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Old 08-05-2012, 11:13 AM
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Re: what calibre for longer range coyote shooting!

I think a 510 Allen Mag would be perfect, you could kill em as far as you could see em.
Serioulsly though i think a 260 would be perfect.
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Re: what calibre for longer range coyote shooting!

.243 win, you can develope light loads that are pretty easy on pelts or push em' hard and heavy for longer shots. I really like mine.

If your going to do any volume of shooting, I would think about the .260 REM as well. It'll be way harder on pelts but way better on barrels and ballisticlly you can stretch it out a fair bit farther.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:28 AM
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Re: what calibre for longer range coyote shooting!

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243 ai


^^Excellent option right here, the 243 AI is a diamond in the rough. Of course i'm a 6mm freak so my opinion is somewhat biased

243 win < I still have one of these
243 AI < I used to have
6mm Rem <Don't own
6mm AI < One of my very favorites & won't be without one.
6mm-284 < King of the hill as far as i'm concerned & I love mine.


In my neck of the woods, hands down, the most popular cartridge by far is the 22-243 win with a fast twist bbl. 75-80grn V-Max @ ~3500fps is very flat shooting & is great 'yote medicine. I have a slow twist on mine as it is a rechambered 22-250. I'm playing with the 68grn Hornady Match with a BC in the .350 area. Not great I know but the velocity potential is obsurd


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Re: what calibre for longer range coyote shooting!

Quote....In my neck of the woods, hands down, the most popular cartridge by far is the 22-243 win with a fast twist bbl. 75-80grn V-Max @ ~3500fps is very flat shooting & is great 'yote medicine.

My friend in Texas has one and can't say enough good about it...it has a great BC as well... wish I had one.
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i took one hitting it twice at 725 this spring shooting a 243ai with 95 grain bergers. very accurate light recoil and easy to load
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K guys I have a 6.5/06 that I am looking at picking up so any and all help or thoughts on this let me know. Thanks.

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Re: what calibre for longer range coyote shooting!

The 6.5-06 will do the job for sure. I wouldn't worry about that. Just a slightly longer bolt throw, little more recoil. Flat shooting & hard hitting, my 'smith calls it the "poor man's 6.5x284" .

My dad shoots a 6.5-06AI & is in love with it.
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