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22 LR and Coyotes

Old 05-04-2007, 01:49 PM
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Hi,
Just wondering if a .22 LR will do the job on a coyote at reasonable range.
( 75-125 or so). If not what is a good gun to use.

Is there any time of the year when a coyote pelt is good or bad? Or can you get a good pelt year round?

How bad will a 30-30 damage the pelt?
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Old 05-04-2007, 02:23 PM
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We had this thread not to long ago. .22 lr is the best choice for an ethical kill.

I would go bigger. a 30/30 will most always mess up the furs.

fur is always better in winter..
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:03 PM
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We had this thread not to long ago. .22 lr is the best choice for an ethical kill.

I would go bigger.
Did you mean to say "isn't"? I've heard way too many times that a double lunged coyote can still run off from a 22lr
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:58 PM
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22.wmr 50 gr federal kills everything within 100 yards
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:20 PM
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We had this thread not to long ago. .22 lr is the best choice for an ethical kill.

I would go bigger.
Did you mean to say "isn't"? I've heard way too many times that a double lunged coyote can still run off from a 22lr
Good catch, .22 lr is NOT the best choice for an ethical Kill!!!
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Old 05-06-2007, 02:50 PM
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Not enough power! Yes, the .22 will kill a coyote but many will run off. They will eventually die. Even the .22 Magunum is a little "undergunned".I would recommend you hit them a little harder with a .204,.223, 22-250 or a .243.
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Old 05-06-2007, 03:55 PM
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i agree with ohio wally. rimfires have no business around coyotes unless they are in a trap.
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for get it just hit em with a 50cal. take no chance.[:@][>:]
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:44 PM
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I have killed a few with the 22 LR but 50 yards is the Max that I would try. 75 for the 22 Mag. I much prefer the 223 for Yotes.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:29 AM
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I have killed many coyotes with a .22mag and some with a .22lr.I dont think it requires you shoot them in half to kill them.I will give them credit they are tough but not that tough.I use to take atleast 40 a year where I worked(on a large cattle farm)it was common to see 10 aday during the winter.That may not be many to all of you but that was alot to me.I always had my trusty .220 swift but I also carried my .22wmr.At 75 to 80 yards you could kill a yote as easy with that .22wmr as a high power.No I didnt try to head shoot them either.It does require you to get close to them,but it is not that hard to make a clean kill with a .22wmr and at around 50 yards with a .22lr.We have people on here deer hunting with a .22hornet and I dont hear anyone bashing that,a.22wmr isnt that far behind a hornet in the power range.So it wont kill a yote????
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