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Old 02-15-2009, 06:21 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

.204 FTW! Just as I thought...
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:52 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

I live in Kansas so wind can be from 5 to 25 mph in a typical day and range would be 0 to 500 yards
500 yards is most likely the farthest shot that would be taken on a coyote or bobcats


thank you for all the answer that everyone has given so far you have help me find out more on the best coyote and bobcats gun
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:07 AM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

I hate to say this but I dont think its possible. In my expierenc all the varmit cartridges I have tried, (204,223,22-250,243,6mm) all have there times where they will leave holes or not. I have shot yotes with all of the above and they all work. some leaving largeholes and some blowing up inside. as far as cats i have only shot them with the 204 and 223 with both leaving large exit holes. i have since went with the 17hmr for cats if im wanting pelt preservation. you could try the 17fireball and see if it exits or not. its just my expierence though.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:31 AM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

Hello, Im new to this sight, but I saw your question and thought I would give my 2 cents, for what it's worth. I'm a federal trapper in Wyoming and my go to gun is a hevy barrel rem 700 in 220 Swift. This may be one to look at because of the versitility. Wide range of bullets and loads to choose from. Might be something to consider, good luck.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:14 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

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Hello, Im new to this sight, but I saw your question and thought I would give my 2 cents, for what it's worth. I'm a federal trapper in Wyoming and my go to gun is a hevy barrel rem 700 in 220 Swift. This may be one to look at because of the versitility. Wide range of bullets and loads to choose from. Might be something to consider, good luck.
I would Think that that would be a sweet job! But isnt the 220 swift a little over kill on pelts?
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:42 AM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

It's funny with a swift. I've killed hundreds of coyotes with diffrent weight bullets and I think alot if the damage depends on where you hit them, how close they are and how heavy a bullet your using. My thoughts with what he was saying are the advantages of a heavier faster bullet at those ranges/ wind conditions. If not for that, then yes I would agree thats probably not the best caliber. I have had to call, snare and trap enough wounded coyotes to say that a little sewing is worth putting them down hard, for sure, first shot. If you wound a coyote and it cant catch it's normal prey, you may well have created a stock killer. Just some thoughts. I wish him the best of luck with what ever he decides to go with.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:07 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

gvt trapper your job must be fun
what load do you use and do you hand load you 220 swift
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