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30.06 and shotgun coyote rounds?

Old 10-26-2009, 09:35 AM
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So I've seen and heard more and more coyotes up north this year than ever and I'd like to try calling some this winter after deer season. The only problem is the only 2 weapons I could use would be either my 30.06 deer rifle w/ a 3-9X40 scope or my 12 ga Rem. Wingmaster in 3". I'd like to use the rifle so I don't have to get them right in my lap as it will be my first time trying to call coyotes, but I'm worried the 30.06 will tear them in half and there would be nothing left. I know this is kind of a bigger gun to be using for coyotes, but are there lighter loads out there, like I use 150 grain for deer, would I be able to find like a 100 grain cartridge? Should I try and get some fmj's if I can and they're legal? What about a shotgun load, because If I decide to hunt around home, it's in a shotgun only zone. Thanks for the info!
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:01 PM
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i use 150 grain, .30-06 but thats just me
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:34 PM
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maybe try a 110gn pill.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:35 PM
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If you are a good shot, any bullet weight should suffice with any 30 caliber round.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:37 PM
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Tear em to pieces then...
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:51 PM
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So basically what I'm hearing is just use my normal deer round? I can do that, no need to sight the rifle in again and it will be good practice in the off season. What about shotgun loads?
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:53 PM
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00 Buck. Or slugs.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:56 PM
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Try some Remington accelerator ammo...55gr.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/047700055305.html#

55PSP gr. bullet at 4080 fps has got Yote written all over it.

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:06 PM
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That's what I was looking for, not the $32 price tag though lol.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:24 PM
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I have quit a bit of experience with this. I was in your shoes when I was stationed at FT Carson, CO. I wanted to get into coyotes and bobcats. I had a 30-06 and a 12 guage Goldhunter. I used to 30gr acc for the 30-06 and blew two yotes to pieces. It didn't sit easy with me. It seemed a waste. So then I researched different rounds for the 12 guage. It came down to T shot, and Coyote heavy loads. The later cost to much so I went with a 3 inch T shot. I called a yote in and dropped him at 47 yds. I know some will say you need a reach out and touch'em gun. I shot 8 yotes and a bobcat last year. More then half were within 50yds. The only one was the bobcat I dropped at 250 yds with my .204.

Long story is you can hunt yotes with ur 12 guage. Just use the right shells.

My uncle hunts yotes in norhtern wi. He goes out at night with a night spotlight and hunts over guts piles after season. He's had some success with that.

Good luck
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