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is a 22. mag to small for coyotes?

Old 01-14-2009, 05:52 PM
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i have a 22. mag and i shoot 40 grain hollow points out of it for small game and it buts a hell of a hole in them. is it to small for coyotes and foxs? thanks for the help!
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:58 AM
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it would work on foxes well im sure but id go a little bigger for coyotes
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:53 AM
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It'll work, I've done it. Its not exactly ideal, but as long as you can place the bullet where it needs to be (under 100 yards preferably) it'll more than likely be a dead coyote or fox.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:05 PM
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I've done it before also and it seems that the coyote does a lot of dancing once the first bullet hits it.

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Old 01-15-2009, 02:44 PM
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it might work on foxes but i think you should get a bigger gun like a 223 or 243
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:36 PM
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Default RE: is a 22. mag to small for coyotes?

I use 22 mag on foxes and it works great. But I wouldn't know about coyotes because we don't have any.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:09 PM
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it would work,iv seen coyotes shot with a 17 hmr also
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:07 PM
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NO RIMFIRES for the predators
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:15 AM
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NO RIMFIRES for the predators
What about a .17 HMR Mach 2?
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:07 PM
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I've shot a BUNCH of yotes with the .22 mag and it will do the job easily assuming good shot placement & within effective range. When shooting edible small game such as rabbit & squirrel with .22 mag, go with fmj or solid bullets. I've seen too many yotes run off after being shot with rimfire .17s.
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