Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06
Guys shooting coyotes with a 22 mag and telling of their success is sort of like gamblers that tell you how much they won last night, but don't tell you how much they lost the previous 4 times out, LOL!
Exactly, You know even heavy hitting varmint calibers like the 22-250, 243 and 25-06 do have failures sometimes, even with Vmax, TNT and Ballistic tips sometimes!!! not often.
. I have heard of a guy shot one with a Amax and it ran 20 yards with all it's blood gone..or blowed out... Yet we hear the stories of a billion times out of a billion the 22 mag is absolute death on Coyotes 150 yards or less.
The stores of elk killed with the243.. one guy kills one at 500 yards with one shot and then everyone thinks it's 100% under 500 yards.
The 22 mag story on hear of 550 yards is a little stretching it. I man at 550 yards a pellet gun has more power at 20 yards. I'm sure a well placed 22 cal pellet gun is also enough for coyotes if shot under 30 yards and a well placed shot..
I am not saying no one has killed them with the 22 mag, but from people I know that have shot them with it is 50/50 in real life! with many hunts!
I'm sure if all the coyotes was shot in the head or heart it would be 100%.
any shot that is not absolutely perfect and the dog runs for 20 miles.
where a 22-250 with a 53 grain vmax, you can hit it anywhere and the shock from the velocity will turn it's insides to gelatin.