anyone have a winchester coyote wsm?


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jeffsig220
May 23, 2003, 09:33 AM
i'm thinking of the winchester coyote in a wsm caliber. not sure wich one yet. i'll be hunting deer sized game at long ranges sometimes. i held one last evening in a 7mm wsm. they're a little chunky. 9 lbs. to be exact. does anyone feel this is too heavy to lug around all day? i'll mostly be still hunting/sitting with it. stoney point shooting sticks will also aid in my shooting. any info would be helpful. thanks! jeff

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cratz2
May 25, 2003, 04:55 AM
I like the weight of the Coyote. I consider a sporter weight rifle with a 24" barrel and a wood stock to be about 7.5 - 8 lbs without scope. And I consider a heavy barrel rifle to be at about 10.5 lbs without scope. The Coyote is 9 lbs. Definately right about in between. It seems pretty heavy to just hold in the store, and I admit I've never carried one up a mountain or even walked much further than about 1.5 miles with one, but compared to my 13 lb (with scope) Winchester Varmint .308, the Coyote is quite a bit lighter.

Plus that extra weight will go quite a ways in taming the magnum recoil a bit. My heavy barrel 7mm Rem Mag was a pussy cat to shoot. My wife shot it just fine. I doubt she would have enjoyed it as much if it only weighed 8lbs with scope. ;)

Smoke
May 25, 2003, 10:09 AM
I don't have one in a Magnum round; but I have one in .243 that I love. I wouldn't hesitate getting one in a larger cal. It would have to be better than that light weight .300WinMag I bought. can you say "Ouch"?

jeffsig220
May 27, 2003, 07:58 AM
i think that i am realy sold on the coyote rifle. still not sure what wsm cartrige to get it in though. i'm waiting to get the money from the 300 win mag (freekin howitzer) i sold a buddy of mine. as soon as he takes delivery,i'll be at the gun shop with duckets in hand. thanks guys! jeff

Art Eatman
May 27, 2003, 08:46 AM
The last half-dozen years have seen a bunch of slow-down in my cross-country walking around, but I've toted my 9.5 pound '06 for beaucoup 5- to 12-mile hunts. By sundown, I think my right shoulder is about two inches lower than my left...

But if you're in halfway decent shape, and not doing a lot of walking at elevations a mile above your home territory, a nine-pound rifle is no big deal. Millions of GIs toted Garands for lots of miles in a day.

What hits a lot of folks is living at 2000' or below, and then trying to walk and hunt at 8,000' and above. There ain't any air in the air, up there! :D That's when you quit thinkin' about recoil, and pray, "Lord, make this POS LIGHTER!!!"

:), Art

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