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.223 or .17 for coyotes????

Old 09-13-2004, 08:04 PM
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Hornady is at it again with a 20gr xtp 17 hmr round, its controled expansion. I think the veloctity is around 2350 with it, not bad. Its controlled expansoin, so it should work on anything you dont want to blow up.
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:17 PM
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Consider a .17 remington. I have a remington 700 LVSF that I have been real impressed with at the range. When it hits something it usually explodes. With a v-max bullets traveling at 4100 fps insides will vaporize on impact. I'm looking forward to getting out in the field with this thing.
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:52 PM
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You should realy do well with the 17 Rem. One man I talk to on the net loves his. It dont exit coyotes and leaves nearly NO visible pelt damage. Said it just liquifies the insides lol.
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Old 09-14-2004, 05:55 PM
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yea the 17 rem sure would go teh job on anything with over 4000 Fps CRAZY it more $$ to shoot but would do tha job if you were a confident shooter with the 17 hmr.
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Old 09-15-2004, 11:51 AM
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I use the same 22-250 my father used on coyotes when he was my age. With this gun my personal ability is always the limiting factor. Its never left me wishing for anything else.
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Old 09-15-2004, 01:26 PM
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I would go .223 rather than .22-250 because i've heard that the .22-250 creates more pelt damage if that your game, and if your shooting smaller varmints all the time like me then the .223 is more economical. I have the .17HMR and i don't think it is big enough to take a yote humainly unless you got a good shot and place it in the skull. .223 is dead smack in the middle between .17HMR and .22-250, i think
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Old 09-17-2004, 03:12 PM
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Fellow hunters, I appreciate all the responses I received!!!!! I believe the yotes will be feeling the "sting" from the .223!! Thanks Again!!!!!!!!1
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:37 AM
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Very smart decision the .223 is a blast
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Old 09-22-2004, 10:47 PM
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.17 is too light for coyotes in my opinion. I won't even take one of them things squirrel hunting.

I think .22's are too light for coyotes too. If you're going to use a .22 caliber, use a 22-250.

223, 243, 270, 30-06 all work for them.

I'm a firm believer in "there's no such thing as overkill." But if you're looking for minimal pelt damage...223 or 243 will be ideal.
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Old 09-22-2004, 11:48 PM
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EXCELLENT CHOICE!!!
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