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Old July 3, 2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Best Coyote Round For Under 100 Yards?

The title says it all, but to paint a better picture: about 100 yards away from my uncle's back porch is a large pond that runs about 100 yards in length. This stretch of ground between the house and the pond is very popular with the local coyotes. I couldn't take a shot, but I had one get about 10 feet away from me one day (can you say pucker up ). Mostly they're about 70 yards away when I see them.

A scoped rifle doesn't seem practical (?) at this distance, but then again neither does a handgun.... I'm open to all suggestions, thanks in advance.
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Old July 3, 2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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22 mag bolt action with a scope. It will take coyotes cleanly out to 75-100 yds easily, and any you hit beyond that distance will die pretty quick anyway. But if the coyotes are not bothering anything or anyone, why not leave them alone until winter, when their pelts will be worth some money?
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Old July 3, 2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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I'd love to hit that with my CZ 527CSR.



7.62x39mm, adjustable sights, occasionally does OK at 100 yards.


Actually, any decent iron sighted OR red dot equipped rifle would work well - check to see if electronic sights are illegal to use in your area while hunting/controlling varmints. An SKS would probably be about perfect - you said you couldn't take the shot, is the backstop not safe? In that case perhaps a cross bow?
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Old July 3, 2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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22-250 with 50 grain V_max bullets.
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Old July 3, 2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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Under 100 yards? 17HMR.
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Old July 3, 2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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Scorch, just want to figure out a "go-to" rifle for when the need arises. We're starting to see them almost daily and I wouldn't mind thinning out the herd a little bit.
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Old July 3, 2013, 10:26 PM   #7
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.270WIN, 110gr V-max, 47gr IMR4064, WLR primer ......
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Old July 4, 2013, 05:49 AM   #8
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Either a .17 or .22 hornet sounds just right.

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Old July 4, 2013, 05:59 AM   #9
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I am with scorch on the caliber being .22wmr. But I would use a semi with scope for faster follow up shot if need be.
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Old July 4, 2013, 06:59 AM   #10
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The 22mag is agreat round and I have killed many ground hogs, Nutria, and fox with it. But for the Coyotes I would not limit myself to the 22mag. I would get a 22-250 or a 243 which will put them down fast where in my opinion the 22mag hit will wound them allowing them to run off and suffer. The 22-250 or 243 will also allow you to take longer shots if needed. A 223 would work also with the right load such as the Hornay 55gr V-max
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Old July 4, 2013, 07:26 AM   #11
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I would go with an AR carbine, 16 inch barrel, in 223 caliber set-up with a 1x4 power scope.
The 223 will easily do the job and the AR will give you quick follow up shots.
I use Winchester 45 gr JHP ammo in mine.

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Old July 4, 2013, 07:28 AM   #12
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Either a .17 or .22 hornet sounds just right.
I agree.
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Old July 4, 2013, 07:59 AM   #13
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30-30 drt......
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Old July 4, 2013, 05:39 PM   #14
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Thank you all for your replies.....it has helped greatly.

To answer two questions above: I couldn't take the shot that one day because the yote was standing in between me and a stone bench...didn't want to risk it. And beyond the pond is about 70 acres of pasture and trees.
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Old July 4, 2013, 06:15 PM   #15
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Another 22 Hornet here, I use 40gn V-max. Good to 200 yards easy.
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Old July 4, 2013, 06:29 PM   #16
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Having a similar experience and environment, I'd have to go with a CZ Lux in 22 Mag. Superb open sights dead nuts on an animal of your size and at your range. I fired a 50 grain Federal 22Mag at 60 yards and realized I was done sighting in with that single shot.
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Old July 4, 2013, 06:55 PM   #17
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.22 Mag is what I'd go with too...
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Old July 4, 2013, 07:10 PM   #18
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For this purpose I usually use a 22 Hornet. Mine happens to be a Ruger 77/22.

I do like my DPMS Sweet 16 in .223/5.56 I just purchased. Look in to this gun, it's AR platform but it sure is sweet.
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Old July 4, 2013, 07:23 PM   #19
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4 buckshot or Dead Coyote 12 gauge rounds from Hevishot
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Old July 4, 2013, 07:45 PM   #20
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wait untill winter to shoot a yote, never. when they are seen they are killed. they kill young turkey,s,fawns along with other small game not to mention household pets. i use a light weight rem .223 and have taken yotes out to 300yds with out a problem with 50gr nosler BT,s at 3200fps. eastbank.
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Old July 4, 2013, 08:15 PM   #21
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Tommy, Use whatever you have. You didn't say what is available to you.
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Old July 4, 2013, 09:00 PM   #22
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Domino: pistols and a .300 WSM at the moment.
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Old July 4, 2013, 10:29 PM   #23
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Do you want something solely for this purpose?

I'd go for a 223 and a 2-7 or 3-9 scope, but if you would like a rifle that would have a wider range of uses then it would change what would be best.

Anywhere from a 22mag to a 243 or larger would do this intended task.
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Old July 4, 2013, 11:50 PM   #24
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My vote would be .223. If you don't already have one, there's your excuse. They are a fun, and cheaper round to shoot. If you reload, even better.
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Old July 5, 2013, 06:56 AM   #25
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I have a Weatherby Mark 5 Predator Master and with Hornady V-Max 55gr it's a deadly and accurate combo but if the winds blowing and the shot is over 150yds I reach for the Sako 22-250 SS Varmint shooting 55gr Hornady V-Max. With all that pasture it sounds like you will have the oportunity to take some long shots so the 22-250 or the 243 would be better IMO.
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