22 Magnum vs Coyote .....pics

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by BigMo, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. BigMo

    BigMo Active Member

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    I made it out this morning to do a little calling. I was thinking about Bobcats and wanted to try a cedar row running next to an old duck slough. Its mostly dried up now and no one has hunted the area in quite some time. It was 18 degrees when I left the house at 6:20 and by 6:45 I was loading the rifle headed to my stand.
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    I found a nice thick cedar to get close too and placed my "Texas Twister" decoy just across and down the lane slightly.
    The wind was staight out of the east and the sunwould be bad in this location but I hoped to be long gone before it got fully light.
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    Because I was thinking about the posability of a nice fat Bobcat here I was carring my 22 Magnum loaded with CCI 30gr V-max's. This is the first stand with this ammo and I was looking forward to testing its performance on predators UNDER 75 yards. Most of my cats have been shot at fairly close range ....under 50 yards.
    I started out with a few soft but pitiful squeals from my old Weems Wild Call. I only waited a minute or so before repeating the plea's of a distressed rabbit. Two maybe 3 minutes later I began screaming bloody murder on my "Raspy Reaper" from Stone Coyote calls. Immediatly I see ole wiley pop out in the lane and start trotting straight at me. "This aint right.....I expected a Bobcat." Oh well here he comes none the wiser. About 40 yards up the lane he sees something he does not like and bounces side ways to a halt. Glint or just me I dont know but he saw something. He's looking back and forth at me and then the twister.
    He seems plenty close enough at about 65 yards so I squeezed the trigger and BANG down he went. I had lined it up just behind the shoulder and the 22 Mag had done the job.
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    No exit and no fur damage and the best part no tracking. Keep the range short and focus on shot placement and even a marginal weapon can be productive.
    Here is the three items that put this big old male in the freezer.
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    CCI 22mag 30gr V-Max, 30 year old Weems Wild Call, and a brand new Stone Coyote "Raspy Reeper"
    Thanks Rudy for the fur ;)
    I made 5 stands today and saw 3 coyotes but this is the only one that I could get a shot on. gun)
     
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  2. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    Nice post. Way to go.
     

  3. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics, great job!
     
  4. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

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    Is the rifle modified or still in factory trim?
     
  5. BigMo

    BigMo Active Member

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    Rifle

    Its a box stock Volquartsen Deluxe with a Nikon 4-12x50 scope in Leupold QRW rings.
    Very accurate out to 100 yards and totally reliable.....750 rounds and not a single malfunction.:eek:
     
  6. Buffalobob

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    Well, now I feel better. I thought it was some kind of Ruger 10-22 and I was really feeling bad that everybody has a better shooting Ruger 10-22 than me.
     
  7. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    This is so timely. Just yesterday I was reading a long thread on the adequacy of the 17HMR for coyote over at RimfireCentral. Very controversial subject. But I concluded after reading it that it would work at reasonable distances...and make the hunt a lot of fun.
     
  8. BigMo

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    Leathality

    It probley would Len but keep the range close. A wounded animal that escapes is a true shame. This is the lightest rifle I could recommend and then only to those people who will pass on less than perfect opportunities.
    Just my .02
     
  9. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!! I love seeing those old Weems calls out in the field.

    Bob
     
  10. JD338

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    BigMo,

    Nicely done, congratulations on your songdog.

    JD338