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Best Coyote gun/caliber for my conditions?

Old 01-02-2010, 08:08 AM
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Hey guys its been a while since i been here so i don't recognize most of you but i figured id ask b/c ive been helped a lot by people here in the past. I am looking for a new coyote gun and i want one that i can use in many conditions and circumstances that i hunt in. I need a gun that is capable of taking coyotes out to 500 yards and i need one that can make quick shots at close ranges in thick woods. Im using a borrowed gun right now and like ti but i cant put a scope or anything that i want on it so i need something of my own. I have a budget but i wont tell you until i get some ideas first. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:18 AM
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Out to 500 yards screams .243Win or other 6mm to me. The .22s are going to suffer a bit that far out.

You can't have a gun that's perfect for long shots and close snap shots at the same time, there are trade-offs to idealize for either scenario. If you like ARs that's one way to go, if you like bolt guns you can get a Savage and that will be really easy on your budget.

The easiest way to make sure you can do both close and far shots is to be careful on the optics you select. The Bushnell 6500 line offers a 2.5-16X magnification range, which would make for easy close shots and good magnification for 500 yds.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:24 PM
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Thanks spaniel. I was actually looking at fixed magnification. I have been looking at the .243 b/c of its popularity and avalibility.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:40 PM
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Either the .243 or the .223 will do the job just fine for you.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:08 PM
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.243 or .270
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:49 PM
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.223 its cheaper and alot easier/fun to shoot.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:53 PM
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thanks guys. i really appreciate the info it looks like the .243 has a humble following
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