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Unread 11-29-2011, 11:52 AM
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Coyote Gun

Looking to get a coyote gun and was wondering what you would recomend for them. I have been looking at a 243 and 22-250 but have not been sold on either as of yet. Also I have only hunted and owned remington 700s and was wondering which is prefer as to the 700 or the savage? Thanks
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Unread 11-29-2011, 12:53 PM
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Re: Coyote Gun

Both are excellent choices, you can't go wrong with either that's for sure.

If you only plan to shoot varmints and such the 22-250 is plenty. If you think you will ever want this rifle to maybe be your varmint/deer gun the .243 would be more versatile.

As for Remmy or Savage, that would be a hard choice for me. I love just about anything on a Rem 700 BUT I'm pretty sure Savage makes a 22-250 with a 1-9tw and that would let you take more advantage of the horsepower with heavier bullets.

As much as it pains me to say this, mostly becasue I think the Savage actions are butt freaking ugly, I would have a VERY difficult time NOT picking the Savage if I were looking for a factory off the shelf gun. Just about all the factory Savages I've been around shoot damn well. That's not to say the Rem 700 factory guns don't but if I were going to take my chances with a factory rifle that I knew I was going to keep "stock", I would probably pick the Savage. Now, if you ever think you will rebarrel or modify the rifle you are looking at getting, a Rem 700 would be my first choice.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 10:14 AM
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Re: Coyote Gun

Thanks for the help. Any thoughts on scope for the set up?
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Unread 11-30-2011, 10:17 AM
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Re: Coyote Gun

i would get a .243 sako or remington. i have killed over 250 coyotes.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 06:16 PM
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Re: Coyote Gun

How far are you shooting these coyotes?
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Unread 12-02-2011, 07:12 PM
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Re: Coyote Gun

My main coyote rifle is a Tikka T3 lite, stainless, synthetic I have a Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 with ballistic plex reticle. This set up is rough and tumble and deadly accurate for me. 22-250

But, it is a 1-14" twist. I shoot 52gr. Amax at 3770fps.

The faster twist would be nice, and when I finally rebarrel, it'll be a 1-9" twist rate.

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Unread 12-02-2011, 09:30 PM
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Re: Coyote Gun

You might want to look at a 6mm Remington. Remington chambered their Limited Edition CDL Stainless in this cartridge again. It's a great round for coyotes and works very well for deer and antelope if you should later want to try hunting them.

I shoot a Ruger #1B in 6mm for coyotes, deer, and antelope. It is fast and flat shooting and packs more pop out there on those longer shots at coyotes you might have.

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