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What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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Unread 11-07-2010, 09:08 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

Whatever I have handy when I encounter one is my favorite! I have shot them with 223 Remington, 308. 243. 260. and 7 mag.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 08:01 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

For 30+ years I've used a Remington 700 VS in .25-06. It has worked great for groundhogs using the 87 gr bullets. The rifle is now on its second barrel, a Krieger match.

However, this last weekend I ordered a new 700 SPS Varmint Stainless in .22-250. My hunting lately has been in somewhat more populated areas. I'll give it a try but the 06 will be hard to beat.
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Unread 11-22-2010, 11:38 PM
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I own a 25-06 and have been very satified with it. It easily takes down coyotes but you have to be careful of the ammo you use. The first yote I shot I tore it to shreds with a 117 grain Hornady sst interlock high velocity round. The 25-06 is also very versitle. I shot a Antelope near Newcastle wyoming at 200 + yards and it only went 20 yards before it dropped.
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Unread 11-24-2010, 06:16 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

.338 Edge

Just kidding... I actually logged on to post the OP's question. I've got a TAC XP in .223 that should be pretty decent. I'm thinking about having it or my VTR (.308) rebarreled to .243. I didn't read every post but it looked like .22-250 was a fairly common caliber.
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Unread 11-25-2010, 04:57 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

I have been shooting a Remington 700 Varmint Special in 25-06 since 1978. I just use it for ground squirrels and coyotes. I have seen coyotes just drop in their tracks when they get hit with the 25.
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Unread 11-26-2010, 09:22 AM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

Originally Posted by Trickymissfit View Post
wind in Montana??? I'd call it a hurricane! I remember learning the hard way what fun it was to cast into the wind in Wyoming while on a fishing trip. How much drop are you seeing at 600 yards? Also what zero point do you use?

Gary, Sorry for the late response. I've been working out of town alot, plus it's hunting season (which I haven't seen much of yet ).

I am zeroed at 200, and using 10.1 moa at 600 yds.

Heading north to the Rudyard on the highline today for a memorial service for my wifes aunt and uncle. Good longrange coyote country. Will be taking the 6.5L , snow camo, and call just incase....
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Unread 11-27-2010, 12:58 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

I drew my first blood of the season this past Wed. on probably the biggest yote I have ever shot. I typically like to use my little Remmy .223 LTR shooting 40gr nosler BT. My LTR has a 1-9 and I know I can shoot much heavier bullets but those little 40gr BT's shoot soooo damn good. That big dog I shot Wed. was right at 300yds and I made a good front shoulder shot but when the bullet first entered that dog flipped end over end about 3-4 times then took off running about 50yards did another 2 flips in the air and fell over dead. I had my 7yr little girl with me and she told me I missed and that she thought that coyote tripped over something and fell down. lol I told her if that was the case he is taking a longggg winters nap then too.

My Rem. LTR is usually my first choice when going yote hunting but I don't like runners so I may step things up and start taking my 6-284 shooting 75Vmax's. I shouldn't have very many runners with that.
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