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Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

 
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:21 PM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

Lets not forget, no matter how fast a rifle can push a bullet it is useless for long range, if it is of marginal accuracy. I would like to hit what I'm shooting at and at least make a humane kill. Rifles that are notoriously inaccurate, just don't get it in my book as a long range hunting rifle. I won't/don't hunt predators with a rifle that won't at least shoot a 3 shot 1/2" group consistently.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:34 PM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

Try the 120 gr barnes x bullets in your wsm. I've shot quite a few yotes out of my 7mmstw with those. If you stay out of the shoulder, it didn't seem to do too much damage. Not my normal yote gun, just targets of opportunity while deer hunting.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:42 PM
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Lets not forget, no matter how fast a rifle can push a bullet it is useless for long range, if it is of marginal accuracy. I would like to hit what I'm shooting at and at least make a humane kill. Rifles that are notoriously inaccurate, just don't get it in my book as a long range hunting rifle. I won't/don't hunt predators with a rifle that won't at least shoot a 3 shot 1/2" group consistently.
which rifle do you consider inaccurate? I refuse to shoot an inaccurate rifle and all of mine are properly bedded by a very competent person and are accurate as all get out. as you are aware, accuracy has 2 major components, the rifle and the shooter. Both can and do screw up. Have I screwed up? You bet I have. Try shooting for 40 years without making a mistake. On the other hand, I can handle my own out to about 600 yards with my 30-378 and with practice, probably further (the original 1000 yard record also set by a Chronister was about 3 inches and set with a 30-378). Shooting varmint rifles to me is like shooting a 22. Little recoil and usually accurate -- have shoot some that were not accurate but never at a varmint. I practice shooting so I minimize "me mistakes".

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Old 09-04-2008, 08:27 PM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

I have a 25-06AI Sendero that does quite well. I still have some 125 Wildcats, I hope Richard still has those.
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

A 25-06AI should work very well. Reasonably comparable to my 257 weatherby. I actually debated about which to get and still might get an AI.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:04 PM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

I shoot a 243ackley out to 800 with 80gr seirra fmj's and 75gr barnes solids in my 6br they shoot great and leave a tiny hole, I havent shot anything with the 6br past 600 so cant say with any certainty of its performance past 600, but as for the 243 i have shot a pile of hogs and dogs with it and have no complaints. I think a 6mm-06 ackley with 100-120gr solids would be great medicine if someone built bullets that heavy in solid form.
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:05 PM
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Re: Best cal for long range Coyotes?????

I agree totally. I have a 240 weatherby that I know will do fine as a varmint rifle. Will have to buy another one since the one I have is a collectors 240 and worth quite a bit. If I put a scratch on the stock, I would probably shoot myself:-)

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