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Unread 11-24-2011, 11:36 PM
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Fur friendly long-range rifle/bullet

I have been in search of a coyote rifle that I can shoot out to 700 with. I would like to be 22-250ai or bigger since I want drt. Not to mention that we also get to shoot mountain lions. What are your thoughts on a great rifle/bullet for shooting coyote, bobcat and fox without blowing the living crap out of them.

I know this is a very difficult question since long-range and fur friendly are almost impossible but there's got to be something that is close to the idea rifle and bullet.
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    Unread 11-25-2011, 01:28 AM
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    Re: Fur friendly long-range rifle/bullet

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    I have been in search of a coyote rifle that I can shoot out to 700 with. I would like to be 22-250ai or bigger since I want drt. Not to mention that we also get to shoot mountain lions. What are your thoughts on a great rifle/bullet for shooting coyote, bobcat and fox without blowing the living crap out of them.

    I know this is a very difficult question since long-range and fur friendly are almost impossible but there's got to be something that is close to the idea rifle and bullet.
    Since it sounds like you reload I would look into the bullets first. My first choice would be the 55gr Berger's in .20 cal BC is awesome at .381
    20BR
    20-250
    20x47

    Next I would lean towards 70-80gr Bergers in a .22cal or the 75gr AMax

    Lots of choices.

    Jon
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    Re: Fur friendly long-range rifle/bullet

    if your gonna shoot that far and still want knockdown power, get a .243. just better at bucking the wind. I wouldnt shoot a coyote inside 300 yards if you want to keep the pelt though.
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    Re: Fur friendly long-range rifle/bullet

    +1 on what angus said.

    we switched to the 6mm's years ago. wind drift kills the the 22 cals out past 250-300 yards.

    we run amaxes and vmaxes. critters are DRT

    most of our barrels are 7.5 to 8 twists to run the heavies.

    Most of our bobcat country is tighter, in close stuff. No long range kills on bobcats. pack a 223 with 77smk's loaded down to about 2550. great kitty load and little damage.

    Good luck !
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    Re: Fur friendly long-range rifle/bullet

    for years i have been running a 243. ive ran both 105 bergers and amax they are great on long range. there are on the other hand very devistating on close shots.
    i am trying to find something that will be alittle better for short and long range.

    Anyone tried 75 or 87grain vmax on longer shots and how are they on close shots?
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    Re: Fur friendly long-range rifle/bullet

    I use 88gr Berger FB VLD Varmints for coyotes in my 6mm-06. But bullets I have found so far for FUR Friendly.

    Jon
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    Re: Fur friendly long-range rifle/bullet

    how badly will a soft-point tear em up shot out of a bolt action .223?
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