Well to put them in order .308 30.06 and my bow. Almost got 1 with the bow 2 years ago on Xmas eve morn in a snow storm on snow shoes a 1 1/2 feet or better O did I say in MN. 40Y broad side wind in my face he had no clue I was there. I was deer hunten didnt shoot. I was on fed. land not leagel DAM. Back to rifles A little help here. 7.62 cal starting to build a round thinking about 110gr for both? Or I could take them off there paws and remove there rib's on the back side with 1 of three 54 cal's muzzle stufers
this year my rack of coyote guns is full of all kinds of cool cartridges. 223 WSSM (topped off with 55 and 60 grain V-max), 22 Hornet (33 grain Speer Gold Dot), 17 Remington (20 and 25 grain V-max), 257 Roberts (non-Ackley improved topped off with 75 grain V-max), 270 Winchester (115 grain V-max).
my fave coyote loads are the 17 Rem and 22 Hornet... getting them in closer than 50 yards means that I do not have to have a hide punishing gun like the 257 and the 270... the coyotes this year have been no more than 25 yards from me when I have shot. the 17 and the hornet have been one shot DOA's. if they stop before the get 100 yards from me.. the 223 WSSM will start being employed and then if they stop before 200 yards, the 257 and the 270 will be employed.. but until such time.. the 17 and the hornet will be my go to rifles. I will be looking for a 22-250 and a 223 Rem over the winter to rebuild for next season. you just can not have enough varmint/predator guns. besides the 257 and the 270 are also awesome deer, and medium game rounds too.. so these can pull double duty. anything bigger will go for bigger game and the big bores are all 1,000 yard target guns.
good hunting this year to all.
the gunsmith is out to go play with the 'Yotes...
Hey how does the .270 load work, my nephew has one and he wants to use it when we go coyote hunting how is the pelt damage, and how com you did not use the 110 load???