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Old 10-24-2003, 08:59 AM
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Long range coyote rifle?

I was begining to ponder this question when I stumbled on to this site. Seems there are lots of info to be had on these pages.I need a rifle solely for coyotes out to 500 yards. The ability to buck wind is of major concern.I would like a factory cartridge that later could be Improved.
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Old 10-24-2003, 09:38 AM
 
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

.260remington would get my vote. shoot 140amax or 142smks.
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Old 10-24-2003, 09:45 AM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

If by factory you mean that you do not reload, I would suggest either the .223 or the .308. The .223 can pretty well to 500 yards, but the .308 with the heavier bullets would be better in the wind.

Personally I would go with the .308 for versatility and the readily available match grade ammo. It will easily be effective out to and beyond 500 yards on coyotes and even larger game with match ammo shooting Sierra Matchkings.
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Old 10-24-2003, 10:35 AM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

I should have been more clear. I do reload but I am not ready to takle a wildcat round right now. I already own a Ruger 22-250 but would like to have a little more bullet after 300 yards. I do alot of hunting in the wheat fields and usualy the ranges are 300 and beyond. I also own a 7mmRM but believe that is a little much for coyotes.
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:12 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

a SAVAGE 110 varmint with an aftr market barrel in 6.5/06 and 123 gr Lapua shoot as lazer beam at 500 yards

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Old 10-24-2003, 03:07 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

In stock calibers the 25-05 or the new 270 WSM. I am finding the 270 WSM to be nice caliber. It will reach out and touch stuff.

Load data for 90 and 100 grn bullets over 3600. Using a speer HP 90 pushing 3780 would put a hurting on a Yote. Dual purpose that it would still work for white tail and elk with the heavy bullet selection. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

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Old 10-24-2003, 10:31 PM
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Re: Long range coyote rifle?

308, 155 grain Palma bullet at 3000 FPS. Fired from a 24-26" barrel these bullets have a BC of around .500-.505 The accuracy needed for these small creatures at those distances is nearly unmatched. With the slower twists in the 308 vs. 6mm or 7mm, the torque upon recoil isnt near as bad.
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