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Old 01-15-2006, 06:45 AM
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i was just curious what the smallest caliber would be that you would use for coyotes?shots will probably be out to 100 yards. thanks for the info
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:43 AM
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i wouldnt go any lower than a 17 hmr
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:43 AM
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i wouldnt go any lower than a 17 hmr
Ya, I wouldn't use the uber-small .000000009 caliber varmint gun to take down a yote. If you breathe to heavily, you might have a bullet sway...LOL. One thing that wasn't stated is shot placement with say a .17 HMR. Head shot only under 100 yards. If you are not a good shot to place that, go into the .20 caliber range, so vital shots can be the norm for you.
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:50 PM
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I believe in centerfire only. With that you have many small calibers, such as the .17remington, .204 ruger, .22hornet and such.
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:29 PM
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"life is short" dont listen to these guys. they dont know what they are talkign about. the one and only gun for yotes and bobcatesis a 50bmg.every one knows that.VERY SMALL intrence and excite hole
or a 308 would work too.... i guess..haha
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:32 PM
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"life is short" dont listen to these guys. they dont know what they are talkign about. the one and only gun for yotes and bobcates is a 50bmg.every one knows that. VERY SMALL intrence and excite hole
or a 308 would work too.... i guess..haha
I believe Ducky here has lead poisoning by firing that .50 cal too much, and that is effecting is posting abilities.
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Old 01-15-2006, 02:37 PM
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ok well maybe it just a LITTLE much for a yote. but think. you could pop one out to a 1000 yad easy.and you wouldnt have to skin. you would just have to sew all the little peices back together.i would like to try it.. just cause, but the one i got weighs 38 pounds so i doubt i will be hauling that around.
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Old 01-15-2006, 05:10 PM
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I find that a 223 is the best caliber gun for small game like these.


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Old 01-15-2006, 07:37 PM
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I find that a 223 is the best caliber gun for small game like these.


hmmmm, ok you got your opinion. I would say otherwise, which is my opinion.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:09 PM
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yeah i would go with something a lil bigger than a 223 but das just me
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