Which rifle & Calibur??

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Redmuzzie, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Redmuzzie

    Redmuzzie Member

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    I am a new hunter to coyote & have special needs for the proper unit. I have had 8 shoulder surgeries so weight AND recoil are involved in this decision. What do you seasoned hunters recommend? I was wondering if a 6.5-.284 was available in a lighter weight rifle and if the recoil would be too harsh for poor shoulders. Please respond if you have any ideas. Thank you in advance, Jim.
     
  2. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Hi my advice is get a Remington and have it rebarreled to 243 or 243AI and use a 1 in 8.5 twist it will get you well past 1000yards with a 105gr A Max also have a muzzle break fitted. you could also use a factory rem 243 have a muzzle break fitted and shoot 87-90gr plastic tipped projectiles.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia
     

  3. brushcountry101

    brushcountry101 Well-Known Member

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    dont know how far you plan on shooting but if ur worried about recoil, id go with an AR. for one, you can get a # of calibers to suit ur need's, and two, you dont have to worry about chambering another round for a folow up shot if needed. try looking at the 6.5 creedmoor. check the DPMS web site
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Good advice.
     
  5. brushcountry101

    brushcountry101 Well-Known Member

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    good luck trying to get a 1000 yard shot on a coyote. its un-ethical if you have to second guess shot placment. thats fine if your shooting plates, but who wants to wound an animal?
     
  6. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    The AR workt great before the shoulder problems but after I find it way too uncomfortable to use unless its on a bench. For me anything bigger than 243 is limited to heavy guns and low round counts. I used a 6.5-284 for antelope and deer this year with good results but the gun weighs 13# or a little more and I USED the bipods!
    Last year I used a lite little 6.5x55 Sweede off the bipods with a good recoil pad with ease but I sure wouldnt want more than that!
    My favorite critter-getters are my little Stevens in 204 and the CZ American in 223. The recoil and lite weight make them an easy choice for carreing around and shooting offhand. With a good rest both are coyote units to 400 yards or more if the wind aint blowing too hard.
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  7. Bear2

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    I just bought a Rem 700 SPS Stainless in 243, and it came with a Remington R3 recoil pad (Made by Simms). Hardly any noticeable recoil, and the rifle is very accurate. Mine shot a .35" three shot group with Winchester 100 gr factory ammo. With my 70gr Bal. Tips and 46.0 gr of IMR 4350, all threes shots are in a slightly oblong hole. Figure I am good on Yotes to 400+ yards with VariX 3.5x10 scope.
    Hope this helps.
    Duane
     
  8. 8404Vet

    8404Vet Well-Known Member

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    I use a 204 and love it. It hits plenty hard to down a coyote, and has minimal recoil. There are many options for a good coyote gun. I use anywhere from a 17hmr, 22mag, 204, 243. All of these calibers have killed yotes and none are hard on the shoulder. I've downed yotes at 100 yards with a tricked out ruger 10/22. Very limited on distance but it is also fun to see how close you can bring one in. 10/22 has virtually no recoil.
     
  9. brushcountry101

    brushcountry101 Well-Known Member

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    How about a 22 cheetah? 308 necked down to 22 cal. .............5000 fps, they probly wont even know they hit
     
  10. .224 Wby

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    You might think about Remington M700 in .17 Rem; to duplicate Remington's very fine factory load, you'll need Remington 25gr HP, if you can't find those anymore, Hornady's works pretty good. The powder’.., VV N135 {22.8grs}… using a Remington 7 1/2 BR primer and Rem case. Use factory OAL and your in business, it should run spot on 4040 fps out of a 24' barrel. Accuracy can be off the chart, I mean superb! Recoil is all but zero, I’ve used this on yote’s out to 400 plus yards, but it best in the 300 yards range, and it’s deadly.
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