Re: Advice on a Coyote Gun
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I have been looking into getting a rifle for Coyote hunting and was wondering if you could pass on your experiences with the various makes & models.
So far, I've looked at the Remington 700 VSF and VSSF II. The Savage 12BVSS, 12FVSS, and the 12 Varminter low profile. Weatherby Vanguard Sub-MOA Varmint. Browing A-bolt Varmit Stalker.
I've decided on a 22-250 Remington for the calibur. Your advice is appreciated.
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I have owned a few 22-250's as coyote rigs. My 2 current coyote guns are a 6mm Rem. and a 6br. the bullet of choice in the 6mm Rem is the 87 grain Vmax @ 3450fps, and in my br the 75 grain Vmax @ 3350 fps gets the nod. as others have stated for longer range shooting go with something in 6mm. Run some numbers on a ballistics program and you will see that a factory tube 22-250 (14 twist) shooting bullets to 55 grains runs out of poop fast past 350 yards, not to mention the wind drift. The 6mm Rem. also doubles as a great antelope/deer gun.