I'm thinking about buying a new rifle for target shooting and coyote hunting. I was wanting something that would be accurate at 600 yards or more. I was thinking a .308. I was wandering what everyone would suggest for the rifle, optic, and caliber. Would also be nice to see everyone's setups and what kind of success they had with theirs.
A .308 in a good bolt action w/ a fairly heavy barrel and the highest quality scope you can afford will work for you. There are many other cartridges that will work. Just take your pick, but stay away from the likes of the .30-30 and lever guns for the kind of shooting you want to do.
Yea that's what I was thinking. I'm just not sure what brand/model I should go with.
If you want a good precision rifle for the money I think of two off hand that are excellent for what you described.
Over the years at the LE Sniper Schools the following two commerical built rifles stood out!
You need to check them out!
1. The Savage 110 Tactical Rifle in 308 Cal. (Great Rifle for the Money) Very Accurate and Reliable!
2. The Remington 700 PSS Rifle (Which is one of the prefered production rifle of Law Enforcement SWAT Sniper Teams in 308 Cal.
Both are heavy contour barrels and of good quality as well as durability.
Yea I like the Remington 700 pss I've herd a lot of good things about it. What would your ideal optic choice be. I'm not a expert on those. I just know I want something long range, mill dots of some kind, illuminated reticle, and just a good clear image with good eye relief. Not sure about how to pick a specific one out.
While a 308 is a little overkill for yotes,it'll damn sure do the job.I prefer to use a 223 or 25/06 for yote killing.They'll both hit targets at 600 easily with practice,and the right bullet for the 223.
Some other suggested calibers would be the 243-260 Remington-6.5 Creedmoor-and 7mm-08.All of these are based off a 308 cartridge,and all will shoot 600 yards better than a 308.Factory ammo is also readily available for all of them,if you don't reload your own.
You might also think about getting an AR-15 in 223 or an AR-10 in any of the other calibers listed above.They come in real handy for multiple yotes or quick follow up shots if you happen to miss on your first shot.
Here's a few pics of my yote rifles-
Savage 12FLV 223 with a Boyd's LH thumbhole stock that I modified to fit the heavy barrel/1-9 twist,with a 6-24x50 Weaver Classic Extreme scope in Burris Signature Zee rings on a Ken Ferrell base.Rifle also has a SSS competition trigger installed in it-set at 2 lbs.
Rock River Arms 20" Varminter 223 it also has a 6-24x50 Weaver Classic Extreme scope on it.The photo is old and shows a different scope.
Savage 110FLCP 25/06 in a Choate tactical stock with a Sightron SIII 6-24x50 LRMD scope in Burris Signature Zee rings and a Ken Ferrell base.Along with it's 308 twin a 10FCP with a Sightron SIII 6-24x50 MOA-2 scope,same rings and base.
I just put a 7mm-08 together,and have a 6.5 Creedmoor barrel to build another rifle,or just swap out the barrels with one of my current rifles.
That's one of the reasons that I like Savage rifles,they're like adult lego kits,if you want something different,just take it apart and change it into something else in a matter of minutes.
Remington,Howa,Tikka,and CZ also make some great varmint style rifles.
When it comes to optics,Buy the best that you can afford.It's always best to get what you want the first time,even if it takes a little longer to save for it.
Springfield M1A maybe?
For coyote nothin smaller than a 338 lapua is gonna cut it!
I would play it safe by going 50bmg.
Have you ever seen those demons up close!!!
My dad hit one with a truck and the thing got up and started attacking th truck! You need a 50bmg or those thing will eat your face.
I guess if you ANSOLUTLY HAD TO any of the suggestions above would work.
Thank you for letting me waste your time with humor :D
This is a coyote
This is a rhinoceros...
I always get those confused :confused:
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