.22 MAG too small for coyotes???

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by jcooper1389, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. jcooper1389

    jcooper1389 Member

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    i have a .300 win mag and a 22 mag and i wasnt sure if the 300wm is too big or if the 22mag is too small...what can you do with a coyote carcass?? food?? slippers ?? tail souvenir or what? very new to coyote hunting and decided i wanna try it out..plus my uncle has a pest coyote problem thats trying to attack his dogs lol..so i got a spot..now just need a gun...ANY ADVICE????
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    a 22 mag will work fine at sane distances, i would shoot them in the head whenever possible though
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I live to the north of you and I used my 22 mag to kill 6 coyotes last year. All were chest shots.
     
  4. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    300wm too small
     
  5. jcooper1389

    jcooper1389 Member

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    lol silver...thanks guys..any special ammo for knockin em dead...and besides the head am i shootin em same spot as a dear??
     
  6. sconnie264

    sconnie264 Active Member

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    No, it's not too small, and hit them anwhere you can! It's all how you look at it. I shoot a 223 varmint AR during critter callin, but have taken a few for fun with a 17mach 2 (they will keep running, but eventually tip over). You have to remember that the others will kill an injured yote, all ya gota do is draw a good amount of blood. Your 22mag will work great under 200yrds, not really worth dropping the cash to buy an exclusive varmint rifle, unless the bug gets ya and more rifles is in your future! gun)
     
  7. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    There was a thread on here a few days ago that a guy showed a coyote he had shot with the new personal defense ammo from Hornady and he said it put the dog down. The picture actually showed quite a bit of blood (I'm assuming from the exit hole) coming out of one of its shoulder.

    I loved the 30 grain V Max from Hornady in my 22 mag, but the new Hornady personal defense rounds or the CCI 40 grain gamepoints would probably be what I'd take for coyotes.
     
  8. jcooper1389

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    i actually saw the thread right after i posted this...oops...and sconnie i am never against getting more guns...the more the merrier...i actually decided to get a remington 700 sps varmint in 22-250..im gonna pick it up tomorrow...get it sighted in...practice on some live targets on my fiance's farm (groundhogs) and hopefully have a pic with a few coyotes in it...im really excited about seeing the ballistics of the 22-250..been hearing nothing but great things about the caliber thanks for the advice guys:D
     
  9. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    Put tha 22-250 right on that yotes shoulder and bust him! If you haven't shot one before, yotes and fox have a lot of fur that makes their heart/ lung area look a lot bigger than it is. Come right up the front leg and bust him through the shoulder where there is plenty to shoot at besides hide!
     
  10. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Well-Known Member

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    ICANHITHIMMAN,
    Coyotes are tough customers and I do NOT recommend using anything in rimfire.

    You mentioned having a pest problem. If they're being removed from the planet, then there's no such thing as overkill. Dead is dead.

    After too many runners, I stepped up to a .25-06 and have yet to get anything other than DRT. If you talk to professional coyote hunters, they all use larger calibers to put them down...on the spot.

    Bowhunter57
     
  11. bamadawg2009

    bamadawg2009 Well-Known Member

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    This is a fact with my hand up, Ive killed a running coyote at 138 yds graveyard dead with a 22LR anybody that says a 22 mag is not enough aint never tried it.:D but Florida coyotes rarely get over 60 lbs and thats a big dog.
     
  12. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be bragging about even shooting at ANYTHING, especially running, at 138 yards with a 22LR!
     
  13. jcooper1389

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    sorry i keep changing my mind but i couldnt find a 250 in the rem 700 so i went with the 243 win... sighted it in and hit the fields for some groundhogs but the windy day kept em in their holes...goin next monday to try n pop some yotes...ill let u know how i make out...thanks for the advice of shootin the shoulder...80gr 243 should be a one shot kill...thanks again guys
     
  14. bamadawg2009

    bamadawg2009 Well-Known Member

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    SORRY I guess Im just an unethical shooter for shooting at anything under 700 yds. I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I saw another one in my cow pasture after one of my calves.