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Old 09-18-2008, 09:26 PM
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Yote gun on a budget?

Howdy Fellas, Well I just shot my first Idaho coyote. I was out shooting rocks and stumps with my 7mmRM. Just about dusk I was heading back to the truck and I happen to look across this drainage and caught a flash of fur. I pulled a rabbit in distress call out of my pack and gave a few quiet calls. I got his curiosity. I set my pack down, got set and let a 150gr. Silvertip go for a 300 yd. shot. Hit him right behind the shoulder and about tore him in half.
Sorry, didn't figure on bringing a camera. ge(
So, now I want to buy a yote rifle. Sounds like a 22-250 does a lot of damage. 22 Mag and .17 cals are borderline? What do you all think of a .223?

I'm on a tight budget going into off season for sure. No tourism/no work in autumn.

I'd like to be able to sell the pelts. I don't load yet. No room in the house for a reload set-up.

Thanks, Chris
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:15 AM
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

I would go with an Rem 700 VLS 22 250 or 243
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:19 AM
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

A .223 will do nicely....depending on the budget, H&R Handi-Rifles are very serviceable little guns and can be bought very reasonably...it is a single shot, but reasonably accurate and would do till ya could do better!!


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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

Rem 700 SPS V for around $475-$500 in 223,22-250,243, and 308.
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I would go with an Rem 700 VLS 22 250 or 243
I thought, by what I've read, that they would be tough on the pelts?

When I bought my Vanguard I was looking to buy a 700 SPS. Every dealer I spoke with all but talked me out of it. Said "If your going to buy a 700 spend for the CDL or BDL. Otherwise don't bother." ?light bulb
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When I bought my Vanguard I was looking to buy a 700 SPS. Every dealer I spoke with all but talked me out of it. Said "If your going to buy a 700 spend for the CDL or BDL. Otherwise don't bother."
Thats to bad that you got talk out the SPS V since two of my buddies 22-250s, my 243, and another friend's .308 all end up being shooters. $500 for the SPS V compared to $800-$900 for the CDL or BDL. The .223 would be great for yotes out to around 300 yards but pelt damage could be bad depending on bullet used (V-max,B-tip).
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

Woodycreek, Thanks! First, love your signature. First day with my Senior DI at Parris Island he told us that we were lucky to be going into the Corps at that time "because President Reagan loves Marines". Made me proud!

What do you recommend for a better yote rifle? I'd like to be able to take some long shots (500-600 yds.) but not destroy the pelt. Is that possible?

You like the .243 I gather? A buddy of mine from Wyoming recommends the .22-250. I am familiar with .223.

I've shot coyotes with .22lr and Mag. @ 50 yds+/-. .30-06 and 7RM @ 300 yds +/- 12 g. close w/ OO buck. I used to just let one of my Pits kill them.

I haven't hunted them yet. Just learning to call lately. Just targets of opportunity so far.
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