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.25-06 and coyotes

Old 11-28-2007, 10:42 AM
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Thinking of trying some winter coyote calling up here in Ontario. The only rifle I own that can legally be used locally for coyotes would be my .25-06. Would it be way to much gun? I'm sure I could blow the ticks right off one at 500 yds with my T3. Also what bullet would you recommend? I was thinking of just using my deer (120 partitions ) bullets to minimze pelt damage.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:58 PM
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A 25/06 is the only thing that you are aloud to use. 25/06 is pretty dang big for a coyote. If you could try and use something smaller like a .223 aclly improved, .204 ruger, .17 rem, .220 swift, or maybe even a 12 guage with some 00 buck will work, buta 25/06 is a lot of gun for a yote. And it will do some pretty heafty pelt damage no matter what type of bullets.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:16 PM
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If yo aren't interested in the pelts go for it. If you are comfortable with the ammo and know it use it too.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:18 PM
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A 25/06 is the only thing that you are aloud to use. 25/06 is pretty dang big for a coyote. If you could try and use something smaller like a .223 aclly improved, .204 ruger, .17 rem, .220 swift, or maybe even a 12 guage with some 00 buck will work, buta 25/06 is a lot of gun for a yote. And it will do some pretty heafty pelt damage no matter what type of bullets.
No thats not what I was trying to say. Laws here near populated areas restrict calibers used to .270 and smaller. The .25-06 is my smallest caliber that I own that would fall within these laws. Pelt damage will be the result of an exploding bullet. A stronger bullet might just punch clean through I would think.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:19 PM
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Terry i have used my 25-06 on yotes. I was using the 117 nosler partitions they just went right through. Small hole in small hole out

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Old 11-29-2007, 05:36 AM
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The key with your heavy bullets is to miss the shoulder bone, and you probably won't have much pelt damage because the bullet just won't expand much.

I shot a few coyotes years ago with my .270 with 150 grain partitions, and only one of them that I can remember really was ugly, the others didn't have much of an exit hole.

I say go for it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:20 AM
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Kind of a tangent, but isn't that law a little strange. I would think that a 25-06 round would carry just as far as a 270 and something like a .220 Swift would carry even further. Maybe they are worried about the bullet size, but I think that if you get hit by a chunk of lead travelling really fast, it won't really matter if it is 120 grains or 180 grains.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:37 AM
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well the bigger the bullet he more likely it will go through walls limps and so on and keep going i once shot a ruger 9mmhandgun through a center block building went through both sides and keep going bu my guest is it did not go far

bigger the bullet the farther it goes after hitting stuff

thats why i do not understand the people saying you can not use any rifle here because it will go 5miles and kill some one

your in the forest and what is the chance it goes 100 yards and not hit something unless you can see a 100 yards i have never seen a area 5 miles long that did not have something bocking line of sight be it a tree or hill usually the people that get shot b a stray bullet is because some dumb a**shot is 45 in the air on new years

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Kind of a tangent, but isn't that law a little strange. I would think that a 25-06 round would carry just as far as a 270 and something like a .220 Swift would carry even further. Maybe they are worried about the bullet size, but I think that if you get hit by a chunk of lead travelling really fast, it won't really matter if it is 120 grains or 180 grains.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:52 AM
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Default RE: .25-06 and coyotes

I guess that makes sense, but it seems to me that if it is such a concern they would do like some states and limit the use of centerfires in general. Funny that in some spots you can't use a .44 carbine to shoot a deer because it is a centerfire, but its perfectly legal to use a .50 centerline muzzleloader. Go figure.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:42 AM
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Actually that law is an ancient one on the books. It was originally put in place to prevent farmers from using old military .303 springfields to bang away at ground hogs and fox. Alot of surplus ammo was hardball at one time and they just didn't want to have bullets bouncing all over the countryside ripping through barns, kids and cattle. Modern Varmint hunters use the normal .22 centerfires mostly and they are all perfectly legal. I haven't varmint hunted in years so the smallest caliber in my present arsenal is a .25-06 thats all. If I decide I like doingh this I would likely pickup a .22-250.
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