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Considering coyote hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Shinbone, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Shinbone

    Shinbone Well-Known Member

    My step-son & I were talking about coyote hunting last night. What caliber & rifle would you suggest for starting out?
  2. kbbailey

    kbbailey Well-Known Member

    I don't have an AR, but I bet a good scoped .223 in an AR platform would be the perfect rifle.
  3. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    There is always a good reason to get an AR but a good 22-250 in open farm ground is pretty awesome as well.
  4. keano44

    keano44 Well-Known Member

    while I was deer hunting Sunday morning, my 45-70 worked just fine for me!

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  5. avs11054

    avs11054 Well-Known Member


    As far as what gun I use, I go with a .243. Kills em dead
  6. Justin Holder

    Justin Holder Well-Known Member

    You cannot beat a standard weight bolt action 22-250rem. for coyote hunting.
  7. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    Bet all that shooting did wonders for the deer stand:rolleyes:
  8. deafdave3

    deafdave3 Well-Known Member

    Where was this?
  9. deafdave3

    deafdave3 Well-Known Member

    What is done with the carcass after harvesting?
  10. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    This time of year down in your part of the country I would have left em lay.
  11. Kernel

    Kernel Well-Known Member

    .243 Winchester is ideal in a bolt gun.
  12. wankerjake

    wankerjake Well-Known Member

    I also like my .243 for coyotes, .223 or 22-250 are also good choices. I prefer a bolt gun myself but a lot of folks like the AR platform. The good old 12 GA with #4 buck or Dead Coyote is a fun way to hunt them as well.
  13. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Most of my shots on coyotes have been inside of 100 yards or so. That's particularly true when calling at night.

    So, another vote for anything from .223 to .243. My experience has been that a second shot is rarely possible in the event of a miss. Wily leaves very, very quickly. A bolt-gun is as good as any semi-auto, IMO.
  14. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus Well-Known Member

    Ditto... never seen anything move as quickly as a spooked yote!!!

    Around here long shots are very very rare, most are under 100yds so it doesn't much matter what you hunt with. I usually use a 243 with 70gr ballistic tips.
  15. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    Flat brushy country doesn't lend itself to followups or multiple targets but open canyons and mesa's looking down into sagebrush will let you shoot as far as you dare as they run away.
  16. JDMorris

    JDMorris Well-Known Member

    .223 .243 .22-250 or .308
  17. Shinbone

    Shinbone Well-Known Member

    Awesome...got a favorite make of rifle? Savage? Remington? Etc.?
  18. chieftain

    chieftain Well-Known Member

    Which bullets in 223/5.56 NATO do your experienced yote hunters recommend?

    Thank you.

  19. X-Rap

    X-Rap Well-Known Member

    50&55 gr balistic tips.
  20. JDMorris

    JDMorris Well-Known Member

    Howa M-1500 sporter .308 win. ehh. I have alot of time into this, but it only ran 550 out of the door, I have a few hundred in stuff I bought for it, But number one is better rings. I reccomend warne. definitely a sub MOA shooter.
    Yes Im 14. suprisee.. eh. :cool:

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