The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 11, 2012, 02:04 PM   #1
johnwilliamson062
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 16, 2008
Posts: 6,827
Contender for coyotes

In this Encore adventure I have embarked on, I keep thinking about selling the Encore and buying a Contender. It seems a functioning 460 SW barrel is unattainable at less than $375, so I probably will go with 445 Super/Ultra mag. That is contender compatible. The other consideration for this switch barrel platform is Coyote. I was previously looking at 22-250, which is not safe in a contender, but I am open to other rounds. 223 is possible and a reasonable round, but I already own a 223 rifle and would really like something with a bit more zip. 223 AI is possible along with 204 Ruger. 223 AI doesn't seem worth it over a 223. 204 Ruger is pushing the low end for coyotes.

I can't get a 445 mag pistol or a 460 pistol any cheaper than I can add them to my Encore set-up, but I can get a NICE Savage rifle for the same price or less, so maybe I should just settle the switch barrel to the pistol rounds.

The contender frame and accessories are just a little bit cheaper, more available, and most importantly a little smaller/lighter which would be nice for a pistol hunting rig.

Anyways, MGM has a list of calibers. Any of these stand out as something better than the 223AI
http://www.matchgrademachine.com/chamberings_public.php
__________________
$0 of an NRA membership goes to legislative action or court battles. Not a dime. Only money contributed to the NRA-ILA or NRA-PVF. You could just donate to the Second Amendment Foundation
First Shotgun Thread First Rifle Thread First Pistol Thread

Last edited by johnwilliamson062; February 11, 2012 at 04:54 PM.
johnwilliamson062 is offline  
Old February 15, 2012, 03:04 PM   #2
johnwilliamson062
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 16, 2008
Posts: 6,827
Take it 223AI is the flattest shooting contender round that is also good for coyotes.
__________________
$0 of an NRA membership goes to legislative action or court battles. Not a dime. Only money contributed to the NRA-ILA or NRA-PVF. You could just donate to the Second Amendment Foundation
First Shotgun Thread First Rifle Thread First Pistol Thread
johnwilliamson062 is offline  
Old February 17, 2012, 11:35 PM   #3
ltc444
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 3, 2011
Location: Vernon AZ
Posts: 1,195
The 223 is good out of the contender.

If you reload the old 30 Herritt is excellent on Coyotes. I had one and screwed up when I traded it for a Remington XP in 223.
ltc444 is offline  
Old February 18, 2012, 06:14 PM   #4
huntinaz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 21, 2010
Location: az
Posts: 1,006
Are there any 6mm options available? That would be my pick. I think the 7-30 Waters would be a good choice too. Light bullets should shoot pretty flat and pack a good punch on them song dogs.
__________________
"Once you quit hearing sir and ma'am, the rest is soon to follow." - Cormack McCarthy
"Feed me, or feed me to something. I just want to be part of the food chain." -Al Bundy

Last edited by huntinaz; February 18, 2012 at 06:38 PM.
huntinaz is offline  
Old February 18, 2012, 06:25 PM   #5
Vt.birdhunter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 18, 2009
Posts: 541
If you just want more "umpf", go with the .30-30.

Wont shoot as flat as a .223 but more than enough power for coyote.
Come whitetail season you've got a real light weight Bambi burger maker.
__________________
Maintaining a constant state of cat-like readiness and a heightened state of suspicious alertness.
Vt.birdhunter is offline  
Old February 18, 2012, 10:06 PM   #6
BIG P
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 8, 2010
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 1,613
Being you already have a 223,I would try the 7-30 Waters love mine coyotes hate it.
BIG P is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07616 seconds with 9 queries