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Old 03-31-2014, 07:27 AM
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Default Which Gun should i use for Coyote Hunting.

Im planning on going coyote hunting this coming weekend and really need some advice on what gun to use. i have:
Ruger 30-06
Remington Model 7 7mm-08
and a 2-20 swift
which gun should i use. i am not really woried about the pelt or anything like that and i also have the 7mm-08 and the 30-06 dead on at 300 yards. i will being hunting over a big field also.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:47 PM
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220 Swift will reach em and smash em flat.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:58 PM
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Your .220 swift was built for that kind of work !

However, the .7MM -08 would be appropriate, if you are taking long shots on a regular basis in strong winds and don't care about the pelts.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:46 AM
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imo coyotes are a vermin that need to be eraticated by whatever means possible i regularly hunt'em with an ought six so just use what you have at the time..plus those bugers can be tough to kill sometimes i knew a guy who shot one with a 50 cal muzzleloader goes up to see if its dead and the thing jumps up and runs..we call it zombie coyote happy0157:
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:14 AM
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Thanks for the fast response i think im going to go with the swift
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:13 AM
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I use a 220 Swift and it is good medicine to make a coyote a good one. It will reach out a very long way. How ever if the wind is much over 5 MPH you best know the round you are using well. I would take the 7MM08 in a wind 10MPH and over.

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Old 04-06-2014, 07:57 AM
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The .220 Swift is the best choice out of the larger Calibers You mentioned.

Once You get into Coyote/Predator Hunting and decide You want to have a Coyote,Fox or Bobcat mounted You'll find a lighter caliber Gun is the route to take in doing less hide/fur damage or if You give the Predators away to a Trapper that will take the time to skin them out and sell the hides then less damage is what You should strive for.

A lighter weight bullet will go faster and shoot flatter at longer distances and a bullet like a V-max or ballistic tip bullet should be easier on the hides!
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:03 AM
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220 swift!!! cheaper to reload as well. Use a fmj and pelts should be o.k. except they are or have been rubbing for some time!!! Either way, knock em flat!!!!! I hit one with 180 gr 30-378 and he was only put together by one ligament. Only rifle with me at the time. Have fun if your out calling!!!
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:49 AM
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Thumbs up best cal

I use a 220 swift, and a 243 win.
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