Shot at my first coyote today while approaching a field that I frequently hunt groundhogs. I spotted it out around 180 yards. I was lucky enough to get a broadside shot at him while he moved in a slow trot. I'm not a great shooter, but I rarely miss a hog under 250 yards. Well this yote made a wierd jump as I squeezed off the round and ran up a hill and out of site. I just can't believe I missed at that range. If I gut shot him could he have ran like he did up a steep hill? I was using a 22-250. Thanks
22-250 is excellent round for coyote, can do some fur damage tho.
Balistic tips will do some major damage on them, HPBT not near as much from my limited experiance. If your using ballistic tips and hit him any were near vitals id say hes dead out there not too far from were you last seen him. Ive shot a couple at 300 yards with ballistic tips and left a softball size exit hole. 1 at 309 yards with HPBT no exit but inside was a wound cavity about size of pool ball, a little lighter load tho than my ballistic tip loads were.
never be suprised at what a coyote will do with a big hole in them , i could tell you storys all day about coyotes that walk crawled or ran away , when hit really hard , and story about aint no way i missed , but in end i did, your 22-250 will do the job, any where on coyotes, the trick is to killem , dead first shot, good luck
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Re: Coyote toughness?
if that was your first it is very likely that you have never seen a skinned coyote. you will be suprised at how small the body size of the average coyote is when the hair is gone. only about 4 to 6 inches from top of back to brisket. you most likely just grazed him....now he is well educated! next time you have a situation with one walking, try to bark at him and make him stop and look for where the sound came from. it works almost every time. better luck next time...AJ