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Which rifle & Calibur??

 
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:33 AM
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Which rifle & Calibur??

I am a new hunter to coyote & have special needs for the proper unit. I have had 8 shoulder surgeries so weight AND recoil are involved in this decision. What do you seasoned hunters recommend? I was wondering if a 6.5-.284 was available in a lighter weight rifle and if the recoil would be too harsh for poor shoulders. Please respond if you have any ideas. Thank you in advance, Jim.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:07 AM
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Re: Which rifle & Calibur??

Hi my advice is get a Remington and have it rebarreled to 243 or 243AI and use a 1 in 8.5 twist it will get you well past 1000yards with a 105gr A Max also have a muzzle break fitted. you could also use a factory rem 243 have a muzzle break fitted and shoot 87-90gr plastic tipped projectiles.

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Old 12-17-2008, 07:42 AM
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Re: Which rifle & Calibur??

dont know how far you plan on shooting but if ur worried about recoil, id go with an AR. for one, you can get a # of calibers to suit ur need's, and two, you dont have to worry about chambering another round for a folow up shot if needed. try looking at the 6.5 creedmoor. check the DPMS web site
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Hi my advice is get a Remington and have it rebarreled to 243 or 243AI and use a 1 in 8.5 twist it will get you well past 1000yards with a 105gr A Max also have a muzzle break fitted. you could also use a factory rem 243 have a muzzle break fitted and shoot 87-90gr plastic tipped projectiles.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:05 PM
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Re: Which rifle & Calibur??

good luck trying to get a 1000 yard shot on a coyote. its un-ethical if you have to second guess shot placment. thats fine if your shooting plates, but who wants to wound an animal?
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Re: Which rifle & Calibur??

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The AR workt great before the shoulder problems but after I find it way too uncomfortable to use unless its on a bench. For me anything bigger than 243 is limited to heavy guns and low round counts. I used a 6.5-284 for antelope and deer this year with good results but the gun weighs 13# or a little more and I USED the bipods!
Last year I used a lite little 6.5x55 Sweede off the bipods with a good recoil pad with ease but I sure wouldnt want more than that!
My favorite critter-getters are my little Stevens in 204 and the CZ American in 223. The recoil and lite weight make them an easy choice for carreing around and shooting offhand. With a good rest both are coyote units to 400 yards or more if the wind aint blowing too hard.

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Old 12-17-2008, 07:00 PM
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Re: Which rifle & Calibur??

I just bought a Rem 700 SPS Stainless in 243, and it came with a Remington R3 recoil pad (Made by Simms). Hardly any noticeable recoil, and the rifle is very accurate. Mine shot a .35" three shot group with Winchester 100 gr factory ammo. With my 70gr Bal. Tips and 46.0 gr of IMR 4350, all threes shots are in a slightly oblong hole. Figure I am good on Yotes to 400+ yards with VariX 3.5x10 scope.
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