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Old June 30, 2020, 08:28 PM   #26
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Before they banned hunting lion with dogs here a friend ran a guide service, they shot most of them with either a 22 magnum rifle or pistol, one of the easiest "big game" animals there is to kill, they average 150lbs before being skinned, carcass weight is about 130. Any centerfire will be more than adequate as far as killing power.
With dogs is a game changer. The dogs keep you safe.
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Old June 30, 2020, 11:47 PM   #27
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I know I should voice my opinion on rifle/caliber topic as asked too.. But,~~I think its more important to advise: Buy a better than average pre-recorded Varmint Caller first thing.
Just about any long distance cartridge will get the job done. 223 22-250 270 all are purposeful fast flat shooters.


As for me at this time & date. My rifle of choice Rem model 7 223 having a old bushnell Tophy scope (japan made.) I have no allusions about killing more than one yote at a time as I seldom see two yotes hunting together or coming into shooting distance. If I were starting out? Remington sendero model 700 cal_1/4 bore ~ FOXPRO FoxJack 3 Predator motion decoy will forever garner a successful hunt. If there are yotes around?
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Old July 1, 2020, 12:22 AM   #28
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Wyoming coyote hunt. Gets interesting at 8 minutes into video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g0-XXJ76S4

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Old July 6, 2020, 05:13 PM   #29
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Double K,

Colorado allows dogs for lion hunt. Limit 8 dogs per pack.

https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Ru...untainLion.pdf
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Old July 6, 2020, 05:17 PM   #30
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That's surprising, when did they change it back?
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Old July 7, 2020, 11:41 AM   #31
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I didn't know that it was change same as someone using rim fire. Far as I know it's always been center fire rifle/pistol?
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Old July 7, 2020, 01:54 PM   #32
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I would tend to buy this: (not mine)https://www.gunbroker.com/item/873088498
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I dare say I'll be sitting alone by the fire in this camp, but I would use a .223 Wylde AR for everything you've described as long as it met legal minimums.

I have a built AR that has a 20" barrel with a 1 in 8" twist that puts 60 grain Nosler ballistic tips inside 1" at 100 yards, and Partitions only slightly wider. If VA allowed .223 for deer, I wouldn't really need another gun.
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The deer must be quite a bit smaller in VA than out here in the west, no one would consider the 223 for deer hunting here even if it was legal, well anyone that's ever shot many.
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The deer must be quite a bit smaller in VA than out here in the west, no one would consider the 223 for deer hunting here even if it was legal, well anyone that's ever shot many.
That's a valid point. But I didn't think (and I could be wrong given my lack of experience) pronghorn were as big as mule/whitetail. The OP did not mention deer.

Around here a monster whitetail would be in the 200 lb category. Inside 400 yds (the max distance possible to shoot where I usually hunt) I would trust a well placed Partition. They do quite well on big Georgia hogs. I'm not saying it's optimal for big dear. But I would personally still use those in the AR before buying something bigger for the game listed.
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