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Coyote hunting with a .22LR?

Old 10-11-2005, 12:50 PM
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Default Coyote hunting with a .22LR?

Hi everyone,
I'm just curious to see if anyone has hunted coyotes with a .22LR before?
Does it pack enough punch to make a clean kill?


thanks
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:24 PM
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Get em withing 50 yards and nail them in the brain and it'll do the trick. A little underpowered for body shots, but it'd probably do the trick anyways.
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Old 10-11-2005, 03:39 PM
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ive pulled a 100 yeard shot in the heard with a 22lr but i dont recomend this gun
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:08 AM
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Hunting coyotes with a 22lr will result in more wounded coyotes than it will dead coyotes. Will a 22lr kill a coyote, yes, but if you don't place a perfect head shot(brain) the coyote will run off and either die eventually, or live with a bullet in it! There will be no blood trail, to speak of, so don't expect to trail one that has been hit, unless you have tracking snow! The 22lr is a rabbit/squirrel/target gun!
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:50 AM
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I wouldnt recomend this but it has been done. I would use something bigger I want to use my 12 guage with buckshot on a yote.
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:26 PM
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It can easily be done within 50 yards. If you try it, i would use cci's velocitor bullet thats made for foxes and yotes its a 40 grain bullet that shoots faster than the average 36 grain so its big and fast.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:43 PM
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No thanks, .308 win.
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Old 10-13-2005, 12:25 PM
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If you try it, i would use cci's velocitor bullet thats made for foxes and yotes its
There is no such thing as 22lr ammo. that is "made for fox and yotes!" The 22lr was not made for it, and neither is any ammo! The 22lr is NOT a predator rifle..period!! Can a 22lr do the job, sometimes yes, was it made to do the job, NO!
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Old 10-13-2005, 01:56 PM
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Upgrade to a 22-250, lethal on coyotes and very little kick.
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Old 10-15-2005, 12:58 PM
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it can be done, but i wouldnt recomend it at all, not unless you have perfect aim and get them in pretty close
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