.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....
Last edited by Josey Wales '94; 08-10-2010 at 08:44 PM.