'll be one of the few to say it...... look elsewhere. Yes the .308 will kill coyotes and you can even manage the damage to the hide by using "deer" bullets instead of light varmint bullets. But when hunting coyotes in semi populated areas I try very very hard to limit my ricochet factor as much as possible. Hard to do with the .308. Top that off with a bunch of better/equal cartridges for LR and target shooting and the .308 becomes a dud. Frankly precision target shooting with a little coyote hunting thrown in means a fast twist .223 or .243. Save the .308 for big game hunters for it offers nothing for you over the 2 I mentioned.
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Old January 3, 2013, 11:37 AM   #40
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6yr old thread, but

All good points above, but a 223 will do all that you want and is cheaper to shoot, since you are a starving college student. You may even be able to sell what you shoot so that you can shoot some more.
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Old January 5, 2013, 11:51 PM   #41
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Use what u have young man,Hope u shoot a mess of them.I use what ever I have at the time,22mag through 300mag. Just shootum.
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Old January 6, 2013, 12:08 PM   #42
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+ 1 for Big P_
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Old January 14, 2013, 08:25 PM   #43
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I shoot em all the time with a 308....go for it....
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Old January 16, 2013, 02:18 AM   #44
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Old January 16, 2013, 09:44 AM   #45
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No .308 bullet I know of will "blow the whole back half off" a yote.
I dunno, I bet a 110gr V-max is pretty messy on a coyote.
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Old January 16, 2013, 10:05 AM   #46
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I dunno, I bet a 110gr V-max is pretty messy on a coyote.
Yep, sure is.


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Old January 16, 2013, 11:29 AM   #47
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Since most anything will kill a coyote, a target-shooter oughta focus on his requirements for a target rifle. The rifle forums are a good place to discuss the needs.
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