Re: Low recoil rifle for whitetails and coyotes. Opinions?
Quite the discussion going on.
243 Win, should do all you need. Sharp but light recoil IMO.
257 Roberts, grew up shooting one, still miss that 722. One of the classics, I like the Bob with 24" barrel (the 250 Savage is very similar, just less case capacity in stock form)
6.5 Creedmoor, have one. Love it, don't miss the Bob so much.
7mm-08, with the 120 gr bullets, easy. 139-140, still does all you ask.
I bought a SS, synthetic Savage in 250 Savage a couple years ago when they did a run of 250 and 300 Savage for something? I really bought to rebarrel to 257 Robert imp, but having so much fun with the 250 Savage(stock), just kept. Shoots way better than my Gramps 99 in same cal.
Those are my opinions, let us know what you go with.