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Which caliber for coyotes?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Orange Irish, Dec 19, 2008.

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  1. Orange Irish

    Orange Irish TS Member

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    Which caliber is best for coyotes? In my area most shots will be under 200 yards, if that makes a difference. Thanks for your input.

    Eddie
     
  2. CalvinMD

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    223 will cover that easy and cheaply
     
  3. halfmile

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    Preventing damage to the hide is usually desired by some hunters who sell them. .223 is usually sufficient unless you are consistently attempting shots beyond 300 yards.

    22-250 is great if you need more range. I agree with Calvin.

    bullet choice will be important here.

    HM
     
  4. Orange Irish

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    Calvin,
    Thanks for the quick response! Two minutes is quick. Was thinking about 22-250 or 25-06. I hadn't thought about something as common as .223.

    Eddie
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    Both of those mentioned are great choices ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

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    I use 22-250



    Gary Bryant
    Dr,longshot
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I use 22-250 on groundhogs,...with the 55gr TNT bullets at max velocity...the results at 300 and closer are very nasty...223 is not neary as destructive...happy hunting
     
  8. Bocephas

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    Ed,22-250 or my favorite 220 Swift.

    Close range as they said 223 and much less money.

    Bo
     
  9. jhoward

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    Another choice if you are looking to minimize pelt damage is the .204 Ruger.
     
  10. Hivoltfl

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    Bocephas hit the nail om the head IMOP

    Rick
     
  11. Chango2

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    Or...a little Remington Mohawk 600 if you can find one in .222. I shot a big 'yote in my backyard...and...shhh, this may be fiction, but he was in my backyard whre I live about three miles from downtown Los Angeles. LOL...but a true figment in my imagination or maybe not. Anyway, the .222 in a small gun is a great walking around gun and caliber and allegedly more accurate than the .223.
     
  12. Savage99Stan

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    I have tried several over the years. The 17 HMR is woefully inadequate. The 22WMR is probably o.k. to 100 yards if you can hit the head/heart but I think it is marginal. I use either a .222 Rem (Savage 24V) with 55gr spitzers and a 3" 20ga with #4 copper if they sneak up on me, a .223 Contender carbine or a 77 Ruger .243. The .243 blows a big hole out the far side so it isn't for pelt hunters. I like solids in the .223.
     
  13. dverna

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    Hard to beat a .223

    In the wind, a .243/6mm - especially if longer shots are needed.

    Don
     
  14. quicky

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    My favorite? A .17 Tactical. There is a;lso a .20 Tactical, both developed by Todd Kindler of the Woodchuck Den. Google Woodchuck Den and catch the small caliber fever! They're great shooters! Quicky
     
  15. trapshootin hippie

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    I use a .44 mag in the Smith 29 with a 2 power scope. Call em to within 50 yards, they are history. Gne J
     
  16. Hydra

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    To me any cal you have at hand that is zeroed in. Lately its been a 308.
     
  17. BL

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    I have taken many with the Swift. Longest 533 yards shortest 10 feet.

    Bullet is 52 grain Calhoon double hollowpoint. Seldom if ever exits very minnimal pelt damage.
     
  18. KS-OKIE

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    300 Win. mag with 165 gr Nosler Balistic Tips @ 2,850 fps works for me from the tree stand.Deer,Coyotes,Bobcats.The results are the same...KS-OKIE.
     
  19. austin fatts

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    .257 Weatherby mag with a good 6.5 x 20 scope on top of it.

    austin fatts
     
  20. StonewallRacing

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    You guys are getting WAY to technical.

    Anything that kills.... is good for a coyote!

    Any gun

    Any caliber

    anytime!

    SW
     
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