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Old 09-21-2008, 01:25 PM
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

wlfdg,
dont think you will go wrong with the 204. i am very impressed with this cal. it kills coyotes like a death ray from hell.....might also consider a Ruger....mine is sweet, and they are american made also.

i think my next choice would be a stevens 200 in 22-250....maybe even my first choice. the 22-250 is hard to beat as an all around coyote caliber. i have found the .223 to be a little lacking in knockdown power on marginal hits at any kind of longer ranges, and you get a lot of marginal hits when hunting coyotes of opportunity (as in running like hell in the opposite direction!) good luck with whatever you decide on. AJ
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:56 PM
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

Ol Mike, Thoughts, points, advice and opinions are well taken. You are right "BUY AMERICAN".
I used to load my own. I don't have a whole lot of workspace where I live now. Kind of the same with doing any kind of smith work.

I am leaning toward the Remington 700 SPS Varmint.I like the 26" barrel, Beavertail forearm I don't mind the 8.5 lb. weight. I am a hiker!

No need for a Varmint specific model?


Dogdinger, I was under the impression that the .22-250 would tear up pelts.(?)
I forgot all about the Model 77's. I like the looks of the Hawkeye's and the Mark II's. Not that looks matter all that much. I've only shot 10/22's and Mini 14's. They are amazing!

Thanks much for your time!
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

There's a savage predator 204 w/a simmons 4x12 42 scope on 24hr campfire sceen name "mistem" -asking $625 -very good looking rifle in "as new" condition.

'' No need for a Varmint specific model? '' -NO -they are no more accurate than a sporterweight rifle ,-until- multiple shots have been fired.Although an 8.5lb. rifle isn't that heavy -it's 10-11 pounders that get heavy after 5 miles.
Heavy barrels are for colony varmints and firing long strings in competition.
I've never seen a need for a heavy barrel w/ coyotes -ever.
I bought into the hype of a big ole mean heavy barreled VARMINT buster w/a 6x24-50 scope useless IMO..
A 204 sporterweight rifle is almost a varmint barrel due too the small caliber !

The more weight you carry the more your heart rate will be up -when you hike up a hill/mountain and spot a coyote the sooner you can steady your heart and breathing for the shot the better.

I keep myself in good shape and my mentality is the less weight you carry the farther you can go -and the hunt is more enjoyable.

Good luck w/your choice -Mike

If you have any questions on tuning/bedding etc. let us know !
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Thanks Mike, Point well made light bulb.
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

Personaly I like blowing them in half=the buzzards gotta eat too But if $ and fur are the problem Stevens is a good answer, put a cheap Sightron 3-9 Mildot scope on a 204 or 223 and a coyotes in trouble out to 400 yards. The 204 would have to be an added barrel.
Stevens Model 200 Short Action

They look cool when you personalizem.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:03 AM
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

Shot can be made past 600 with a 223.
Cheap to shoot, easy to get bullets for and lots of
reloading information.
For a good rifle 223 or 22-250 work the 60gr nosler
will do a yote in and not do damage to the pelt....
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:41 AM
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Re: Yote gun on a budget?

Thanks for all the help everyone.

My lady just informed me that "we need to replace and upgrade our computer and camera before (I) can buy another gun".

Her solution was for me to sell my downhill bike since winter was coming :mad:.

She said "Then we can get a really nice computer and camera. YOU can get whatever gun you want! ".

Then I got the ever famous "Why do you need another gun?" and the "Does it ever end?"

Coyote rifle plans are in a holding pattern ;)

Chris
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