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Coyote Rifles

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Unread 09-04-2009, 08:12 PM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

My god guys let the man build a rifle -then again there are a lot of great factory offerings.

243 would be great -i have a 25-06 and love it -6.5-284 would be cool -30-06AI shooting 110vmax or 125nbt's has crossed my mind. Uuhh yeah 260AI can't get much cooler than that.

26" #4 contour no muzzlebreak -see there i was helpfull.
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Unread 09-05-2009, 10:02 PM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

I think a Sendero in 25-06 would make a great coyote rifle. I also think a Sendero in 300 RUM would make a great coyote rifle

Any of those cartrdges you listed would be cool.

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Unread 09-06-2009, 12:32 AM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

fellow hunters, getting back to the original question while all the answers were good and for the most part partical, what is a good coyote rifle. Now we need to know for calling or long range i.e. in excess of 250yards, how far to carry if that is an issue, consider that a lot of shooting will or might be off hand, our fellow hunter is he looking for a build or off the shelf rifle to start with? Are tjere ptjer uses that like deer hunting that it will be used for? Does he have a budget that he has to stick with. These are some of the questions that I asked myself. From what I gather, he is interested in a good handling coyote caliber that can be used for deer hunting with a moderate budget to begin his quest. There are many answers and information to offer. Manufactured rifle in 243, 25 06, 260 or similar calibers. Since pelts are not an issue, perhaps a 308. Hope I haven't stepped on your good suggestions but summed things up for a fellow hunter. Have a great day.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 10:22 AM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

6br or 6X47lapua

I have a 6X47lapua

I think the 6X47 if you want a repeater

115dtac 3050fps with 41.2 VV560

3000+ barrel life.

I have harvested deer out to 750-800yds. with this setup last year and smacked quite a few coyotes with it.

#5 or sendero contour(easier to shoot longer ranges with a heavier rifle)
stock with adjustable cheek piece.
my 6X47 is a little heavy but it makes spotting hits easy so no brake is nec. in my opinion

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Unread 09-06-2009, 11:13 AM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

I like my LH Savage .223 for varmints etc. But I am still on search for one rifle for everything. I set up a LH Sav 270 that I thought might be it, but altho it only weighs 7.7 lbs in full dress I dont like the shorter 22" barrel. I like the .243 I saw tha twould match my wfies .243, but I wouldnt uses either for elk. A friend in Canuckistan is trying to sell me onthe merits of the 25.06 as a do all rifle and, doggone it, I'm thinking he may be on to something. I think a LH Rem 700 or Ruger 77 either or with 24" bbl would pretty well take care of all my needs. Maybe it's time to have a sale of my excess rifles again. Anyway good luck on your search.

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Unread 09-06-2009, 12:32 PM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

My budget for the rifle would be around $2500.
My thoughts are:
Surgeon action
#4 contour fluted barrel - 24 to 2f"
Stock? Something with a high comb - don't like adjustable cheek pieces - any recommendations
. I'm open to laminated or synthetic.
Scopes - I would love a Nightforce 5.5x22 if I could swing it otherwise a Zeis with ballistic reticule.
I will check out ballistics on the calibers everyone has recommended. Would use the gun for varmits to antelope.
Rather tha spend money on a custom gun would it be best to buy a Remington Sendero 25-06 and get the Nightforce for sure?
Thanks for everyones input so fart.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 01:44 PM
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Re: Coyote Rifles

I think I would go factory, maybe aftermarket stock if needed, just to make sure you could get the Nightforce. It sucks to have a gun that out shoots your optic, I'm currently in this boat.
For the cal. something that will shoot a heavy 22 cal or a 6mm maybe even 6.5 would be more alluring to me than a 25 cal. I shoot a 250AI and love it but if I had the dollars to do something I would lean to the better ballistics of the 6mm or 6.5.
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