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Old October 18, 2005, 03:42 PM   #51
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But for coyotes, there is no such thing as overkill.
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Especially true if hide preservation is not important as I suspect it is not in this case.
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Overkill does not exist for an animal you dont intend to eat or skin, so don't be afraid to blow them to pieces.
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Old October 18, 2005, 04:42 PM   #52
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I use a 25-06 with 100 gr Ballistic Tips at 3300 fps. I shot one at an honest 500 yards and he didn't move another inch. Of course, there wasn't much left of the hide either.

I've got a newly built .270 Ackley Improved that I would really like to try out next.

For shots under 200 yards, though, my Mini-14 dispatches them quite nicely.
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Old October 18, 2005, 11:49 PM   #53
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if you want to get really nasty go wit the .243 with a 55 grn winchester silver ballistic tip shot coytoes every week wit this one and it gets down right nasty but the .17 hmr witt also do the trick
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Old October 19, 2005, 11:12 PM   #54
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Not sure that I trust a rimfire to do the job. It's be better to be sure, and hit with something with a little more energy.

Like someone said above, the buzzards won't care if its a mess.

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Old October 20, 2005, 02:11 PM   #55
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Has anybody ever heard of coyote predation on a healthy, adult human?
Nope, and I've lived around 'em all my life. A rabies crazed skunk is a lot more dangerous to people, but rabies crazed skunks don't tend to eat sheep.
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Old October 31, 2005, 08:05 AM   #56
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17 is not to small

The 17 is a sreamer.But there're cheaper guns out there.Any rifle that gets out there.22LR will kill it in time.If you want it to at least drop for ya, .17,222,223,or anything bigger,Go git'em.I have dropped one with a 12ga. 1 once rifled slug.
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