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View Poll Results: Which guns do you use for predator hunting?
Bolt Action Only 1,501 40.39%
AR-15 Only 186 5.01%
Shotgun Only 17 0.46%
Bolt and Shotgun 603 16.23%
AR-15 and Shotgun 169 4.55%
Both AR-15 and Bolt 1,240 33.37%
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Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

 
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:19 AM
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Re: Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

For coyotes: either a .22-250 or a .270. It's really irrelevant which caliber is used. Most calibers will do the job if the rifle is sighted in properly, has fair-good accuracy, and is in the hands of a shooter who is familiar with where the bullet will land at any given distance and in any wind condition.

My .22-250 single is bench-rest quality, weighing in about 13 pounds with scope; the .270 Mountain Rifle is far lighter. I use either one, depending on how far I have to walk to get to the set. I don't collect pelts, so I am not concerned with how much damage is done to the animal.

Using the single-shot forces me to be more critical of my making good shots. I have one chance. If I miss, the dog usually splits and I have only myself to blame for not making the shot. An AR in .308 or 7mm-08 would be nice, but I'm used to the .22-250 and am familiar with the bullet trajectory. I usually don't miss, but then again, I have to pick my shots. I use a FoxPro CS-24 caller, plus hand calls and try for maximum concealment, minimum movement, scent-control, and all that good stuff.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:36 AM
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Re: Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

I like my Savage 308 4x 16 44 mm, for coyotes, hogs, deer, and bear for that matter.
I have an AR 308, and I like it W/3x12 50mm .. But don't like toting it around.
My best custom rifle was a 270 and I hunted varmints and everything with it, but that Douglas barrel on it got a lot heavier; as I reached my 60's, so I passed that one down to my son... By far the Savage is my rifle, and the easiest to carry for me. The stock isn't fancy and I can shoot it left or right handed because of it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:54 PM
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Re: Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

I don't use any of the options listed. I use a Ruger no 1 in 6mm Rem with a 58g VMax.

I would like to someday get into a .204 Ruger for my varmints.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:37 AM
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Re: Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

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Which guns or combinations of guns do you use for predator hunting?

AR= I built for varmits-
-22" Bull Barrel
-OP4 Side charger upper with Fail Zero BCG
-LRB lower
-Magpul PRS Stock
-SWFA SS 10x42 Glass
-Harris bypod
- Use 75gr BTHP

Bolt Gun for Varmits-
-Ruger Model 77
-Chambered in .204
- use Hornady 40gr V-Max ammo
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:13 PM
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Re: Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

223/556 with 60gr BT's, decent 3-9 scope set at 3x is good for 20-200yds turn up the power for longer range. Started with a 788 in 222 and moved up to built AR's but am comfortable hunting varmints with any of them. Honestly like the quick handling and feel of a skinny barreled bolt gun, also like it mag fed.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:57 AM
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Re: Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

T/C Icon Precision hunter in a 6.5 creedmoor. Awesome coyote gun and caliber. Those 140 A-max bullets flatten them where they stand! I want to try some 95gn V-max bullets though....
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:33 PM
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Re: Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

Mostly use a Rem R-15 in .223 shooting 50grn VMAX with a lupy 3-9 scope
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