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Old 11-27-2004, 01:31 AM
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the only two rifles i own is a howa 308 and a 22lr. which would be better for coyote hunting. and if you all have any info on how to get started on hunting coyotes. thanks Alvin
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Old 11-27-2004, 02:46 AM
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The 308 would be the best , the 22 will work too just your range is limited to about 60 to 75 yards and you will want to make head shots. I have killed alot of yotes with my 308. good luck
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Old 11-27-2004, 09:46 AM
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.308, definitely. If you wish to save the pelts, I'd look into buying a smaller center fire caliber.
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:46 PM
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I have a .308 and would advise the 110 gr ballistic tips... they do a number on coyote and varmints. If you can shoot them in the head to save the pelt.. I shot a couple in the chest and damn near flipped the coyote.
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Old 11-30-2004, 11:02 AM
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just use your 308 whith what you use for deer its good practice and aien't no reason for anything else
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Old 12-01-2004, 06:39 PM
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here's the true beauty of the .308...it is so popular that you can find or handload anything imaginable. A .308 is on my dream list, and it will be solely for fun, yotes, and deer (should Illinois ever legalize it).
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:10 AM
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The .308 will work fine. Shoot military surplus ammo. It's Full Metal Jackets, so they should do minimal damage to the pelt.
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:01 PM
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Default RE: is a 308 a good cal for coyote hunting?

The .308 is much better than the .22lr. For coyotes.

110 gran bullets would be your best choice but I don't know of any one that loads them aside from these the 150 grain bullets would be your second best choice.
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