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What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

 
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:54 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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I live in Wyoming too I travel from basin down to wamsutter and back every week so if anyone knows about wind its me. It looks like your just back peddaling now. Maybe you should watch how you approach people. If this were a bar I imagine you would have gotten a beating
Not back peddling and I still stand by , Enough said! my .17Remington for coyotes.
If you have never shot one and killed a coyote with a .17 Remington then all you are doing is assuming and guesstimating.
Your 6AI is a fine choice there can be no doubt but give the credit due to those you have not used.
As far as a beatin well there you go assuming again, but it is always fun to imagine.

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Old 05-16-2011, 02:05 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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Now guys the Thread was What my choice of Caliber for Coyotes not the Ideal caliber.
I shoot the .17 Rem because it works up close and out a ways.
There is no best round for any animal period.
I do not have to use my .17 as I have many others I can grab but I use it because it works period!
If the .17 was not a good coyote rifle then I guess the 1000's of coyotes killed every year by the .17 should feel slighted.
If there was one best rifle or caliber then we would have no need for any others.
You said you can shoot in the wind then good on you. I live in Wyoming and if the wind starts any where it is here!
We can sit here and stir the pot and I can give you my history and back ground as it is related to shooting and hunting not included my time behind a counter but it would do no good.
Let's just say I have extensive history including 23 years military along with 15 years Navy Spec War.
How many years were you in and what branch did you serve? No matter which branch you served or where you served then a big thank you is in order.
We can beat this dead horse but it aint gettin up.
Like I saidif you shoot em where they live just make sure you have a sharp knife!
By the way I do like the 6mm AI, one great round.
First, the OP was wondering about something other than his 223. Second, I said the 17 was in no way ideal for 400 plus, and it ain't. Third, you tried to buck physics saying that 17 had as much wind susceptability as the 6, which it doesn't, at all. Fourth, you started by saying you aren't going to get into your background, and then did just that?? Ok I will bite:

15 years NSW? What BUD/S class? What Team did you pin your Budwesier on with? Don't try and say you were attached to NSW, that isn't being IN NSW. Only SEALs and BUD/S Grads can claim that distinction. What is the building number of the drown proofing pool at Coronado? It hasn't changed since they started training there.

Clearly I am asking because I don't believe you. No SEAL fronts like you do.

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Old 05-16-2011, 02:12 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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Not back peddling and I still stand by , Enough said! my .17Remington for coyotes.
If you have never shot one and killed a coyote with a .17 Remington then all you are doing is assuming and guesstimating.
Your 6AI is a fine choice there can be no doubt but give the credit due to those you have not used.
As far as a beatin well there you go assuming again, but it is always fun to imagine.

I have used a 17 remington, as well as a 17 Fireball. They are great gopher and groundsquirrel guns at distance. They are far from good on coyotes at range. Will they kill, yes, but anything over 400 yards, I will take at least a 243 or 22-250AI at the minimum. Ideally, I will use my 6 Ackley.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:20 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

22K-Hornet 40Vmax: For <300yd

223AI 75Amax: for up to 800yd with good wind conditions

243AI 105Amax, 105Ber VLD, 115Ber VLD: For way out and windy.




I haven't tested the range limits of these loads on animals, so my ranges above are based on target shooting. I have tested all but the 243AI 115VLD on yotes, at shorter ranges. It's hard to get long shots on yotes in south LA.


My 243AI 87Vmax Load puts'em down with athority as well.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:22 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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22K-Hornet 40Vmax: For <300yd

223AI 75Amax: for up to 800yd with good wind conditions

243AI 105Amax, 105Ber VLD, 115Ber VLD: For way out and windy.




I haven't tested the range limits of these loads on animals, so my ranges above are based on target shooting. I have tested all but the 243AI 115VLD on yotes, at shorter ranges. It's hard to get long shots on yotes in south LA.

Now I can fully see that combo. Good stable of varmint guns you got there. Never shot a 223AI, something I will have to get around too. I have WAY too many ARs in 5.56 though.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:58 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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First, the OP was wondering about something other than his 223. Second, I said the 17 was in no way ideal for 400 plus, and it ain't. Third, you tried to buck physics saying that 17 had as much wind susceptability as the 6, which it doesn't, at all. Fourth, you started by saying you aren't going to get into your background, and then did just that?? Ok I will bite:

15 years NSW? What BUD/S class? What Team did you pin your Budwesier on with? Don't try and say you were attached to NSW, that isn't being IN NSW. Only SEALs and BUD/S Grads can claim that distinction. What is the building number of the drown proofing pool at Coronado? It hasn't changed since they started training there.

Clearly I am asking because I don't believe you. No SEAL fronts like you do.
You assume sir.
I never said I was a SEAL, but you assumed I meant that.
I guess you have never heard of SWCC, Then maybe you have.
But I know where I have been and what I have done and what quals I have.
Enough said on that!
By the way I was playing the game long before SWCC's were around. We wrote the book they started on.
No I would never lower a SEAL to my level but they are still NSW brothers!
But unless you were there none of what I say will make a big difference.
Did you serve? If so where. If so Thanks for your service if not well then you will never really understand what we did or have been through.
By the way I will still use my .17 out to 300 on Coyotes, after that I wish I did have a 6AI.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:25 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

It time to get the popcorn & a soda and sit back and watch the show.

SpencerSS,

What powder are you using in your AI loads?
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