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Considering coyote hunting

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

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  1. Shinbone

    Shinbone Member

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

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    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

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    There is always a good reason to get an AR but a good 22-250 in open farm ground is pretty awesome as well.
     
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    while I was deer hunting Sunday morning, my 45-70 worked just fine for me!
     

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    NICE!

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

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

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

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    Where was this?
     
  9. deafdave3

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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

    Thank you.

    Fred
     
  19. X-Rap

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    50&55 gr balistic tips.
     
  20. JDMorris

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    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.
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  21. JDMorris

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    By the way, that stock is a Hogue overmold, the scope is a Nikko stirling. the scope came with the gun as did the stock, I guess legacy imports has some deal with them.
     
  22. TexasPatriot.308

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    the .17yhmr works well at 100-150 yds. after that, the .223, and .22-250 cant be beat unless you want to fork out some extrra cash for high dollar calibers like .308 etc where you have to handload just for that, save your money and use common sense,.
     
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    I'm hope'n for a chance to do some yote hunting out in E. Oregon where the country is big and flat and the wind has been known to blow a bit. Would the 25-06 be a good choice with the availability of heavy wind buck'n bullets?
     
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    25-06 would be a fine choice. BUT it's almost never necessary to take shots over 200yds even in wide open country. I've always been able to get them into positions of under 100yds even in wide open spaces.
     
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    I will likely get to do some coyote hunting after deer season and any that show themselves DURING the season. If after the deer season,I'll be using a .223. Since Alabama coyote pelts are almost worthless and certainly not worth the effort to skin,the carcasses will become worm food.
     
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