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25.06 for Coyotes?

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Unread 01-07-2010, 08:14 AM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

Originally Posted by KennyLL View Post
200 yds or closer.
At that close of distances, you won't notice any less wind drift with the 25-06 compared to the smaller fast 22's. At 200 or less, the .223 or other 22 centerfires will get yotes just as well as the 25-06. They would also be cheaper to shoot, quieter, and have less recoil. If you don't have a 22 CF, no need to buy one; the 25-06 will do the job. It probably will tear up more fur than the .204 or 223.......to each their own.
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Unread 01-07-2010, 09:54 AM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

Good advice from all. 25-06 more than enough cartridge and will take you way out there.

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Unread 01-12-2010, 02:39 AM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

I also use a 25/06 Ruger77 Stainless with the 24 inch barrel for coyotes and deer. It shoots Identical to my 6mm rem's and I personaly can't tell the difference in the two calibers only that the 6's are a little more accurate in my expeirence's with them. With the 75grn Vmax, 85 grn BT and Hornadys 87 grn spire point they are all equally deadly on the yotes in the 06. At 3500 fps to 3700 they are flat shooting enough to surpass most all of the 22's and buck the wind better. And step up to the 90 weights and above for the deer and elk hunts making it a versatile rd indeed. I think you picked an excellant choice for coyotes.
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Unread 01-14-2010, 06:03 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

A dead coyote is a dead coyote regardless of what it is shot with. Unless you are pelt hunting or hunting several areas relatively close where a smaller cal would benefit by making less noise. I shoot a coyotes with a custom 7mm with 168 Bergers and a 257 Wby with 115 Bergers
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Unread 01-14-2010, 06:15 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

25-06 will do the job, if you are looking to keep the pelts nice I would try a harder target bullet, it will pass thru with minimum expansion.

I took this one today as it was running away with a 223 52gr HP and it opened up significantly.

Coyotes :: Texas Hart Shot 223 52gr HP picture by wasgas - Photobucket
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Unread 01-14-2010, 08:13 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

+1, with previous replies.
25-06 good caliber for predators.
If you dont want to damage too much the pelts choose a hard point bullet and it will do just fine. I just hunted 3 of them these past weekend with a 25-06 and it worked very well.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 08:18 PM
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Re: 25.06 for Coyotes?

Not one thing wrong with the ought-six unless you have a need to save the skin. This is a favorite cartridge for antelopes, often requiring long-range shots, but it is just fine for smaller animals as well. I use either a .270 or a .22-250 for coyotes. Either cartridge nails 'em. It depends on which rifle I have sighted in and for which I have some reloads available. I don't save the hides and don't care what I shoot them with. I prefer the .270, merely because it weighs a lot less than the 250 and is a repeater, whereas the 250 is a single shot, far heavier and set up for bench rest. If I had my druthers, I would buy an AR-15 type rifle in .243, but our genius politicians in California have outlawed purchase of these types of so-called "assault weapons." As a result, I am considering a .243 in a Browning BAR or Savage bolt action. Haven't decided yet, but I have more than enough rifles to take care of Wily.
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