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Old 12-21-2012, 10:35 AM
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Re: Long range coyote gun?

I use 6.5-284 and 260AI. I shot a coyote last year at 1300 with the 6.5. Bullet penciled through but coyote didn't go far. That was really pushing it but out to 800 or so they are both just dynamite.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:51 AM
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Re: Long range coyote gun?

I missed that he may use it as a deer gun, not sure how. That changes my response. You others have made some good suggestions. I'd probably stick w/ a 6mm (probably a .260, but a .243 would work too). All will work as long as he's not concerned about fur, and I'd image that they've got some good fur up there.

All of this may not matter as he's thus far we haven't heard back from him.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:44 AM
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Re: Long range coyote gun?

Here ya go:

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Re: Long range coyote gun?

Everyone talks about fur damage if you popping long range yotes that's just a chance we take. If your worried about this then call them in and CHOOT'EM with a. 17 hmr. The 243 is plenty good for deer out to a couple hundred yards and yotes way further. I'll let you in on a little secret used by smaller caliber hunter for years, don't go for a double lung shot hit them in the neck. (Deer). Coyotes don't matter. I've lived in Texas most of my life and I'm as use to 500-800 yard shots as most northerners are to 50 yarders but, I just can't see you needing a freakin 7mag. If worse comes to worse bust out the ol' 308
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Everyone talks about fur damage if you popping long range yotes that's just a chance we take. If your worried about this then call them in and CHOOT'EM with a. 17 hmr. The 243 is plenty good for deer out to a couple hundred yards and yotes way further. I'll let you in on a little secret used by smaller caliber hunter for years, don't go for a double lung shot hit them in the neck. (Deer). Coyotes don't matter. I've lived in Texas most of my life and I'm as use to 500-800 yard shots as most northerners are to 50 yarders but, I just can't see you needing a freakin 7mag. If worse comes to worse bust out the ol' 308
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:44 PM
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Re: Long range coyote gun?

My vote for a perfect long range coyote gun goes to the 25-06, then followed by the 243, 260, and 308. All are easy to load for and have good factory ammo available so you wont break the bank getting to learn your gun on the range, also they can all tap into medium game out to a good distance too. A little on the big side for fur though, if your looking for a fur gun ive used and have seen how good a 204 ruger works for furs, .20 hole in and nothing out yet the coyote is DRT
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:38 PM
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Bshield-coyotes are a small and challenging target. their sure kill zone is the size and shape of 120 once water bottle. even a 200 yard shot is pretty far . i have shot over 250 , longest 496 yards. you do not say budget or if you handload. you do not say what long range is. a remington hvy barrel 243, or a rem 700 with a krieger barrel in the caliber of your choice. a good combo coyote/deer gun would a be a sendero in 264 or 7mm. FEW if any factory rifles have the accuracy to shoot coyotes regularly at long range. Few rifleman have the practice/skill to do it regularly. when you add in the suggestion of a combo gun ............. i have two 6.5-284's with krieger barrrels.
Good Suggestions. The .260 belongs in there as well. That was the main reason I build my AR-260 and it has proven to be everything I'd hoped for.

Kinda nice it's good for white tails out to 800-900yds as well.
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