What's your caliber of choice, for coyotes?

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Bowhunter57, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using a .223, but have had several "runners" that I've had a hard time recoverying. So, I decided to go with a caliber that would have a little more knock-down power and purchased a Stevens .25-06. I'm still putting the reloading materials together, so I've not had a chance to shoot it at the range or hunt with it, yet. Based on ballistics, this rifle should be the "Hammer of Thor". :D

    What's your caliber of choice, for hunting coyotes?

    Thank you, Bowhunter57
     

  2. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    I was saving up for a Remington model 700 22-250 till i came across a deal i counted pass up. A Browning A-Bolt 300.wsm brand new for 500 dollars. I had it looked at and there is nothing wrong with it. So i just bought that and its coming in tomorrow. So currently i am shooting a 22LR Mossberg, and a 22LR Marlin for yotes as well as carrying a 12 gauge
     

  3. xdeano

    xdeano Well-Known Member

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    depends on if i'm out for fur or just to get rid of them. For fur I use a 22-250 and as an all around gun i'll use a 308.

    The 25-06 will be a nice flat shooting round for you. I'd pick up some match type ammo if you're going to try and keep fur. The lighter bullets tend to frag pretty easily and cause large holes.

    xdeano
     
  4. cavtrooper94

    cavtrooper94 Well-Known Member

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    25-06 will deffinately drop them. If you want to keep fur shoot the heavier match bullets, but if you just want them dead the light weight hp will haul ass and put a sofball hole in them.
     
  5. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Plain vanilla 243, not as popular as some calibers but, a good choice.
     
  6. coyotewallace

    coyotewallace Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what part of the country your living in but for me out here in the west
    hands down...257 Wby an 100 TSX's

    east coast say NC or Tenn....for me 221 Fireball(cause I like the cartridge,and normally have a LVSF within arms reach)but whatever I have in hand will usually do just fine
     
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  7. gube204

    gube204 Well-Known Member

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    My favorites are the 204 and the 243.
     
  8. rjh

    rjh New Member

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    This is my first post so hi everyone . I use a .17-204 moving 30 grain gold at about 4150 fps it still has some throttle left but I am happy with the groups and velocity I am getting. I have used a .223 , .22-250, .204 and a 17 rem.
     
  9. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    rjh, welcome, glad to have you here. Lots of good folks and lots of good info. Enjoy.
     
  10. REDHEAD

    REDHEAD Well-Known Member

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    My go to for convenience /walk about are my AR's in .223, but for dead nuts accurate and short walks - .243 Rem-Varmint. I am interested in the Olympic Arms .243 WSM. I could see trading my Bush/varmint for, as they are the same style. I impressed myself the other day with my M-4 , Burris bdc , clang the steel 300 yds - no problem. Watch your backdrop and ricochets. :cool:
     
  11. Tim8654

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    Most days I have carried a .223 AR but on my next trip will take a .243 Remington 700 to have some more "reach."
     
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  12. REDHEAD

    REDHEAD Well-Known Member

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    As Ruark said "use enough gun".:cool:
     
  13. BountyHunter

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    Anyone I happen to have in my hand at the time I can get on in the crosshairs! gun)

    BH
     
  14. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    6 X45mm. Shilen Select Match, 1-12 twist, Hornaday 75g V-Max @ 2825fps. Not extreamly fast, but darn accurate. Reliable killer of coyotes out to 250yds. For longer ranges, .22-.243 Winchester. Shilen Select Match, 1-8 twist, Sierra 80g Match King @ 3500fps.