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Old 02-14-2009, 10:56 PM
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best gun for coyote and bobcats

I am look for the best over all coyote and bobcat gun that will work at all ranges with out to much damage to the pelt
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:05 AM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

Depending on what "All Ranges" means to you...the .204 is quite the pelt saver. I'm pretty sure Remington offers the R-15 in .204 and having a semi is a bonus when hunting predators incase of misses. Mount a nice LR scope up top with a pretty low "starting" power and you have one hell of a Predator Cannon! (That's also easy on the Pelt )
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:32 AM
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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.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:07 AM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

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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.

Kudos to you for posting this reply! I also agree that there is no such animal as a "Perfect Rifle'. The best thing about coyote hunting is that one can own many different rifles for different situations.

My fur rifles are allot easier on pelts than my contest rifles are.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:02 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

Hello everyone,

I'm new here as far as posting go's but have had a username for quite sometime. I just had a 204 built last year & have taken 7 yotes with it here in the last couple of months. Everyone has had a pin hole entry with no exit & not a one made it out of there tracks except to do a little spin dance, but expiring within seconds. I'm pushing 39gn blitzkings behind 27.5 grains of IMR-4895. The furthest kill has only been 217 yds. The 204 is way more fur friendly than my .223 has been & the penetration has been far superior so far.I Got a lot of splash wounds from the .223, where the .204 seems to be transfering the energy where you want it, in the animal.

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Old 02-15-2009, 03:31 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

No doubt that a .204 will do the job out to ~400 in low wind (emphasis on low wind). For long dogs you probably want to move up to the 6/6.5 cartridges though.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:10 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

You Heard them the .204 is the way to go id prove it if u and dave didn't get so trigger happy!
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