New Varmint Gun

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by coyote_runner, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. coyote_runner

    coyote_runner Member

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    I would lik to get the opinions of several different people about what caliber to go with for varmints. More likely coyotes.
     
  2. Brian Rybicky

    Brian Rybicky Well-Known Member

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    Coyote,

    For my night gun i use a 22 hornet, but thats probably getting rebarreled soon, for day I use my 308 win loaded with 125gr nos bt, if i dont hit anything solid with it there isn't any mess.
     
  3. ghoghunter

    ghoghunter Member

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    depending on range and budget you cant go wrong with a223.im shooting 40gr ballistic tips out of a model 12 savage [​IMG]its one of my best investment!!!!!
     
  4. DANTEC

    DANTEC Well-Known Member

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    Savage 112 in 223 can do the job esay , light barrel for walking , or varmint for truck hunt

    223 with light bullet ( 40 to 50 ) is a good respice for clean kill , and 223 ammo are the most commun you can dream

    good shooting

    DAN TEC
     
  5. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    I've been taking 40-70 coyotes/season for the last 15 years, and have used everything on them. I now use the .17's for fur hunting, a custom upper AR-15 .223 AI 9 twist with either the 70 JLK, 75 A-Max, or the 69 Nosler Comp. After fur season is over i use a 26"-barrelled 700 in 6mm AI with the 75 Horn. BTHP (only because i can't get the 87 V-Max to shoot, which is the highest BC pure varmint bullet made @ .4). I am soon gonna be switching to SS pistols for spot and stalk coyote hunting since they're so portable.