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Old 06-18-2009, 06:05 AM
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RDM, THE 25-06 WIL REALLY DO THE JOB ON COYOTES ANDMOST ANYTHING ELSE, DOWN HERE, IN S.TEX. IVE BEEN COLLECTING GUNS FOR A LONG TIME AND ENJOY 99% OF THEM , EVERY NOW AND THEN I WILL PULL OUT ONE OF THE OLD ONES , AND USE IT FOR A HUNT , THEY ARE ALL FUN TO SHOOT,LIKE AN REM. 38-55 FALLING BLOCK, SINGLE SHOT , OR AN OLD 405 WIN.LEVER GUN, THEY ARE NOT FAST OR LIGHT, BUT THE 405 WIN . YOU CAN SHOOT AT A PIG , THEN SIT DOWN LIGHT A SMOKE AND DRINK HALF A CUP OF COFFEE BEFORE IT GETS THERE BUT WHEN IT HITS LIGHTS OUT FOR MISTER PIG. THE MAIN THING IS BE SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR GUNS NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:39 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

h and k 630 . 3X10X40 leup . leup dot. 50 grain balistic tip
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:24 AM
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I’ve had two H&K 630’s in my life; and regretted selling both of them. I used a 6X M8 Leupold with both the rifles, along with H&K’s QD 04 a bullet proof scope ring’s and mounts system. I had quite a few of their 4 and 10 rounds magazine at one time, the last rifle I had four of each for…. That’s a lot for that type of rifle.
Accuracy on both rifles was excellent, it was the main reason I bought the second rifle after selling the first; the rifle bested most of my “most” accurate bolt .223’s with room to spare. At that time for hunting I used Speer 52gr HP for most of my Yote’s; it was a “murder machine” for Yotes... Capable of shots out to the max for cartridge and bullet; on a first round miss the correction was made and the second round was down range in a blink. The rifle was light; fitting the hunter like a glove and extremely comfortable to carry in the field... I sure liked the ability to pop of the scope and use the iron sights on those really close in stands; then back to the scope with “no” loss of zero…
With a set of Herb’s shooting stick’s {the rifle not set up for bipod usage} it made a great Yote walking package.
Sure miss those rifles.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:39 AM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

The best bullet i ever used for fur hunting out to 400 yds. or so was the 85 gr. Sierra Gameking out of a 6mm AI. Never got very explosive at 250 and under and still killed all the way out to 400+/-. I wouldn't mind trying the 65 Sierra GK out of a 223 or maybe the -250. I bet that bullet wouldn't be too bad out to +/-500 or so. The BC is just high enuf...IMO.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:40 PM
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Re: best gun for coyote and bobcats

for economical purposes i think a 223 would be ideal. send a 75gr or 80gr amax at 2900fps and you're good out to and past 500yards. with more than enough knock down power.

if money was no issue something in 264 would be great as well. send a 139gr scenar or 140gr amax at 2800+fps and you're good out to 1000+yards. and you can also shoot the light pills if you want more speed?

I have yet to take a coyote with my 223 and the 75gr amax but am looking forward to it. but i did take 3 coyotes in the space of 5 minutes at 430yards with my 6.5x55 and a 139gr lapua scenar. small hole in small hole out.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:58 PM
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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
I have used everything from shotguns to 22 magnums to 22 Lr, etc until two years ago. I have been elk & deer hunting with a Ruger 77 (30-06) for years & when I ran across a compact "77" stainless steel in 223, I had to try it. I put a Leupold 2x7 on it and "Oh boy". It is inexpensive to either buy ammunition or custom load your own. It has very little recoil, so even a youngster can shoot it with comfort and best of all, it is deadly accurate shooting 55 gr loads. It is all I take now in Georgia. Shots in this country can range anywhere from 30 yards to 250. The 223 is flat shooting & will not damage the pelt too bad with the right bullet............Have fun with your yotes.
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