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25.06 for Coyotes?

 
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:04 PM
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25.06 for Coyotes?

I am relatively new to coyote hunting. I have a 25-06 Weatherby. Is this an adaquate size rifle for coyotes or should i get a smaller caliber? I live in SW Minnesota where the wind blows all the time!!!
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:21 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

It is a great caliber for coyotes. I use a 270wsm usually for coyotes. but the 25-06 will buck the wind well for where you are. you may need to use hunting bullets if you are wanting the hide. cause obviously some bullets are going to tear up some hide.


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Old 12-29-2009, 09:20 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

The 25/06 is a great rifle for yotes!

Unless your just looking for an excuse to buy a new rifle?
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:45 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

I used to use a 25-06 Ruger M77 MarkII Target Rifle for windy days in the prarie dog towns. I would load 85 gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips at 3600' / sec.

The trajectory was very similar to my 220 swift with 55 gr loads @ 3750' / sec. but the wind bucking ability was what set the 25-06 a step above. WAY less wind drift at 400 and 500 yds!!

I did shoot a few coyotes with that load in 25-06. Didn't really tear them up any worse than the 220 Swift did.

Personally, I think the 25-06 is one of the best all around (varmints/predators, antelope/deer, even close range elk)
factory cartridges available today. 100 or more rounds a day at prarie dogs gets a little tough on the collar bone but overall very pleasant to shoot.

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Old 01-04-2010, 10:10 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

I own a .223 also a 22-250 and a 25-06. I have used all three on coyotes and I prefer the 25-06.
The landscape I hunt is wide open and windy most of the time. I use the 115 g. balistic tip. Same load for coyotes and deer. I have thought about using a lighter bullet for coyotes but decided againts it. The heavier bullet bucks the wind great and I have really got familiar with this combo. Don't have to resight the gun or work up a different load. It works for me to keep it simple.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:50 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

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I am relatively new to coyote hunting. I have a 25-06 Weatherby. Is this an adaquate size rifle for coyotes or should i get a smaller caliber? I live in SW Minnesota where the wind blows all the time!!!
more than enough I would not hesitate using my daughters ruger to take one out to 600 yrds. she has two loads for this gun the 75 gr vmax and the nossler 100 gr balistic tip
how far are you looking to shot?
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:20 AM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

200 yds or closer.
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