Re: 30 caliber coyote rifle
If I were you, I'd look into a .257 Roberts AI, if you want a short-action. If you want a long-action, that opens up a broad spectrums of options. The #1 on that list should be the .257 Weatherby Mag.
If you were to shoot either one of those, the 115gr Berger VLD would be the absolute meanest bullet around for it.
No coyote would be limping off after getting smacked by a 115 VDL moving 3,300+ out of a .257 Wby...
Just my thoughts.
I wish I had all those calibers, but I don't. I have had a few smaller calibers in bolt guns, like a Howa 1500 .223, Ruger 77 200th Anniversary heavy-barrel .220 Swift, Rem 700 custom in .22-250, etc... I was simply listing a bunch of calibers that would be good long-range coyote guns.
I love my .257 Wby and take it whitetail hunting on a very regular basis. It is very versatile from anything Antelope sized on down to chucks, prairie dogs, etc...
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