Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

Which guns do you use for predator hunting?

  • Bolt Action Only

    Votes: 974 40.1%
  • AR-15 Only

    Votes: 81 3.3%
  • Shotgun Only

    Votes: 9 0.4%
  • Bolt and Shotgun

    Votes: 415 17.1%
  • AR-15 and Shotgun

    Votes: 95 3.9%
  • Both AR-15 and Bolt

    Votes: 854 35.2%

  • Total voters
    2,428

Gatorman7

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Jun 21, 2011
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I use Bushmaster Carbon AR-15/M4 for coyotes. But, .300 Weatherby Win Mag with Hornady Superformance SST 180 gr for Wild Hogs. Gatorman7
 
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Dec 16, 2010
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Currently I am shooting a thompson center .204 and it has no trouble at all in leveling a coyote, and it is just a fantastic caliber to shoot. I have also used my .300 wm and shotguns, my dad uses his 22-250. But it doesn't matter what you use it only matters if you are enjoying it and killing some yotes.
 

6mm Remington

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Western Montana
You forgot to put Single-shot in there. I use two Ruger #1B's! You left out some good ones by leaving that action out.
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trumdal

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May 29, 2010
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Enumclaw, WA.
I have a gp100 in .357 that i love to kill dogs with. I always carry it along with either my ar or my bolt gun. The choice of the second rifle depends on the area I am hunting. In easter WA. I usually bring the bolt gun in western WA. I stick to the ar, these choices are more baised on the rifles set up than personal preferance. The fn pbr is set up fro long range with a millet 4-16x55 optic. The ar however is set up with a decent eye relief for fast targeting. I built the ar from the floor up and set the optic plaform in a forward scout position. Seams to work well in the tight confines of western washington forests.
 

Lyons7STW

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East Texas
Howa 1500 in 22-250 is my go to gun on yodel dogs, with any reliable shotgun that will eat hevi shot dead coyote loads as a back up. Man I do love that stuff and they can be way out there for a scatter gun with it
 

donw

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Sep 19, 2011
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you may now, legally, get AR's in California as long as they have a "Bullet button" installed and meet other criteria...go to Calguns.net for all the info
 

Peter O

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Aug 8, 2011
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Southern NSW Australia
Not so many predators over here but I run almost all bolt guns and shotguns even though I have permitted semi autos.
Foxes its a Mod 70 .222, Rem 700 .22-250 or T3 25-06 we dont keep skins :).
For Wild dogs on the rare occasion I get to hunt them its the 25-06 or CMC .300win mag.
And Feral Pigs a major predator here its any thing from the 22-250 to the 450 rigby and the pump shotguns.
I also shoot a lot of feral cats but for those I prefer a .22 cal 40gn travelling at better than 4000fps like the 22-250 or a 220swift.
 

TikkaShooters

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Bozeman, MT
.223 is my favorite for varmints and predators.

However, I do love loading my 270 wsm full of rl17 topped with a 90 grain Sierra. 3850fps is too much fun! I don't shoot that combination often to save my throat.
 

jjpw1

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Nov 6, 2011
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Short bbl 223 on a Contender pistol, Hornaday SJX from under a white sheet in the snow at night. My friend John calls them in with a dieing rabbit call. got a Bobcat at about 20 feet one night!
 

smokem

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Nov 27, 2011
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weatherford,ok
I guess I'm "Old School", so i only use bolt action rifles. I use a .243 with 87 vmaxes, a .223 AI with a 55 vmax and a 6AI with a 87 vmax. I got 2 .308's this year and am shooting a 110 vmax just for fun. They really blow up 2 liter plastic bottles at 200 yards!:D
If i want to save a pelt I like the .223 AI. If you dont hit bone, little bitty hole in, no hole out!
 

fkroosher

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Aug 7, 2011
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homer ak
My best ever day on 'yotes was back in early 90's in NCentral SD while scouting for deer season. Saw 11 shot at 9 and killed 8. The back of my CJ-7 was a little ripe on that ride home. Remington 700 rechambered to 257 Wby
 

1tonpower

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Nov 24, 2011
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For me it's my .243 or my shorty AR in .223, depending on ranges. and my .45. when calling the pistol is on the ground for quick and easy access
 
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