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Old February 2, 2013, 11:48 PM   #26
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By some strange miracle, I manage to pull it off with a mini14. The "coyote gun" has evolved into a hot rod expensive piece that may not be necessary.
The custom coyote guns certainly can't hurt anything. Fact of the matter is, there kill zone is quite large with varmint style bullets; anywhere between any two of the four legs will put them down.
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Old February 3, 2013, 10:10 AM   #27
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Ruger American in .270.
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Old February 3, 2013, 10:38 AM   #28
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My favorite coyote/antelope rifle is a 25-05. Flat shooting (pretty much cross hair shooting out to 300 yds). Plenty of energy down range to drop them quickly. And easy on the sholder.
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Old February 4, 2013, 08:07 AM   #29
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On larger eastern yotes, I like my .243 Win because it shoots almost as flat as my .270 Win, but shorter and lighter. I've shot them at ranges from 40 yards to 250 and the 6mm is a killing machine, using mostly 75-90 grain bullets.
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Old February 4, 2013, 08:57 AM   #30
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If you have a 243, you have the perfect gun.
Plenty big enough for all deer and small enough to be great for coyotes.
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:49 AM   #31
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I really like my Savage 10 Predator .243 for yotes and pigs but I normally see more yotes during deer season than not. I use whatever is at hand to take them out.
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Old February 4, 2013, 01:27 PM   #32
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best rifle

savage 110 in 30-06
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Old February 5, 2013, 04:25 PM   #33
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It sounds to me that you just wanna like the scout rifle..... Well, if weight isn't an issue, they make AR-10s with 20 round mags as well!
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Old February 13, 2013, 12:10 PM   #34
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Thompson/Center dimension in a .204 ruger or 22-250 rem. you can change barrels and use .204 ruger, 22-250 rem, and .223 with the same bolt.

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Old February 15, 2013, 07:01 AM   #35
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My daughter bought a used (like new) Savage 111 "flat top" for $250.00 in 25-06, I pillar bedded the synthetic stock and camo painted it, put a Luepold one-piece base and extention ring set on it, and mounted a Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5-20x50 on it.
Took it to range last sunday, and with two factory 117 grain Hornady shells I sighted it in at fifty, then took a target out to 100 yds and shot some test loads, the very first test loads were 5 rnds of 85 grain Ballistic tips with 4831 powder, you can cover the group with a nickle, ( if I could figure out how to get my pics to load, I'd post em) Id say it'll do nicely for coyotes.!
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Old February 16, 2013, 02:22 PM   #36
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will a 22 long rifle kill a coyote at 100 yards? Will it kill a coyote no matter how far out if you manage to hit it in the right approximate spot?
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Old February 16, 2013, 05:30 PM   #37
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will a 22 long rifle kill a coyote at 100 yards? Will it kill a coyote no matter how far out if you manage to hit it in the right approximate spot?
Sure a .22lr will kill a coyote at 100 yards. It may die an hour later, maybe a day, maybe a week, maybe not at all unless you hit just the right spot. Something that you, me and 99.999% of shooters and .22lr guns aren't capable of in the field.

If you're doing it for pest control all is good. If you actually want to claim your prize then give it up and get the right tool for the job.

That means centerfire cartridges 6mm/.243 or under.
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Old February 16, 2013, 05:40 PM   #38
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I sit in a Deer house on top of a hill and the house is 12 feet in the air.Visability is about 2 miles all directions. That being said,when i go i take the 223 and the 6MMBR. Most rifles will work just fine,223,243,308 ect ect. All depends on the range you are going to be shooting
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Old February 17, 2013, 01:32 AM   #39
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Mosin nagant.
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Old February 17, 2013, 07:37 AM   #40
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One of my AR's is my coyote gun. All of my bolt rifles are .30 cal or larger. I considered buying a bolt rifle in 223 or 22-250, but already had an AR. Put a good scope on it and it shoots just as accurately as my bolt rifles. I could see the advantage of a few quick repeat shots. After using it a while I agree. A properly set up AR is about the perfect coyote rifle.
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:13 AM   #41
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I agree with ya jmr40...a good AR is hard to beat for yotes....
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:22 AM   #42
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Yup, I'd agree with Keg
The AR with a scope is about as good as you can get.
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Old February 17, 2013, 10:38 AM   #43
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Yes sir it's hard to beat an AR sporting rifle for quick repeat shots on mutiple yotes.
I love mine and use it quite often.

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Old February 17, 2013, 01:11 PM   #44
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All guns are good for coyotes!

I agree. I've shot 'yotes with everything from a .22lr to a 30-06. Many of them have fallen to the 12 ga. during spring turkey season. 'Yotes are not hard to kill.....just hard to hit on the run. One reason light recoiling auto-loaders with hi-cap mags are so popular. In Wisconsin farmland, especially over frozen fields, I like using my .17HMR, as misses tend to fragment the bullet and the reduced range as compared to a higher powered centerfire, means less chance of a ricochet endin' up somewhere I don't want it too.
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Old February 17, 2013, 03:41 PM   #45
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'Yotes are not hard to kill.....just hard to hit on the run. One reason light recoiling auto-loaders with hi-cap mags are so popular.
Coyotes are tough, not that hard to hit if the shooter has anything even remotely resembling talent and I've only known one hunter to use a hi-cap while hunting........ He was an idiot in anybody's book.
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Old February 17, 2013, 04:40 PM   #46
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Coyotes are tough, not that hard to hit if the shooter has anything even remotely resembling talent and I've only known one hunter to use a hi-cap while hunting........ He was an idiot in anybody's book.
I would agree with coyotes being tough..but..on the run..they can skin it....I know no one that hunts with an AR and a 5 rd mag.....
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Old February 17, 2013, 04:57 PM   #47
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Old February 17, 2013, 04:59 PM   #48
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I've had very good luck with my plain 12 gauge pump shotgun shooting 00 buckshot. The choke tube that I use is M.A.D. Super Max Waterfowl choke.
Great kill patterns all the way out to 60 yards.

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Old February 17, 2013, 05:07 PM   #49
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Yes Jack..12 gauge is a good coyote buster..when they come in close....Heck..that is the choke I use for waterfowl....
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Old February 18, 2013, 06:55 PM   #50
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If you call them or have a wounded decoy you can shoot them at ~100yds.
If you hunt them at night with a call and a bright light system they might come all the way to your truck. I say shoot them with whatever is handy--I've killed them with .22LR but that was what I had at the time and wasn't looking for coyotes when he showed up. I would say overall probably a 223/5.56 with a scope will work just fine.
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