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which way to go for all around coyote/deer rifle

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Diesel Smoke, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. flashmax

    flashmax Well-Known Member

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    The wilds of South-East New Mexico. Near White Sands Missile Range but still on the physical territory of Fort Blister Texas.

    Don T
     
  2. 616gregg

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    I shoot 25-06 Tikka Lite Nosler 120gr partitions for UP Mi and Nothern Minn deer . 75gr Hornady for Yutes great set-up.
     
  3. Waclayshooter

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    I like the 25-06 but everything I've read and also witnessed makes me lean towards the 6.5 Creedmoor. The stainless Ruger m-77, Remington 700 6.5 and last but not least the Bergara B-14 HMR!!! I really like the Bergara but it does weigh 9 lbs. Everything about this rifle is adjustable and it's a good looking gun. With a bipod and good scope, it will reach out to well over 800 yards with practice..
     
  4. Seft02

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    .243 55 grain for coyote and 100 for deer
     
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    I have been shooting a 6.5 Grendel in the AR platform and have been really impressed with the ballistics and accuracy of this caliber. Great for a varmint/deer combo
     
  6. Diesel Smoke

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    Talk about Resurrection of a dead post lol. I ended up with a varmint barreled Savage 11 in .308, with an accutrigger. Still developing loads for it, but have already gotten sub 1" results with hand loads.

    Smokey
     
  7. SAA45

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    Surprised no one mentioned the Winchester 264 Mag.
     
  8. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    You'd have to make a small change in the 264 case or ogive of the bullet and then call it Some thing new like the "264 NT3, Grendel, or Creedmore" so everyone thought it was something new and innovative....then it would take off!
     
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  9. Diesel Smoke

    Diesel Smoke Active Member

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    I've been looking at building a 284 win or a 280 AI for my next one.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Active Member

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    Tikka, .222 Over 12gauge Under. Good for MI ‘Yotes
     
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  11. wingmaster78

    wingmaster78 Well-Known Member Verified Youth Coach/Director

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    My boy just picked up a Savage Axis with the Accu trigger in .30-06. Package gun with a cheap Weaver 3x9 at Academy Sports for $249.99.
    On sale for $299.99 with $50 rebate.

    We swapped the scope out with a 3x9 Leupold we already had.
    Tack driver loaded with Winchester Balistic Silvertips at 150 grain for deer. Sighted her in 2" high at 100 yards. Pretty much hold dead- on out to 300 with no problem. Will go smaller and less devastating for coyotes.
     
  12. xttrapshooter

    xttrapshooter Well-Known Member

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    Tikka makes a great rifle, but good luck finding 222 ammo at the store.
     
  13. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Well-Known Member

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    Coyotes hands down 6mm Rem is my Favorite with Sierra 85gr HPBT handload.
    Deer hunting it will do for 99% of all the shots you will be presented with.
    I hunt Antelope, Mule Deer & Whitetail Deer and never taken one I could not of with my 6mm Rem.
    My Son I bought him a 25-06 Rem. Why the Remington 700 CDL was not offered in 6mm Rem.
    It also is a Great Dual purpose round.
     
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  14. Rgksr

    Rgksr Active Member

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    The last coyote I shot was with my Wally Hart built Model 70 in 30-338. Glad I wasn’t’t hunting for pelts. The entire opposite side was missing. He was chasing a few does and made the mistake of dipping down the ridge, giving me a shot with a backstop.

    I agree with the 25-06 as a great caliber, as is the 257 Weatherby. I’ve used both for deer with good results

    If I were to buy a new rifle it would be a Savage with the Accu-trigger. Great shooters for the money.

    RGKSR
     
  15. 10Goal

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    Find a CRF mauser (Kimber or Montana Rifle Company come to mind). Don't be tempted with a $300 bargain scope - you get what you pay for. Stay away from the Burris rings with the MOA plastic inserts.

    A successful 400 yard shot on a yote (or even a whitetail) with factory ammo is not a very sure bet, so rig up to accurately reload.

    Go for the 300 Win Mag - you'll never complain about having too much gun.

    Be a big dog, or stay on the porch ;)

    JMHO
     
  16. Passport

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    The 6.5 Creed would be top of my short list, would be a perfect do all for game under 400 lbs IMO. The 1000 yard crowd loves it.

    Or even the 6mm Creed
     
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    I should add that my bud just bought a 6.5 Creed in a Ruger American Predator, 400.00 gun, and its just flat accurate, like 1/2 inch accurate with factory fodder....
     
  18. royal400

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    I like the 243. Factory ammo just about anywhere. My kids have shot elk, deer, coyotes and prairie dogs. I mostly use for prairie dogs.
     
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  19. Blownitup

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    Just because you see them that far doesn't mean to try to take them at that range. It takes a lot of time n practice to b successful making those long range shots. A 25-05 would be a really good choice that you are correct on but until u prove to yourself n confidently make shots repeatedly at those ranges don't attempt it. You'll only wound a lot of them and or educate them n make it worse on yourself.
     
  20. Mike

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    If you’re running them with dogs you’ll need a shotgun. I like my Tikka Combo 222 over 12ga.
     
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