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Old 04-17-2013, 01:41 PM   #21
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In my state of RI all u can hunt w when it comes to coyote is 22, 22-250, 222, 204, 223, .. not even shotgun
Do they have a mountain lion issue in RI? I'd go with .223 in that area if you Aren't really likely to shoot really big cats. If you go on a cougar hunt then take a tool appropriate for the job.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #22
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Call the Nassau county complex (Hempstead turnpike) and see if Jack Pearson is still alive. He will get you on track in short order. Last time I saw him was 1984. BTW, L.I. is only 99 miles long. Bellmore is 30 miles in. You could jump on the Expressway or Southern State and shoot within 45 minutes.
Ill ask about him next time I'm in there..

Also it's about an hr ride for me since I'm on the south shore and the ranges are up north and east.. So 2 hrs travel, 15 bucks in gas 18 bucks to shoot all day, I don't head out there unless I have 4-5 hrs to spend..
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If u get could hunting with a 204 or 30-06 they take away ur privailege to hunt and ur gun but yes citizen hate that caliber restrictions

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And u can't hunt any animal with ar15 they take ur
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If want skins then the .223 is a better choice IMO but projectile selection is a big thing.
Here are 2 shots of foxes taken with my sons .223 and my 22/250AI with the .223 using a 55gn VMax and I was using a 60gn Hornady Varmint projectile.

We aren't chasing skins because the money is not there so we just lay into them with whatever we have but for skins I would be using a SP projectile and aiming for either a headshot or a front on chest shot and have the projectile blow up inside the body with no exit.

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Have to see what the rules are on mountain lions. I would think they would be hard to get a long range shot on. And getting close to mountain lions isn't on my list of things to do.. They are usually pretty big and I would think I'd step up to a heavier caliber for them because I'd want the penetration on the thicker hides and bones. .243 or .308 would be what I would be thinking.

A .223 with heavy bullets would probably work. Finding a .22-250 barrel with a fast enough twist to stabilize heavier bullets is pretty hard to find, and the light bullets traveling as fast as they do out of the .22-250 would be likely to come apart on contact and only make shallow wounds.
There was a guy who had a big cougar treed and he shot it in the ribs with a 22lr and it was dead before it hit the ground.
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