Re: Need a started long range varmint and coyote rifle!
The 243 is a wise choice, real simple and straight forward! If your looking at reaching out there you'll want to watch the twist rate, a lot of the varmint style rifles are slower twist for light speedy bullets. A heavier barrel but short is great, it steadies well and you can track on a dog also if you keep the length down.
If I had the coin I would go with that 40 Turbo in an AR platform, I can't think of a better way to be set up for shooting dogs!!!
My current rifle is a 270 WSM with 110 TTSX, I can shoot them as far as I can see them, and it hits them with authority like nothing I've shot a coyote with, but it's not a typical coyote rifle.
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!
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