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Pellet gun coyote hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by sureshot, Jul 7, 2010.

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  1. sureshot

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    Will a pellet gun .22 cal (1100fps) or .177 cal(1500fps) that generates 30 foot pounds of force be sufficient for killing a coyote a 20-30 yards?
     
  2. slabuda

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    I wouldnt think so. They are not thick skinned but thats really pushing it and more akin to torture really.
     
  3. sureshot

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    What about a .25 same foot pound but only 950 fps
     
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    The energy isn't there. Velocity doesn't matter worth a squat when your projectile is so light. You probably won't get the penetration to do more than wound. 30 fp of muzzle energy? A 30 Gr .22 will have just over 100 fpe and is considered to be about the minimum for yotes at close distance. Cutting that energy by 1/3 is just cruel.
     
  5. sureshot

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    Ok thank you I was just curious.
     
  6. Justin Holder

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    You can get a powerful air gun to kill a coyote, but it will be very specialized equipment.

    I hear the .50 cal will do the trick. Check out Pyramid Air.
     
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    Hello in cedar creek i'm not far from you in dale
     
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    There are several airguns that will take animals easily up to deer and larger. The quakenbush guns and barnes pneumatics will.
     
  9. W.E.G.

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    Seems like by the time you get to the size and $$$ to get a pellet gun powerful enough to reliably kill dogs, you would do just as well to go with a crossbow.
     
  10. kanook

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    I've taking out feral cats with head shots at no more than 75 yards with both a 22 cal pellet and a .177 pellet rifle.

    Google "Gamo hog" and you will see some serious pellet rifle hunting
     
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