coyote choices?


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butcherboy
August 5, 2010, 09:49 PM
i am a farmer and have a coyote problem. here are my choice for guns based on what i have.

marlin 336 30/30
howa 1500 .243

(i already know these are last resort)
marlin 100g 22.lr
ruger 10/22

winchester 1300 20ga
Remington 870 12ga

ruger p95 9mm
ruger single six 22/22wmr.

any help on what to use or experience with these calibers/guns would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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shaggy430
August 5, 2010, 10:31 PM
The .243 would get my vote. I'd shoot them with whatever I had handy though.

gbran
August 5, 2010, 10:38 PM
2nd the .243

Blue Brick
August 5, 2010, 10:42 PM
Remington 870 12ga

Call them in then use some 00 buck.

Purgatory
August 5, 2010, 10:43 PM
This thread gives me de ja vu.

I would strap on the 9mm on your belt or what-have-you and carry the lever .30-30.

Especially if it's on your farm where you may be working. Rather the handiness of the lever rifle than a bolt, albeit, the bolt .243 may be better at distance.

Arkel23
August 6, 2010, 12:09 AM
I'd go with the .243, 12 ga or 30-30 for quickness.

slabuda
August 6, 2010, 12:24 AM
.243 1st choice.

When you get in your set is cant hurt to also have the 12g and some T-shot dead coyote and appropriate choke. Sometimes they rush in and get right up on ya before you even have a shot with the rifle.

wankerjake
August 6, 2010, 12:36 AM
I've been completely happy with my .243 for coyotes. That's my vote.

Remington 870 12ga

Call them in then use some 00 buck.
Shotgunning coyotes is a lot of fun as well. Gotta get them in close. Most people (myself included) prefer #4 buck or BB-T sized shot for coyotes. 00 buck should work but you have to be close to be sure they get some pellets into their vitals. Try and keep shots under 40 yards with buckshot.

Girodin
August 6, 2010, 12:45 AM
Of those listed I would undoubtedly take the .243.

Rob96
August 6, 2010, 05:36 AM
My rig is a Remington 700ADL Varmint in 308.

Purgatory
August 6, 2010, 06:02 AM
I'll be picking up a .308 soon, Rob.

Would you use the 110 grain Hornady for coyote at distance? Or somethin' home rolled?

Art Eatman
August 6, 2010, 10:21 AM
If the 110 gives tight groups, fine. Basically, wahtever gives the best groups in yourrifle is the bulllet to use. The 110-grain starts slowing down fairly rapidly after 250 to 300 yards, compared to a 150--but it still works fine.

I have found that in .243, the Federals with the Sierra 85-grain HPBTs shoot as tight as my handloads with that bullet. Ruinacious on coyotes.

Purgatory
August 6, 2010, 05:26 PM
Yeah, I'm sincerely torn between a .308 and a .243, Art. Shot a buddy's .243 and was really impressed with how accurate and soft-shooting it was. -Even with light synthetic stock.

Seems like the perfect accurate fun-gun that could still take deer-size game easily.

Yet, the versatility of the .308 with it's ability to use heavier grain for hog or black bear is what's got me tied up.

Had hoped the lighter grains would allow for some varminting, but almost sounds like it's just way too much.

Guess I'll just have to figure out a way to get both.

Rob96
August 6, 2010, 09:29 PM
If you aren't looking to keep the fur just load the 308 up with Sierra Game Kings.

Buzzard
August 6, 2010, 09:50 PM
.243 firing 58 gr Hornady V-Max. It is absolute Wrath of Hades on coyotes.

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