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Which gun should I use for coyotes?

Old 10-30-2020, 10:59 AM
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If you have or can borrow one use a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun with 2.75 inch #4 buckshot for the 12 ga ( 2.75 inch #3 buck for the 20 ga) Both are good coyote rounds and good for closer/moving coyotes. Just my 0.2 cents
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Old 11-09-2020, 06:28 AM
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AR15 / .223 is a much better option than any of those. I'm not a big fan of .17 HMR as a hunting rifle unless you're shooting squirrels.
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Old 12-28-2020, 01:39 AM
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A 223 Rem, 6 creed, or 6.5 Grendel, or the new 6mm ARC
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by coyotejim
If the .22, 17, and .357 are your only choices I would use the rifle that you are most comfortable with and most accurate. However, I would keep all my shots at 100 yards or less.
It's quite hard to understand which one is the most comfortable without using them at least once
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Old 04-19-2022, 05:24 AM
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The 17 hmr will do the job out to 150 yards. Not the idea gun for the job. But if thats only thing u got. I wouldn't use a fmj. Hornady 20gr xtp hp ammo. That bullet will get the job done.. I carry a 17 hmr when i am going after bobcats. I use a Hornady 20gr xtp hp. I dont like using a 20 or 22 cal on bobcats.
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Old 08-22-2022, 11:59 PM
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My prefered one is Rem 700 using 223 ammo, but in general it depends on distance and your accuracy. You can use anything from .17 to 6 creed and it's all going to work, but might need some more accuracy with lower cals. My go to is Federal, but I've heard Fiocchi makes pretty good 223 ammo , got few boxes of Fiocchi, Hornady and Double tap(never tried those) from this store, gonna test which one my rifle prefers

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