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What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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as a rule 223s are not great at long range in wind if you want to look at what you shot. i don't like lugging heavy guns in desert sand as i like to enjoy saturday pm at home and at 60 my 300rum is great for deer and elk but not any fun on jacks and dogs. i shoot the 22-250 wby old varm-master if competing and the pre-64 fwt 243 with 75 gr hornady hp. both those guns are sweet and fun. the 300 is mean. dr rc
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    Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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    as a rule 223s are not great at long range in wind if you want to look at what you shot. i don't like lugging heavy guns in desert sand as i like to enjoy saturday pm at home and at 60 my 300rum is great for deer and elk but not any fun on jacks and dogs. i shoot the 22-250 wby old varm-master if competing and the pre-64 fwt 243 with 75 gr hornady hp. both those guns are sweet and fun. the 300 is mean. dr rc
    ralph,
    Iíve shot many yote's with my 22.250 {old} Wby Varmintmaster 26" the rifle and the caliber was made for each other.. I'd bought two at the same time, had both stocks hand picked by WeatherbyÖ. in .22 250 Rem 26Ē and .224 Wby Mag 26" I use the .224 WM for most varmints now days... I pulled the barrel on the .22 250 {save it, it still has some life in it} and rebarrel with the same exact contour {dropís in that way and I donít have to cut on the stock} as the .22 250 factory had to a 6XC chambering... man it's a deer popping little round and works great for the windy day yote hunt as well; as a walking rifle itís perfect. If you ever decide to make a change in caliber I highly recommend the 6XC rebarrel in that grand old Wby Varmintmaster rifle.
    Weatherby Mk V Varmintmaster 22.250


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    thanks
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    .17 Remington is my choice.
    I like the idea of flat shooting, devastating killing power, minimum pelt damage, bang flop
    dead right there performance.
    It is not as wind sensitive as some think, very close to .223.
    Out to 300 yards plus the .17 gets my nod.
    I have many other rifles to shoot Kye-Dogs with but I always grab my .17 Remington!
    Shooting coyotes does not always mean a big boom and heavy bullets!
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    ur kiddin, right. i'm a dr., not a dunce.
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    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?
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    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?
    That's the same caliber I use. If they require something bigger, then I bring out the big guns..............a 204.
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