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Old 02-12-2006, 04:38 PM
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i was wondering if it is possible to takea coyote w/ my ruger 10/22 in .22 l.r. NOT a .22 mag. i would be taking headshots under 75yds. any advise would be great.
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:53 PM
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and i forgot to add that the bullets i am going to use are high velocity hollow points
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:04 PM
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Yes, keep in mind the shot is the most important thing. As a varmint hunter as in every hunting, calling the animal coser is part of the hunt, so your goal should be to call the animal closer.
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thanks for the advise, my dad and I are also goin to trick out our AR-15 to make a really good yote gun
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Old 02-12-2006, 06:32 PM
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yeah its possible but make sure you hit the head. try some stingers or quick shok by CCI.
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:23 PM
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I personally do not recomend aiming for the head, to many animals have there jaw shot off. A 22lr in the chest does just as much damageif not more then a 223, 222, or 22-250 FMJ that many use for vamint hunting. Let the argument start, the difference is velocity when you compair 22lr to the 223 fmj. Additionally the CCI stinger is not recomended, try yellow jackets.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:41 AM
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75 yards with a .22 LR is way much for me to feel comfortable with. If you practice it and have a decent group, go for it man!
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:39 AM
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I personally do not recomend aiming for the head, to many animals have there jaw shot off. A 22lr in the chest does just as much damageif not more then a 223, 222, or 22-250 FMJ that many use for vamint hunting. Let the argument start, the difference is velocity when you compair 22lr to the 223 fmj.
You asked for it, SO I'll start. First off, show me where any serious predator hunter recommends or suggests using a FMJ bullet from any caliber. NO one does! If they do, then they're not too serious about predator hunting!
If you're going to use the 22lr and plan on hitting the brain of a coyote, you better get them closer than 75 yards.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:07 PM
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Match Ammo is FMJ, if you'd like the page, pargraph, andsentance I will be happy to quote the Vamint hunting columns in F&S or American hunter this past month when I get home, specificly the column of the gentelman from Canada who uses 22-250 or 308 with Match ammo, has 40 miles of trap line and runs a varmint and nuscence animal business, but that had nothing to do with my point to call them closer. We can continue the discussion of how many varmint hunters use Match Ammo and the symantics of fragmenting, tumbler,and non fragmenting FMJ ammo onreloading forum if you like, we can further discusshow many fragmenting rounds we have seen shatter on impact like they are suposed to do, but someone hitthe skull or sholder boneand they only maim the animal. Personally I'd like to just give the advice of calling the coyote closer and the 22lr should be fine.
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Old 02-13-2006, 01:20 PM
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Using FMJ ammo. to dispatch an animal in a trap is one thing, since the shot will be at very close range and the shot can be perfectly placed, BUT very few guys use them in the world of calling!There's better ammo. for the purpose!
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