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Old February 23, 2007, 07:53 PM   #1
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Your coyote/varmint gun.

I got this one in a trade today. I really did not have anything for coyote. I have a trip to hunt them planned in a couple of weeks. I am told that this one will drive tacks. It is a DPMS, stainless, bull barrel. What do you think?

The red dot is one that I had laying around. I have a Harris 13-30 bipod down in the basement that I will dig out after the range session tomorrow. Best - Ted







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Old February 23, 2007, 08:38 PM   #2
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I think you made a really stupid chioce. Too light a caliber for coyote. Way too light.
In order to do you a favor, I have a Marlin in 30-30 I will swap you even for. Much better gun for coyotes.
Hey, have a ball. I've shot them with a .22WMR with no problem.
Paint the gun white in case you run across Zumbo. Hunting with a black gun is really, really bad.
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Old February 23, 2007, 08:41 PM   #3
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YD,
You really had my chain pulled for a second. I read the first line of your post as I was clicking on the link. What a hoot! Best - Ted
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Old February 23, 2007, 08:58 PM   #4
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This is mine, haven't got a chance to shoot yet

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Old February 23, 2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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Best gun for coyotes

Here in Pennsylvania we can use # 4 buckshot for all predators. # 4 buckshot does a fine job on all predators.

I like to use the 17 Rem Center Fire since it does not blow up the fur.
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Old February 24, 2007, 10:36 AM   #6
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Nice weapons. Hey Hoytinak how did you get that to balance like that? Ooh, and why is there carpet on the wall?

Just a question on the red dot. How do you shoot distance with the red dot? Do you have to compensate for drop, or is there adjustment on the sight?
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Old February 24, 2007, 12:16 PM   #7
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OK, I was able to get this scope loose from a set of super stuck rings last night. I drilled out the screws with a unibit. Worked fine. Is this better?



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Old February 24, 2007, 06:35 PM   #8
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Old February 24, 2007, 09:36 PM   #9
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I didn't know you could HUNT with an AR


Isn't that an EBR?



Nice rifle, have fun!!!

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Old February 24, 2007, 09:59 PM   #10
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Would anyone here believe that I was getting 3/4 and 1 inch groups at 100 yards today? Add to that, the scope is below average. It blurred when turned above 7x. I have a nice BSA Sweet 223 ordered for it. It should be in this week. Best - Ted

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Old February 25, 2007, 02:32 AM   #11
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This would be my coyote rifle if I went coyote hunting. Bull barrel Double Star AR15 with 8.5-25 Meuller scope.


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Old February 25, 2007, 09:08 AM   #12
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This is mine. It's a Rem 700 PSS in 223 with a Leuopold Mrk 4

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Old February 25, 2007, 04:28 PM   #13
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[I didn't know you could HUNT with an AR


Isn't that an EBR?
No, Mike, it's a HDR (Homeland Defense Rifle)

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Old February 25, 2007, 05:46 PM   #14
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Gas guns have no soul.

Make mine a bolt action everytime!

Your mileage may vary.

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Old February 25, 2007, 10:55 PM   #15
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Here is mine.
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Old February 25, 2007, 11:12 PM   #16
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Picture thing still not working for me, but...

Browning Model 1885 Highwall in .22-250 with a Bushnell 5X20X40 Scope. My best shot so far? A ground squirrel at 320 yards. I hand load 52gr Sierra Match Grade HPBT bullets with 38.5 grains of IMR 4350 powder.
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Old February 26, 2007, 01:10 PM   #17
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Would anyone here believe that I was getting 3/4 and 1 inch groups at 100 yards today?
Yes I would believe that...I would also be turning a lovely shade of envy green and going coyote hunting with a bolt action instead of an AR...blasted gun laws up here drive me halfways crazy.
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Old February 28, 2007, 10:14 PM   #18
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I took mine out yesterday with the Sweet 223. 1" and .75" groups as well.

27.4 grains Varget pushing a 55 grain Nosler BT did the best.
26.5 was about an inch.

Congratulations, you made a very wise choice (ie, the same choice I made )

Do you have a factory trigger? I still have a crappy military trigger that I stoned up, but it is still pretty stout.

For a cheapie scope, that BSA is pretty nice. I can read the numbers on the target, spot bullet holes and see the grid lines on the paper at 100y.

ETA: this is the one that I have. http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=225586
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Old March 1, 2007, 12:06 PM   #19
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My varmint rig.
It's a great budget shooter with WC844 and a 55gr Remington PSP.
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Old March 1, 2007, 04:13 PM   #20
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Old March 1, 2007, 05:04 PM   #21
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it's a HDR (Homeland Defense Rifle)
I don't own a AR but am 100% in favor of anyone that wants to.
I bought a Norinco MAC 90 in 94 when I thought they were about done. Little did I realize I was purchasing a HDR. Thanks for the idea.

I tell ya that saying is terrific a "Home Land Defense Rifle"
NO more "assault" from me I am going to try and not use guns in that context at all anymore. It's HDR or Varmint rifle from now on.
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Old March 1, 2007, 05:35 PM   #22
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Here in Pennsylvania we can use # 4 buckshot for all predators. # 4 buckshot does a fine job on all predators.
Pretty much the same thing here in Ohio. Hunting with a rifle (other than a .22) is limited, and the shooting range is usually fairly short, so a 12-gauge with #4-buck would be my first choice as well. The Ithaca SxS double would work well, and doubles (pun intended) as a decent HD firearm.
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Old March 2, 2007, 11:02 AM   #23
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Mine.

Couldn't get it to shoot worth a flip last night. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old March 2, 2007, 11:54 AM   #24
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Sweet. That should work quite nicely.

Tangent: Why do people hang coyotes from fences? ...the other day down near my hunting land, some ol boy had hung 5 yotes on a barbed wire fence right up by the roadway. Just showing off his hunting prowess, or is this supposed to keep other yotes away?
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Old March 2, 2007, 01:21 PM   #25
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Some folks in this part of the country seem to think it keeps coyotes away. Old wives tail IMO.

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