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Old 09-24-2017, 10:29 PM
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So I want to buy a dedicated coyote gun. I know I want a 22 250. I don't really need a bull barrel becuse it a coyote gun. The problem is I don't know what gun to buy. I have looked at the Model 70 featherweight which I own a 270. I like the Winchester gun. I have also looked at Kimber, Christensen Mesa, and many others. What do you guys have and what would you suggest? Budget is around $1200 or so. Thanks for your help.

I prefer wood over laminate but up for suggestions. Most shots would be under 300 yards but would like to be able to shoot 500 if needed.

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Old 09-25-2017, 04:01 AM
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I have and have hunted with since the late 80's a savage 110.I put simmons 4-12x40 on it the day i bought it, It has been a very accurate and reliable rifle all these years. A few years ago I bought a Remington 700 in 22-250 that shoots pretty good as well but not quit as well as the 110. I have always wanted to try one in the model 70 (beautiful rifles) but not sure I need another 22-250 and for the extra cost I am sure that its not going to shoot any better than the savage
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:06 AM
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well I have many 22-250's but all were heavy barreled rifles, and like you I wanted a lighter one for walking and coyote hunting
so a few yrs back, I started looking, and I found the Mossberg Patriot rifle to about fit my needs
http://www.mossberg.com/category/ser...sberg-patriot/

now they make it ion a TON of different configurations, they didn;t have at the time I got mine
but its been super accurate sub 1 MOA on factory ammo, and with some playing I am sun 1/2 MOA now

a lot of nice features for not a lot of cash, little crude on machining and cycling of bolt , but for a beater gun I don't have a lot of $$ into, its very accurate and does all I want
I snow camo'd mine , as most times I hunt it seems to be in snow any more?
but it gets my vote
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by wernerjd View Post
So I want to buy a dedicated coyote gun. I know I want a 22 250. I don't really need a bull barrel becuse it a coyote gun. The problem is I don't know what gun to buy. I have looked at the Model 70 featherweight which I own a 270. I like the Winchester gun. I have also looked at Kimber, Christensen Mesa, and many others. What do you guys have and what would you suggest? Budget is around $1200 or so. Thanks for your help.

I prefer wood over laminate but up for suggestions. Most shots would be under 300 yards but would like to be able to shoot 500 if needed.
Howa 1500 Lightweight, they can be had for around $350-400, then spend the remainder of your budget on ammo and a quality scope.

Just saw you want wood tho...the Howa isn't much help in that regard.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:23 AM
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Winchester's are great Rifles....check into the Tikka Lites,Browning and CZ USA Rifles also.Half the fun is shopping around and finding the right Gun You'll enjoy using,sighting in and Hunting with!
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