Actually the people that own Remington, also own Bushmaster & DPMS IF I remember correctly.
If he's wanting it for coyote hunting as his name suggests, I'd recommend an extremely accurate AR. Ever since I started using my DPMS for coyote hunting I havn't looked back. One time I was able to bust 3 of them from the same pack at 1 time with my DPMS. I could NEVER have even tried for 2 with a bolt action.
Look JD-I'm recommending an AR!