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Old 08-28-2002, 06:08 AM
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Default ..25-06...For coyote are they good???

..Just a simple question?Why dont i read alot of talk about the 25-06 for coyote,is it because of PELT damage seems like this would be a wonderful caliber,what do you think coyoteseeker???????.

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Old 08-28-2002, 05:04 PM
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My opinion is, it's more gun than needed, and yes the pelt damage would be greater than necassary, although I believe you could use a heavier bullet, one suited for big game, and the pelt damage would be minumul, do to the heavier bullet not expanding so violantly due to the smaller bones of the coyote. I know one guy that shoots his .300 win. mag. for everything, including coyotes, and damage is not near what you would believe, again due to the heavy bullets aren't designed for the smaller critters. Effective, OH YES, but I don't like to pay for anymore bullet than is needed, to dispatch a coyote. I say, use what ya got, most calibers will do the job, and if ya can shoot it good, well that's that much better.
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Old 08-30-2002, 12:26 PM
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The 25-06 is definitly not good for the coyote . Makes a very big hole .
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Old 08-30-2002, 12:35 PM
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Default RE: ..25-06...For coyote are they good???

However IF you were thinking of a duel purpose rifle the 22.250 is not legal in most states for Deer but the 25-06 is.

If only for 'yotes, I would agree there are better choices.


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Old 08-30-2002, 07:39 PM
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i think howler coverd this topic very well.as far as a duel purpose rifle,if i could only have one rifle and wanted to hunt both coyote and deer,i would go for a 243 over a 25-06.don't get me wrong the 25-06 is a fantastic round,its just a little much for coyote.
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