25-06 for coyote hunt?

Jcord35

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I have been invited on a coyote hunt and I am not sure about which rifle I should use.
Would a high velocity round like a 25-06 suffice?
I have other rifles in 7mm08,45-70,45-90,308.

I know any rifle will work depending on distance etc.

What do you think?

While I'm at what kind of loads would you recommend ?

Thanks
Joe
 

Tnwhip

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Heck yea a 25-06 is one of the best Coyote cartridge. The one I use to have shot 75g hps and 100g bullets great. but any bullet your rifle shoot the best is what I would shooot. My load of IMr 4831 and 75g hps pushing 3700fps is a coyotes night mare.
 

warboar21

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I used a 25-06 for several years to shoot coyote. Pretty much any round you pick will work. If you are hand loading then what ever shoots best from your rifle. I have used Vmax, ballistic tips, blitz kings, game kings, and a bunch of factory ammo.
 

1TOMANYGUNS

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I have been invited on a coyote hunt and I am not sure about which rifle I should use.
Would a high velocity round like a 25-06 suffice?
I have other rifles in 7mm08,45-70,45-90,308.

I know any rifle will work depending on distance etc.

What do you think?

While I'm at what kind of loads would you recommend ?

Thanks
Joe

25/06 works if you want them really dead
 

1TOMANYGUNS

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80 barnes ttsx with f210 match primer with 57.5 of hodgsons hybrid 100v powder for just over 3800 fps , this load is in the barnes online manual, its very close to the257 wby ,75 gn hornady vmax or H P with f210 primer and59 gn h4831 sc about 3750 fps I recall shooting it it was very good accuracy
 

dstark

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All the calibers on your list have plenty of horsepower to make coyotes really dead really quick. Given those choices I'd go 25-06 as well. Probably a little hard on fur but sounds great for longer ranges. Good luck with it I hope you connect with some dogs!
 

Jason280

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I have been invited on a coyote hunt and I am not sure about which rifle I should use.
Would a high velocity round like a 25-06 suffice?
I have other rifles in 7mm08,45-70,45-90,308.

I know any rifle will work depending on distance etc.

What do you think?

While I'm at what kind of loads would you recommend ?

Thanks
Joe

Please use the .45-90 and post pictures.
 
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