Originally Posted by jcooper1389
i have a .300 win mag and a 22 mag and i wasnt sure if the 300wm is too big or if the 22mag is too small...what can you do with a coyote carcass?? food?? slippers ?? tail souvenir or what? very new to coyote hunting and decided i wanna try it out..plus my uncle has a pest coyote problem thats trying to attack his dogs lol..so i got a spot..now just need a gun...ANY ADVICE????
Leave the .22 for small game they are nothing but squirrel guns.. I know peiople here swear by em but research and people will tell you the truth, jst because some freak 22 mag kills a coyote at 600 yards doesn't mean it will happen again soon.
in real life people have taken hits in the chest from .44 mags and lived, and people have died from chest hits from pocket .22's.. a FREAK happening is not normal.
Never hunted them with a .22 mag, but my friend who has killed numerous coyotes with his 22.250 has a hunting spot he can only use rimfires, him and his buddy go there. Every time he goes there he calls and tells me what happened, and the TRUTH is that the .22 mag is 50/50 kill or not killed, this is Indiana coyotes at 20-100 yards.. of course he does not add up the 50% and thinks it's 99%. those 7 killed and 7 ran away are more like to him 13 killed and one ran away now.
i've seen deer killed with .22 lr, it can be done, but ethical? not really Even coyotes being smaller need not to run away and suffer.. 2000 fps and 20 grains is not much weight or expansion, unless a perfect shot
use the .300 win mag, load up some 110 Vamx at around 3300 fps for massive damage and 100% kills or some heavyweight 200 grain matchkings for low expansion and long range wind bucking.
a cheap .223 is deadly also.