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What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

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Unread 04-04-2010, 07:59 PM
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Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

Song dogs is a common term for coyotes in Oregon too.
Saber-tooth buzz worm= rattle snake
Speed goat= antelope
Sage rat= ground squirel
whistle pigs=prarrie dogs(not in Oregon)
Thunder chicken= big tom turkey
Swamp donkey= can refer to Black Tailed Deer or Rosevelt Elk in the Coast Range
Prarrie chickens= sage grouse etc.
Some of the terminology is well known, some more local. A Leurgeon is a mythical beast known to steal sox, ammo, essential camping/hunting/fishing supplies, and make weird noises that require investigation in the middle of the night. A.K.A Trolls
I dont know what you guys down south call Gators, so your not alone in the odd terminology of critters Chas1. Plus youve got fish Ive never hered of too.
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    Shortgrass, Thanks for the response, makes sense.
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    Winmag, thanks for the list...can't promise I'll remember them all. Gators are known as Troubleespecially in da swamp or a John boat that's smaller than the Gator you just trolled up on.
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    Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

    I'm not sure how I replied as Swift One. That is an old OLD forum name. i heard song dogs a while back and it stuck like glue. Another fav is Hillbilly Duck Hunting= crow hunting.
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    Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

    Well, we've taken this thread on a round about ride! I'll try to get back in line. I am surprized at the number of larger calibers used/mentioned here. I must be gettin' old and soft as, more and more, I lean toward the 6.5MM's and smaller, especially when I'm popin' at vermin.
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    I have a Ruger #1 in 22-250 w/ a 6-18x Swift. I've heard nothing but good things over the years about the 22-250 but true... you should stay away from the shoulder with the fragmenting bullets.
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    Re: What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

    I started using a Savage 99C in a 308, 130gr HP. That was a fun gun, then I got into a BLR 81 in a 270 135 gr Sierra Matchking HPBT with R-19, great grouping 1.5" a 200yrds sandbag on the front. I am presently setting up a BLR Lightweight 243 for my son, 85 gr Sierra Matchking HPBT with R-19, took a crow @ 140 yrds off a fence post, very impressed. We had a bounty on the feet of coyotes in Saskatchewan, furs are worthless, 270 makes a little mess, but I'll guarantee no runners. I love my 270, it took 15 deer the first hunting season, it's abit of gun for coyotes, but a great all arounder. Haven't had the 243 long enough to say, it shows alot of promise, but I love the feel and sound of my 270. I'd like to try a 300 mag, time will tell. Tell me if I'm crazy???
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