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Old January 31, 2011, 06:48 PM   #26
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Go with a 2-250 or a .243 700 or M-77 and call it good!
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Old January 31, 2011, 06:56 PM   #27
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A perfect reason to go with the 22-250. Do it. You know you want to...
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Old January 31, 2011, 08:10 PM   #28
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Unless you just want a new gun, my advice is going to be a little different.

I say use what you've got for a while. Learn what calling coyotes is all about. Learn their habits, how to set up your stands for success, and how to call and out-smart them.

Later, when you've learned all the above, you'll know what cartridge to get to best match your hunting style and technique(s). I've seen a lot of people go buy a "varmint" rifle that's way to heavy, with too long of a barrel for a good calling rifle. They get out there and have coyotes almost in their laps, and that heavy, long barreled rifle is like swinging a full-length stick of rebar around in tight cover.

Seriously, learn what works, and learn what doesn't before you decide what will best work for you.

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Old February 4, 2011, 02:51 AM   #29
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Only problem I see with your list is the fact there isn't as Savage. Fill two niches at once.
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Old February 6, 2011, 05:45 PM   #30
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The 22-250 falls in between the 223 and the 243. It does shoot a little flatter than either. It is a great varmit cartridge for game up to and including coyote. My suggestion is to go to the range and find someone who has one and fire a few shots to determine if you want to own one.

From the rifles that you list that you own, you are pretty well covered for everything with maybe the exception of moose and bear, and there a few of those out there that would argue that.
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Old February 7, 2011, 12:42 AM   #31
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planning on buying a new bushmaster ORC, and using it mostly for paper, and for the local coyote as well as rat plinking and possibly some short range deer hunts. (here in nw GA my dog is bigger than most deer :-) was wondering a couple things about coyote hunting, because when i was a kid and hunted with my dad he called and 2-3 of us shot em up with 12ga shotguns.... those scrappy little puppies were all over and dumb as a brick. now with the new age of electronic calls, is it worth investing in a good mouth call set, and if so which do you reccomend? and also, anyone know if GA has a bounty on coyote pelts? and what they would be worth?
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