Small Game, Predator and Trapping From shooting squirrels in your backyard to calling coyotes in Arizona. This forum now contains trapping information.

7MM Magnum???

Old 02-11-2009, 12:47 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
yote_slayer's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 114
Default 7MM Magnum???

Im 14 years old. My friend who is 15 just bought a 7MM Magnum to hunt coyotes here in southern Ohio. Do you thing that a 7MM is too much gun for a coyote?
He also has a .30-06 and a .30-30What about those? too much gun?
yote_slayer is offline  
Old 02-11-2009, 12:55 PM
Nontypical Buck
Jim_IV's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North East Texas
Posts: 3,925
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???

Easy answer.............No

No such thing as to much gun for a yote or a hog IMO
Jim_IV is offline  
Old 02-11-2009, 02:47 PM
Fork Horn
tyleryeags's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 341
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???

i would use anything unless you want to save the fur but other then that use anything
tyleryeags is offline  
Old 02-11-2009, 09:20 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 195
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???

Whatever I have in hand at the time is what they get shot with. I have on several occasions been stalking elk and ran across coyote and dispatched them with a 308. Coyote eat my livestock. I would rather mess up a hunt by doing so then let them pass to get hit in the wallet by them later. When I go out predator hunting I use a 17 rem or .223. Any other time it may be a 22lr up to a 308. Just depends what I'm after that day.Or if one ventures into a field when I'm out and about. Personally a 7mm mag is too strong for me. The receiving end not the giving end.
Any of the 3 listed will do fine. Just be careful of ricochets. All of the 3 will go through many coyotes stacked together and keep on going. By the way I am not advocating a 22lr for coyote. If that's what I have at the time I do take a head shot, but not the best choice for coyote, actually may be one of the worst.
Bugflipper is offline  
Old 02-12-2009, 05:50 AM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 318
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???

Yes you can hunt coyotes with the 7mm mag. But there is more suitable cartridges out there with less recoil. I live in the West where the wind and long shots. Another one to look at is the 243win. Cost of ammo would be much cheaper and recoil would be less then the 7mm mag. Follow up shots and double coyotes would be much easier to take.
700xcr is offline  
Old 02-15-2009, 06:12 PM
Fork Horn
ray12's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: sugarcreek ohio
Posts: 267
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???

use it like they said there is no such thing as to big a gun for yotes!


ray12 is offline  
Old 02-17-2009, 12:27 AM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 365
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???

hey guys get a membership on coyote or hunt and ask if coyotes kill your livestock...see what they have to say. And little buddy i hutn for fur so i skin my predators. You shoot them with a 7mag and theyl already be skinned if ya get what im sayin. lol the 30 cals. are way to much gun in my opinion and the 22-250 is to big for my liking and the 22 rimfires are def not an option. This is just cuz i hunt for fur tho so. I like to use the 22 cal. centerfires like the 223, 218, 221, 220, and the 20 cal. 204 and 17 cal. 17 rem is my few favorites.
bigbucks98 is offline  
Old 02-17-2009, 05:50 AM
Nontypical Buck
RugerM77.270's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southeast Alabama
Posts: 1,625
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???


RugerM77.270 is offline  
Old 03-03-2009, 09:47 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 30
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???

my bro shot a coyote eith a 7mm mag this year . when he shot it it did a back flip and roled down a hile
huntnthefield is offline  
Old 03-11-2009, 11:07 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 22
Default RE: 7MM Magnum???

what are you trying to save the hide or something of coarse a 7mm mag will do about the best job on a coyote.if you think that getting a coyote hide tanned or even getting it mounted, it is kind ofsilly cuz thats not something you should be happy about.7mm mag is the pro way to go but really expensive so might want to get rich if wanting to buy one.

reinsmithpulling_08 is offline  

Quick Reply: 7MM Magnum???

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.