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Old 02-17-2009, 03:05 PM
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Yeah, it's a good job, it's alot of work. At times there can be alot of pressure with it, where you have to get "the" coyote, not "a" coyote, or lion , bear,or whatever is killing livestock. Anyway, yes I do hand load. Currently I'm using win brass, cci benchrest primers, 64 grain berger's with 34.8 grains of reloader 15. I just re barreled so this is a new load for me, but the holes are touching on 3 shot groups. Thats good for now. This is actually one of the reasons I joined this sight, because I have never learned to prepare brass (other than the basics of course) and I want to learn how to do that, and whatever else I can for accuracy.
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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.

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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

Have a guestion for you guys,do any of you change guns, often?i shoot a204, a22-250 and 243, and change about one a week, they all do the job but the 22-250, seems to be my best long range gun,but most of the yotes i kill are inside 250 yrds.
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Have a guestion for you guys,do any of you change guns, often?i shoot a204, a22-250 and 243, and change about one a week, they all do the job but the 22-250, seems to be my best long range gun,but most of the yotes i kill are inside 250 yrds.
I keep with the same gun for yotes i tend to like it better than the rest btw how does the 204 do on yotes
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i like the 204, most of the time, but it has its limits, dont use it on windy days, i dont get much pelt damage with it,usuallyjust a pin hole on shoulder shots.no pass threws, and its light to carry, but there are a lot of hogs here on the ranch and its to light for hogsand i bump into themall the time when calling yotes. So i always carry a 44 mag hand gun.its nice to have along.
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i like the 204, most of the time, but it has its limits, dont use it on windy days, i dont get much pelt damage with it,usuallyjust a pin hole on shoulder shots.no pass threws, and its light to carry, but there are a lot of hogs here on the ranch and its to light for hogsand i bump into themall the time when calling yotes. So i always carry a 44 mag hand gun.its nice to have along.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:07 AM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

There is no such thing as an all around gun. Each caliber has a specific use although you will get some overlapping in use at different ranges and game.
I shoot a 22/250 in a Weatherby Super Varmint Master, with a Leupold VXlll 8.5X25-50MM Long Range Target scope on top. I am good out to 500 if I do my part for ground hogs. For yotes I should be good out to 300. If I want more range I would have to go to a 6mm and a heaver bullet. When you are varmint hunting bullet selection is most important. You stated you do not wish to damage pelts. Choose a FMJ goes in and out with the same 22 size hole, no expansion.
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