Originally Posted by ralph cockrell
ur kiddin, right. i'm a dr., not a dunce.
No, I am not kiddin you! I have owned a bunch of varmint rifles and have loaded one or two rounds of ammo in the last 40 years and have shot a few critters in my time.
One thing I have learned is that bigger is not always better.
I would imagine if you have not shot a .17 Remington or killed anything with one then you may not understand my choice of calibres for coyoyes.
With a 25 grain bullet moving out at 3850 fps compared to a .223, 55 grain moving out at 3240 fps, my .17 drifts only 2.2" more than a .223at 300 yards!
So far I have never had anything go any where after a hit with my .17 and as long as I keep my shots off the bone pelt damage is almost a none issue.
Flat shooting, less recoil than a .223 with accuracy that hovers around 3/4" at 100 yards( this is not the fastest nor most accurate load in my rifle) and kills out of proportion when compared to other calibres. Not to mention just plain fun.
So to answer your question no I aint kiddin.
Call me a dunce if you will but I do shoot enough to put em where they live
and that is what it takes.
A solid hit with a .17 rem is better than a miss with a .338 Edge in my book.
What is your favorite coyote calibre?