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Old 08-06-2010, 12:41 AM   #1
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Ok so I'm looking for a new rifle I will hunt a few dear but mostly hunt coyotes what caliber would be best for me? My hunting conditions will be most likely snowy. I will be positioned at the top of a canyon looking down into a mostly plain area calling the coyotes in. Hopefully this is enough info for you guys



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Old 08-06-2010, 01:07 AM   #2
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Ok so I'm looking for a new rifle I will hunt a few dear but mostly hunt coyotes what caliber would be best for me?
I need more information. What area the county you live in. High density woods, open plains, lots of hills, desert. That's a start. A 25-06 would be a good all around starter choice.

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Like Jack said please give some more info.
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.223, .22-250, .243, 25-06, all great coyote rounds, but if you are shooting out to maybe 800-1000 yards and going for deer you could go with the 300 WM, or another magnum cartridge.Or the newer WSM-WSSM cartridges like the .223 WSSM, .243 WSSM, 25 WSSM, 270 WSM, 300 WSM........ These would all work.

In other words what kinda country are you hunting in, you said top of canyon, mostly plains in front of you. This to me seems you may be shooting out to a thousand yards. You also state you may want to take a few deer, well for longer range deer rule out the .223 and .22-250. For a thousand yard, coyote, deer, pronghorn-antelope, elk gun I would go with the .300 WM. Just my opinion....

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Just wondering.... did you mean deer or dear?
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