Originally Posted by Willem Gertenbach
Bullet Bumper.This is simple just wait,wait.... until that furball is almost ontop of you, hold in the middle and sqeeze the trigger.Whatever you do, as long as you have ammo...don't run!
I use big gun's with open sights for hunting big cats and the likes.
I think I will go with a 10 x or maybe 16 x fixed power after all.With good glass I am sure I will get the job done.
REM 243 let me know how this worked out for you.
What I can tell you is that we hardly ever hunt Jackal (I think they are a little bit smaller than Cyotes) with scoped cranked up above 8 power.This is shooting them with 22-250 at aroud 300 yards and less.I don't know how you hunt Cyotes (would love to do it when i am over in the States again) but we hunt Jackal at night calling them with a predator caller limiting the range somewhat.
Fair enough I get your point. I am not in the US unfortunately . I'm in Australia and we don't have Wolves or Coyotes . We have Dingos and feral dogs . The 243 works real good on feral dogs shooting from a bi-pod with a powerful scope . For walking around the bush I mainly use a 308 W or 30-06 .
No yellow fur balls to worry about but the King Brown snakes can kill you pretty quick and they are very hard to hit with a bullet .
I would never run away from any game , it would be a good death . I'm an ex Vietnam veteran and I've been under fire and all kinds of stress a lion would not bother me .
We hunt a lot at nightime also with spotlights it's an easy way to get game.