Help me choose a new coyote rifle!

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Bowhunter57, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Well-Known Member

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    I'd like some suggestions for a new coyote rifle.

    My criteria is:
    * Larger than .223/5.56 caliber (I like how dead my .25-06 kills varmints).
    * Semi-auto action...maybe a lever-action.
    * Doesn't have to be an AR platform, but nothing wrong with it. H&K, Steyr, BAR, etc.
    * Open sights or scoped, for optics.
    * 20" barrel or shorter prefered. However, good ballistics is a must.
    * Kill zone, inside 200 yards.

    I intend to reload for this rifle, as I want to use a light weight bullet for good fragmentation and accuracy. If I go with an AR, it'll probably be a Rock River Arms, possibly a D.P.M.S. Panther...other brands would be considered.

    Thank you, Bowhunter57
     
  2. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    6.8 SPC. Got alot more punch than a 223 without much more recoil. Several companys offer 6.8 AR uppers. Great bullet/brass sellection (110gr SST is my wolf/yote bullet) It should fall right in between 223 and your 25.06. The 6.8 is designed for a 16in tube (mine is 18in and I kinda wish I'd have gone with the 16in, but for some reason I thought the extra 50ft/sec was worth the extra barrel length... it wasn't) Great little round, and good for deer with in 400yds as well.
     

  3. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    Get a 6mmAR from Robert. Or get a DTECH 243 WSSM.
     
  4. dust

    dust Well-Known Member

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    Inside 200 yards, 458 SOCOM, 450 Bushmaster should put them on the ground pretty hard, and you can fend off the errant hog too. If you want to stretch the kill zone, 6.5 Grendel. From what I have read, even the cheap Wolf PSP kills em dead.
     
  5. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    how about a 6.5 creedmoor on a AR that would do the job on just about anything
     
  6. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp Well-Known Member

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    22-250 with a 1-10 twist this will allow you to shoot 60 to 80 plus grain bullets
     
  7. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    AR in 260
     
  8. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate all of the info that has been posted, so far. Due to ballistics, brass availability and firearm & bullet choices, I've decided to go with a .308. :cool:

    Bowhunter57
     
  9. NevadaCowboy

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  10. ginnz

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    Hmmm.. It seems you American's really like to stick with your AR platform. Doesn't anyone use the H&K SL8?

    - just curious....

    Ginnz.
     
  11. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp Well-Known Member

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    22-250 1-10 twist
     
  12. 7magmike

    7magmike Well-Known Member

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    I know what my next coyote rifle is going to be, the ar chambered in 22-250 by olympic arms.