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Coyotes and .22 Magnum?

Old 12-24-2005, 10:40 AM
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We have alot of coyotes in the area I hunt (private land). Just started hunting them a couple years ago. The area I hunt allows no rifle larger then .22 rim fire. we have taken a few using #4 buck shot but see alot staying outta shot gun range. I have a .22 magnum and was wondering if this would be enough to put them down without having to pull off a head shot every time. We have a blast calling them in close enough for the 12 ga. but because of live stock and the land owners request he would like to see us take a few more. Any Ideas????
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:09 AM
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Default RE: Coyotes and .22 Magnum?

I would think that if you be careful with your shots and use the right ammunition. Something with a little expansion and keep it under 75-100 yards.

You should be fine.
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Old 12-24-2005, 08:05 PM
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a .22 mag would work if you can get them within shotgun range. you may lose a few but they will end dead in short order. just punch them threw the ribcage. i like the .223's but for short range the mag would work fine.
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:12 PM
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I wouldn't use a 22 mag unless you just want them dead one way or the other. If you wanna save them for fur use a 223 and up or a shotgun those will kill them fast
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Old 12-25-2005, 07:13 PM
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sorry I didnt read the post properly scratch what I said earlier
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:08 PM
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Yes, it will take them reliably under 100 yards. Lungs shots will generally put them down within 20-80 yards. I would recomend the Win. 40 gr.jhps if your gun shoots them accurately enough, these give good penertration, bullet expansion of about 30-35 cal. and retain weight well. This ammo ,has for me ,taken considerably larger animals without anyproblems.

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Old 12-25-2005, 09:54 PM
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are you allowed to use slugs? if you can borrow somebodys old .410 shotgun and put 3" magnum slugs and it wont put a large hole in its side if u want a mount and it doesnt have as bad as trajectory as the 12 gauge and its a bigger bullet with more knockdown power than the .22 mag. or maybe the 22 hornet? if ur allowed to use those
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:40 AM
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Thanx for the input guys. I think I will try my 22 wmr with the win. 40gr jhp the muzzle velocity is a lil slower then some but seems to have enough down range energy. I'll test it in my gun see what comes of it. I don't sell the pelts but also Don't want to leave animals just running off and dying. I do Keep all the fur for myself. If all else fails I'll go back to the #4 buck shot. Just seems for every 2-3 we get with 12ga there are 4 that just don't close the distance (60-80yrds)......
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:22 PM
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I used a 22 magnum for some time. However, distance of shot and shot placement have to be precise.
I believe this is the caliber that the Kansas Verminators use. The makers of thumper, tweety, and psycho tweety.

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Old 01-04-2006, 05:22 PM
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Coyotes are tuff and fight to live. Be sure to place the shot well.
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