What are you using for Coyotes?


February 28, 2009, 04:49 PM
What are the Coyote hunters here using for their calling rifle?


Caliber and bullet

Barrel Length

Action type

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February 28, 2009, 04:57 PM
primary: 700 lvsf, 7-08, 22", bolt
secondary: 700 bdl, 22-250, 24", bolt

February 28, 2009, 05:13 PM
12 ga. w/ 00 Buck

February 28, 2009, 05:16 PM
AR15, 24" match grade barrel, 1-10 twist, 6X24 scope, 52 grain bullet.

February 28, 2009, 05:50 PM
depends, when hunting, long range:
savage M112bv bolt action .22-250, 26" bull bbl with 12x leupold scope-

mid range:
savage M10FXP bolt action .243 win, 22" sporter weight bbl with 6x leupold scope-

short range:
mossberg 500 12ga 24" bbl with rifle sights, 00buck

pissed off because there in my yard/woods:
bear element bow, 65lb pull weight with carbon arrows and 100gr NAP spitfire broadheads.

February 28, 2009, 05:54 PM
Anything handy. Last was a Mosin Nagant sniper at 440 yards on the run. Tumbled him end for teacup.

February 28, 2009, 06:05 PM
now thats a tough shot. 440 yards on the run. watching them role like a empty 50gallon drum in a wind storm. thats what its all a bought when they see or wind ya.

February 28, 2009, 07:19 PM
Les Baer super varmint AR
.204 ruger
hornaday factory 32.grain
Leoupold 4.5x14 lr
26'' bbl
Its great when they won't come in close but to much gun and scope when they show up at 30 yds and you didn't see them comming. I am saving for an upper with a 20'' bbl and some sort of red dot sight or very low power scope.

Boba Fett
February 28, 2009, 07:31 PM
V6 Ford Taurus in the 65-70 MPH range. :D

I ran one over a few years back somewhere between Dallas and Texhoma. Seemed very effective and amazingly didn't damage the car.

Hungry Seagull
February 28, 2009, 07:33 PM
425 cat, I think I heard a yelp and felt a little bump took a rain storm to wash the blood of the wheels and clean the guts out from belowdecks.

Big Bill
February 28, 2009, 07:34 PM
.25-06 Ruger M77 Mark II with 3X9 Leupold.

100 gr Federal Fusion

26" barrel


February 28, 2009, 07:35 PM
How do you kill a coyote anyways. i've got them crawling all over in my woods. i've been shooting them with some of the walmart federal bulk pack ammo. they don't seem to want to die.

EDIT: it's a 12ga shotgun btw

February 28, 2009, 08:00 PM
.223 Bushmaster 16" Heavy barrel.
Mossberg 12 ga.

February 28, 2009, 08:13 PM
.223 Ruger mini-14

February 28, 2009, 08:15 PM
Tikka T3 laminated stainless 22" .243, inside of 200 yards I have a 3700 fps 55 gr. Sierra blitzking pushed by 44.5 gr. IMR 4895 and over 200 yards the load of choice is a 3400 fps 87 Vmax seated into the lands hard with 50.4 gr. N560 powder.

February 28, 2009, 08:32 PM
Interesting - scouts out ;

You should have ask who have...

Most have not...

February 28, 2009, 11:01 PM
Primary....Mossberg 835....4 buck...26" barrel

Secondary....Rem 700 bdl 22-250....Bolt

Occasionally, I use my buddy's Savage 24 .... 223 over 12

Ohio Gun Guy
February 28, 2009, 11:12 PM
A stick of ACME TNT.

Works everytime! :neener:

February 28, 2009, 11:13 PM
short range:
mossberg 500 12ga 24" bbl with rifle sights, 00buck

Oooo Whee... Just had to give you a shout-out for that one, Ken. My favorite close-range vermin rig!


February 28, 2009, 11:20 PM
Rifle--PTR 91

Caliber and bullet--308 147 fmj :)

Barrel Length--18"

Action type--roller block

jim in Anchorage
February 28, 2009, 11:32 PM
Piper PA 18,150 horse 320 lycoming, and a mini 14. Does good on wolves,too.

February 28, 2009, 11:59 PM
What are the Coyote hunters here using for their calling rifle?


Caliber and bullet

Barrel Length

Action type

Remington 700 / M4grey

30-06 180gr bullets / 75gr bt

24'' barrel / 16'' 1/7 twist

Bolt action. / Semi

and yeah that too....

A stick of ACME TNT.

Works everytime!


March 1, 2009, 12:01 AM
Win Model 70 .22-250 with a Bull barrel. bullet is the Remington V-max something or other, same thing I use for prairie dogs.

Unless I am hunting, then it is whatever I happen to be carrying at the time. Killed them with everything from 12 ga 7 1/2 lead shot (it was really really close) up to a .45-70.

March 1, 2009, 02:22 AM
Ken 22250. Looks like you have all the bases covered.

When in AZ, where the shots were longer, I used a Ruger #1 in 25.06 with a 24 " barrel, 3X9 Nikon scope and 100 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips.

In Kansas I used a Remington full stock Model 7 in .223 with a 20" barrel, 4X Bausch and Lomb compact and 55 gr Sierra's.

Never killed on with a shotgun, but I killing one bow hunting. He committed suicide by walking out in front of my 57 lb Black Widow PSX and took a cedar arrow with 125 gr magnus broad head.

All good fun; thanks for the ideas.

March 1, 2009, 02:28 AM
Steven's Model 200 bolt action in 300 Win Mag. I've loaded some 110 grain HP's that should be pushing around 3,400 fps.
I've never taken a coyote, but hope to in the next month or so. I figure those 110 grain loads will do the job on groundhogs too. :neener:

March 1, 2009, 07:50 AM
AR15 carbine, 52gr OTM Black Hills.


March 1, 2009, 08:56 AM
I HATE coyotes!!!
I understand the whole "circle of life" thing-- the Lion King taught me that. But I'll be damned if I have to listen to it happening when I go outside. Last spring, I had to listen to a coyote pack killing a young deer in the pine thicket that I have behind my house.

My coyote set-up:

DTI AR-15: 1:7 twist chrome-lined 16" barrel and M4 feedramps for heavier and longer bullets


Millet DMS-1 1-4x22 illuminated circle-dot.

(will be replaced with either of the following: )

Leupold Mark 4 1.5-5x22 illuminated SPR recticle
Nightforce 1-4x22 NDX
Meopta K-Dot 1-4x22

I like the Millet DMS-1, but it lacks more than I'd like in the light transmission department-- especially since all I really shoot with my AR is coyotes.


Still looking for what will work best. So far, I've used Winchester Ballistic Tip 55 grain with success. But I only used these because they were on my shelf at Walmart and I've been shooting the .308 165 grain Ballistic Tips deer hunting for years with great success.

-- John


March 1, 2009, 09:12 AM
TC G2 in .223


March 1, 2009, 10:56 AM
Here is my current rig; the Model 7 I mentioned earlier (I posted this image before and had about 5 offers to buy my filp-flops). Alas I traded my Ruger #1 for Python a few years back.


Anyone had any success on Coyotes with a pistol?

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
March 1, 2009, 12:21 PM
Rifle: Weatherby Vanguard Sub-MOA Varmint

Caliber: .223 Rem

and bullet: Any, but WWB 45 gr HP among them.

Barrel Length: 22"

Action type: Turnbolt

Or, anything I have in my hands (of adequate power) when I see one and can get a shot, which is not very often. I personally think the .22 K-Hornet - .218 Bee range is the preferred minimum for going after them. .243 Win for long shots.

Hinton, what is your (beautiful) model 7 chambered in?

March 1, 2009, 12:59 PM
Ruger M77 VT
220 Swift
35.6 grains Varget: Hornady 50 gr V-Max: Neck sized

100 Yards

Mercy killing.

March 1, 2009, 01:34 PM
Night time:
Encore Pro Hunter Khatadin in 500 S&W w/ 350 gr XTP Mag 41 gr H110
or Savage 22 mag bolt action

Day Time:
Encore Pro Hunter 300 wm 125 Sierra 64 gr IMR4895 or 180 Barnes TSX 71 gr IMR4831
or Savage 22 mag

Building a Savage 22-250 to replace the 300 wm

March 1, 2009, 02:01 PM
Mini-14 with 55 grain V-max if I am in my truck.
Remington 700 in .243 95 grain Nosler from the house.
Never got close with a handgun.

March 1, 2009, 02:32 PM

6mm Remington, 75 gr Hornady V-Max, 18.5" barrel, Leupold 3-9X.


March 1, 2009, 02:40 PM
ar15 in 7.62x39 shootin 125grh Noslers


Rancho Relaxo
March 1, 2009, 02:41 PM
My coyote laser is a CZ 527 American 223 with a 4x Leupold.

50g. Sierra Spitzer, 27.0g H335.

The last ten coyotes I've shot with it have been between 150-285yards and every one dropped dead in it's tracks.


I got this one last week while out checking the cows, 285 yards, kneeling shot.

March 1, 2009, 03:38 PM
Norinco SKS using basic Winchester Super-X power points. Here it's not possible to shoot out beyond 125-150 yards, most are 50-75 yards.

March 1, 2009, 03:48 PM
16 inch AR15 in .223 using handload of 64gr PP and Varget. I run an Aimpoint set at PBR for my load. Have taken a few with a 10mm 1911. Want to try out my DE .50AE on them too.

March 1, 2009, 03:50 PM
303 British number 4 mark 1 * 1943 long branch open sights my longest shot is where i hunt coyotes is maybe 120 yards at the most . ive never seen one that bad IndianaBoy what that mange ?

March 1, 2009, 05:10 PM
i just got done loading some 70gr speer sp in 223 for my AR
i've never hunted coyote before either but there starting to take over around here so this year i'm going to start

March 1, 2009, 05:22 PM
Dr. Winslow - The Model 7 is a custom shop option chamber in .223 Rem.

Indiana Boy - that is an awesome group from a 220 Swift...that is a special rifle.

Rancho Relaxo - I have heard nothing but good things about the CZ 527, how long have you owned it and how well does it shoot?

Rancho Relaxo
March 1, 2009, 09:41 PM

I've owned the 527 American for a few years now. I was initially disappointed at the kind of accuracy I was getting from it, turns out I just needed to find the right handload for it. My 527 Laminate 223 is so much fun to shoot from the bench I probably tried ten different bullet weights/types. The American I started with 50grain Sierra's and stopped testing when I got this:

I was getting 1.25" groups with every other powder charge. I've been using it since on coyotes, ground squirrels, and jackrabbits. I'm very happy with having a fixed 4x Leupold, it just really works for me.

Now before some blowhard comes and tells me I didn't test enough to say that all my groups are like that, I'm well aware that I don't have enough rounds on paper with this rifle to say that it always shoots that way, or it never does. That's okay though, it's definitely not a bench gun, I know it shoots like a laser in the field though.

March 1, 2009, 10:09 PM
Depends on how we plan to take them or if I have to walk alot.

If hiking is going to be involved: Ruger M77 Youth rifle in .223

If there isnt going to be alot of walking my favorite is a Remmington 700 XCR Compact tacticle with silencer and Nightforce scope.

on acation I will tote an AR-15 and an FN MK I 12ga.

March 1, 2009, 10:13 PM
Marlin 882 or 883 in 22 mag w/ a 4 pwr scope. Head shots = nasty :fire:

Big Bill
March 1, 2009, 10:46 PM
An Oneida Victor #4...


Just Kidding - I actually use my Ruger M77 Mark II .25-06.

Indiana - that poor critter!!!!

March 2, 2009, 02:35 AM
Yes on the pistol, I got one with my glock 35. The dumb ass just stood 40 yds off the side of the road and looked at me like I wasn't going to slam on the brakes and shoot him.

March 2, 2009, 02:45 AM
rem mohawk 600 222 re chambered for 556 -55 gr ball ammo

March 2, 2009, 07:00 AM
Had a buddy in the 80's with a Mohawk in .222; he swore by that gun.

He used to piss me off because I had a .223 Rem 700 BDL heavy barrel and he had this ugly Rem 788 in .223 that would shoot the pants off my varmit rig.

Art Eatman
March 2, 2009, 11:34 AM
Sako Forester in .243; 19" barrel, Leupold Vari-X II 2x7. Sierra 85-grain HPBT.


March 2, 2009, 12:25 PM
Last week it was a Marlin in .457 (45-70) and a Glock 20.

March 2, 2009, 01:28 PM
Art, I had one of those little Sako full stocked rifles in 308 Win years ago when I was stationed in Germany. Killed more that a few Roe bucks with that thing loaded with Sierra 150 grain boat tails.

Loved that gun and I took it to FT Wainwright Alaska where it dropped my first Moose. The shame is I can't remember what I traded it away for.....must not have been a very good trade.

March 2, 2009, 02:31 PM
yes sir. my mohawk is the pride of my rifle collection. its a great little walking carbine. i wish i new how many yotys fell to it. it was the old mans before it was mine. he worked along the platt river and kept it at work. theyed see a yoty out the office window and theyed jump in to the army jeeps or hum vies and take off after it.good old Camp Ashland Nebraska. man how i miss that place

March 2, 2009, 03:08 PM
I use two rifles, depending on what I want that particular day. a sako 30-06, with 150 grain ballistic tip from federal. It's got a burris 3-12.


a dpms ar-15 with a 24" .223 match. I shoot good and cheap ammo. lately it's been 55 grain wal-mart $79 special. It's cheap ammo, but accurate in my gun and kills 'em dead too! It wears a NightForce 5.5-22x56mm.

here's a pic of the gun, and my wife (girlfriend at the time) ending a few coyote infestation problems...



March 2, 2009, 03:36 PM
During Big game Hunting I use a .40 M&P on the Unfortunate Bystanders IE Coyotes and Badgers and such.
During Varmint and Yote Hunting, I use Remington VTR 22.250 W/ 55gr V Max Or Ar 15 W/ 5.56 55Gr BT from Federal

March 2, 2009, 03:42 PM
When i get to do it this spring break:

Mauser, yugo 24/47

Mosin Nagant
Custom peep sight

Savage model12
4-12x40 (?) simmons

March 2, 2009, 08:31 PM
Marlin .30-30 lever action


March 3, 2009, 04:17 AM
Like the truck shooting position; I may have to try that myself, but wouldn't try that in the DC area. ;-)

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