Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats
An RU-46 space modulator of course! Marvin the Martian knows that when you absolutely must kill a varmint, the laser gun is what you go for.
Seriously, no such thing (as far as I know). And if you figure out how to get a single rifle to perform perfectly across the entire spectrum of hunting conditions that you may encounter, let me know, cause I want whatever you got!
As far as pelt damage goes, there's two options:
1) light bullets goin fast enough to blow apart within the body cavity, thus turning said vermin off while not making huge exit wound. This is tricky, because it the bullet blows up too late you're gonna use your whole roll of dental floss trying to sew up the pelt.
2) FMJ's; non expanding bullets that will roughly make the same size hole going out as going in. Once again tricky, but not nearly as much so as the former as you gotta hit some pretty major bone and blow it apart in order to ruin the pelt. However, you're gonna be trackin' a heck of alot more.