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Old 12-05-2012, 05:44 PM
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Going to coyote hunt for the first time. I would like to keep the fur so I don't know what gun to use. I have a .22 a .270 I also have a 20 gauge and a 410 gauge which one would be the best if I want to keep the fur?

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:11 PM
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I'd use the .270. That is my rifle of choice for deer and i've put down a few coyotes as well with it. If you are going to be at very close range (under 60 yards) you could use a .22 but it may be a bit light. If it were going out for coyotes I'd probably take along my .270.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:14 PM
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Of what you listed I'd also have to pick the .270. Not ideal, but it will work.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:39 PM
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But of course the 270 will make a bigger hole. I'm no expert hear, but was recently reading someone advocating a 12 Gauge with No. 4 buckshot, so maybe a case can be made for the 20 with buckshot (and maybe someone who knows a bit more about it than me will have something to say about it -- just throwing out an idea here!)
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:12 PM
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a big gun will mess the hide up. Im a trapper and i use a 22 with a regular bullet( not hollow point) shoot it like you would a deer right behind shoulder. hope that helps
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:08 PM
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If your calling them in use the 22 or 270 if your baiting use the 410 slug or home defense load or 20 gauge with buck shot.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:02 PM
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For close shots the 20 Guage will work the best and do less pelt/hide damage...you'd be better off getting a .22 Magnum,.17 HMR or .17 Fireball,.22 Hornet,.204 or .223 with a light bullet in 35-40 or 55 grain!

As Johnwb82 mentioned....maybe the .410 with a slug to reach out further?The .22LR with say the CCI Stinger Hollow Points but thats pushing it and You may have several run off unless You have a Semi-Automatic and get 2 or 3 shots off?
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:37 PM
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Coyotes are one tough critter, looks like your under gunned with the .22 and a bit over gunned with the .270...my go to gun is my Savage .204, to me its a perfect round with minimal pelt damage and drops em in their tracks! Take the .270 and have fun!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:30 AM
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Not totally new to guns here, but how would a shotgun slug or buck shot at close range do less damage than a .270? It seems like it would tear a bigger hole or alot more small holes
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