Let’s see your coyote rifle!

AdamT204

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22 Nosler
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204 Ruger I should’ve kept
 

AdamT204

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Comparing those two cartridges and their performance on yotes, which do you prefer and why?
I haven’t killed any coyotes with the 22 Nosler yet, only fox and groundhogs. The Nosler is devastating on fox fur, and thumps the groundhogs pretty hard as well. The 204 was wicked! They say speed kills and the 204 verified that. The coyote in that photo with the 204 was called in and shot at 32 yards. Frontal facing shot through the brisket. It melted it and it’s legs just folded up under it. When I retrieved it the internals sounded like soup sloshing. No exit hole. Similar effects on others. I didn’t like the way that barrel balanced out on the build and sold it and ended up getting into the Nosler instead going back. I just recently got back into a 204 but in a bolt gun. As far as the cartridges, I like the 204 most. As far as coyotes, I’d probably take the 22 Nosler as I tried to be more deligent on shot placement and angles with the 204 trying to avoid bone. I shot 32 gr VMAX in the 204 and shoot 55 grain Nosler BTs in the 22N. I know the 204 works, and I’m sure the 22N will as well, I just feel you gain a little more punching power with the Nosler when shots aren’t perfect. Hope that helps.
 

Hecouldgoalltheway

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I haven’t killed any coyotes with the 22 Nosler yet, only fox and groundhogs. The Nosler is devastating on fox fur, and thumps the groundhogs pretty hard as well. The 204 was wicked! They say speed kills and the 204 verified that. The coyote in that photo with the 204 was called in and shot at 32 yards. Frontal facing shot through the brisket. It melted it and it’s legs just folded up under it. When I retrieved it the internals sounded like soup sloshing. No exit hole. Similar effects on others. I didn’t like the way that barrel balanced out on the build and sold it and ended up getting into the Nosler instead going back. I just recently got back into a 204 but in a bolt gun. As far as the cartridges, I like the 204 most. As far as coyotes, I’d probably take the 22 Nosler as I tried to be more deligent on shot placement and angles with the 204 trying to avoid bone. I shot 32 gr VMAX in the 204 and shoot 55 grain Nosler BTs in the 22N. I know the 204 works, and I’m sure the 22N will as well, I just feel you gain a little more punching power with the Nosler when shots aren’t perfect. Hope that helps.
Thank you, that's a great review
 

AdamT204

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NICE!!! How long is the barrel on that?
Both of those barrels are 22”.

The 22 Nosler is from White Oak Armamnet, its .936 at the gas block and fluted. It’s a tad heavy to carry, especially with the light on it, but man it shoots great.
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The orange sticker is a 1” square.

The 204 was 22” from Black Hole Weaponry, 1:10 twist. I believe it was their standard profile, .750 at the gas block. The length was right but the rifle felt rear heavy to me and not balanced, which was the main reason I parted out the barrel. Plus I got interested in the 22N.

The 204 had a 15” handguard, the 22 Nosler has a 17” handguard to cover the rifle +2 gas port.
 

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Oh this should be fun. Among a sea of rifles built for small caliber and high velocity rounds I'm plopping my 1400fps 500gr. shooting .50 Beowulf AR pistol. Is it excessive? Yup. Is it fun as hell? Yup. At night does my muzzle brake blind me with a muzzle flash that has the brightness of a thousand sun's? Your dang right it does. It doesn't shoot far but in my state you're not allowed to use lights, night vision, or thermals, even for coyote, so it doesn't matter anyway.

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that is freakin awesome!!!! 👍👍👍
 

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Custom 6 Creedmoor on a Rem 700 action with 25” med Palma Benchmark barrel. Shooting 105 VLD at 3140 FPS. Veil Grey MDT XRS and tungsten grey ceracoat on the barrelled action.
 

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