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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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