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whats the best gun for coyotes

Old 02-18-2007, 10:51 AM
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Best gun is deffinatly the one you shoot well. Personally I love useing my ruger chambered in .257 roberts but I am know to take out my 7mm-08 at times as well. Have killed a couple while crow hunting useing my .204 so it all depends on what you want.

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Old 02-18-2007, 09:04 PM
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thanks everyone,lots of choices.

how about a 2.22 maybe to small.



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Old 02-18-2007, 09:30 PM
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IMO i would say a .223 or a .22-250. Savage of course!
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:49 AM
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222 is not to small, 22/250 is ok if your taking long shots!! but 22/250 is not fur friendly.

.223 is ok I use one on occasion if I am hunting thick stuff and I need quick follow up shots.

I go for my 204 mostly, it just shoots flatter further and is very fur friendly and our coyotes are up to 50 pounds very often.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:06 AM
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.204, I'm getting one today. There up and coming. The rounds are a little hard to find, but the suppose to be one of the best in the next year or so.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:18 AM
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Ive talked to alot of people that have shot yotes with a .17 in the sweet spot and they still run off. My first choice would definately be a .223 though. anything lower than a .204 your pushing it.
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:06 PM
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Depends on how far is far and if you want to have a salvagable pelt.


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Old 02-19-2007, 03:32 PM
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AR-15, nothing better for varmints in my opinion

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Old 02-19-2007, 04:12 PM
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Ive talked to alot of people that have shot yotes with a .17 in the sweet spot and they still run off.
U talkin hmr or rem? My friend here uses a .17rem for yotes and shoots more yotes than anyone i know combined. He is the largest fur buyer in sask as well so it is his business to knock down the dogs. He has taken over 40 this winter near his yard alone and has been using a .17 for probably over 10 years now. I think if it was a real problem cal he would have swithced by now. He has a pic of his yote carcasses piled up in his yard, the pile is about 6 feet high and spans the whole width of the picture. Don't have the pic myself but i seen it with my own ears.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:31 AM
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I have a .223 and it works good. If I were buying a gun exclusively forvarmints, I would buy a .204 or a 220 swift. The .204 witha 40gr bullet has more energy and velocity down range than a Swift, no matter what bullet is used, even though the push higher velocities out of the barrel.
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