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Bullet for Coyote and fox

Old 12-15-2002, 05:36 PM
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Hey guys i want to do some huntin for coyotes and foxes. Im looking for a good bullet to use in my 25-06. I know its kinda heavy for them but what bullet should i use. And also i dont want it to destroy the fur because i would like to sell it to a furbearer.

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Old 12-15-2002, 08:27 PM
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I have been loading a few 75 gr Barnes solids for coyotes ,I haven't had a chance to try them on coyotes but that is what they are supposed to be for. They group well on the bench ,with 56 gr of RL-19.
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Old 12-16-2002, 03:13 AM
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i think no matter what bullet you use the 25-06 is a little excessive if your looking to save pelts.the solids on coyote very well may work good but i think its still going to cut a fox in half.you need to scale back to something like a 223 if your looking to get top dollar for the fur.if the 25-06 is all you have then try the solids or the heavyest bullet in a soft point you can for coyote.fox i would avoid all together with that round.just remember when hunting with fmj's,shot placement is critacal,a coyote can run along ways with a nice,clean round hole in his side.
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Old 12-16-2002, 01:18 PM
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coyoteseeker out of curiosity what kind of money are you looking at with a coyote pelt .We shoot them but never have bothered doing anything with them . we do it for predator control only because some of the neighbors raise sheep ,I have cattle so its never been a problem for me . As one neighbor said if you lose a few thousand dollars to coyote you just want them dead you don't care how . He uses a 22-250 AI with ballistic tips definitely not coyote pelt friendly .
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Old 12-16-2002, 05:45 PM
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halcon,the last time i check(a month or so ago)a coyote pelt will bring anywhere from 20 to 35 bucks depending on where in the country it was harvested,red fox 12 to 15 and grays around 8 bucks,deffinetly not alot of money. when it comes to western folks i can fully understand why theres such a problem with the coyote,if and when they become that big a problem here in the east i will leave them for the buzzards to.but untill then i try to save the pelts,not so much to sell them but to do somthing with them.tan them up,give them away,sell some,hang them on the garage wall,as long as i do something with the animal or part of it i feel justified in harvesting it.its just the way i was tought to hunt,use what you harvest.
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Old 12-17-2002, 10:42 PM
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Coyoteseeker Thanks for the info. I don't want to have to buy a trappers lic to sell them so that is out, but I might dry a couple pelts for the reloading room wall .
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