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Old 11-30-2012, 04:48 AM   #11
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The 223 or 22-250 is an excellent yote gun. We kill everyone that we see around here,and the 223 does the job more than any other,but I do kill a bunch with my 25/06. It tears them up,and makes a mess out of them.



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Old 11-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #12
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The .223 or the .308 will both work well on coyotes. I personally use a ruger mini 14 in .223 or 5.56 mm, but that is mainly due to the fact that it is my truck gun and it is with me everytime I go up and work in the back 40. Prior to that, I was using a 1903 Sringfield mark 1 or my Savage 110 in .270 winchester with handloaded .223 sabot rounds. Some people call that overkill, I personally think that overkill is underused.

As some have already posted, .223 will be more cost effective, If I had to choose a new 'yote rifle, I would get a bolt action .223. If I already had a rifle in a good do anything caliber, such as .308, I would run with that. Hope this helps.

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The 223 or 22-250 is an excellent yote gun. We kill everyone that we see around here,and the 223 does the job more than any other,but I do kill a bunch with my 25/06. It tears them up,and makes a mess out of them.
+1 on the 22-250
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