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Coyote Rifles

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Old 09-03-2009, 08:40 AM
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Coyote Rifles

If you were going to build a rifle for coyote hunting how would you build it?
Caliber - 25-06, 6.5x284, 260AI, 30-06AI ???
Barrel - contour - length - twist - muzzle break?
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:49 AM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

Good Heck....Why do you want a cannon for coyotes?

Start talking .22, .20 or .17 calibers then you'll be in the ball park.....

I love my .20BR!
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:04 AM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

Get a .243 Win. with a 1:8" twist barrel to shoot the 105 gr. bullets about 22" - 24" long. This should be all the medicine you need from 50 - 1000 yards.

Medium to heavy contour with a synthetic or fiberglass stock and a Leupold scope with target turrets to dial in the shot. Built on a Remington 700 action of course!

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Old 09-03-2009, 11:53 AM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

My advice is a light rifle in the same calibers 17,204, 223, 22-350, 243 depending on your situation. Are you going to be calling from improvised stands and have to carry the rifle, and normal shots 0-250yards. You can improve the distance with a heavier barrel etc. if you are primarily doing long range shooting and not having to carry the rifle for long distances. Another question, do you want to save the hide for resale? Then reloading is the way to go. In any event you will have some losses in determining what is the right bullet to use

My $.02
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:34 PM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

I won't be having to carry the rifle far enough where a couple of pounds would make any great difference. Shots may be out to 300-400yds. At this time I am not looking to save the hides. I will be reloading for it. The 243 sounds like an interesting option - I could also use that for antelope.

Thanks for the input
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:04 PM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

I am thinking of a 243 or a 260 remington. Probably built on a savage 110 action with a shillen barrel, sss trigger, recoil lug, tactical bolt handle. Scope would be harder for me to decide on but I have a falcon menace ffp on the way that I hope I will like
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:54 PM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

I'd buy a Savage model 12 low profile in a fast twist for 60-70 gr bullets or the 243, I'm partial to the 22-250. Both will bust goats and coyote very well.
Then take the money I'd save on a stock savage, bed it and buy Nightforce glass, load and shoot.
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