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Old 10-03-2012, 03:55 AM   #11
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Springfield M1A maybe?
M1A is a great rifle but not a great yote gun. Without investing another grand or more they are kind if temperamental for retaining zero and accuracy as well as fit stable mounting if good optics.

A good bolt gun in a flat shooting caliber is probably more stable. ARs are great out to 300 yds. I don't think I'd be taking too many shots beyond that range at yotes since they are kind of small.
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The Winchester Model 70 has been pressed into military service numerous times. Howa manufactures rifles for Weatherby. Weatherby rifles are known the world over for their dependability and accuracy. Howa rifles are less expensive and they come with a houge stock right out of the box.

Honestly most mainstream manufactured rifles are capable of the accuracy you desire. You need to make some decisions on your own. The market is full of rifles that meet your needs. Don't marry any rifle you buy. Take your time and give the rifle every opportunity. But when it's time to cut it loose don't be afraid to do so.

You also need to learn to reload. Handloading will provide you with ammo that meets your needs perfectly.
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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.
That's like saying "I'm thinking of getting a new girlfriend, one that likes NASCAR and bowling."

Everyone has a different opinion on what they would look for.
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The Redfield Widefield Accu Trac Illuminator 3x9 as used by Marine Corps snipers in Viet Nam would certainly do the job. This one's mounted on a JP Sauer Mod90 Stutzen Mannlicher Carbine 30-06.
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A good bolt action 7mm mag with the right scope would do the job for you. I have a ruger m77 7mm mag that i use for long distances.. but i need aa better scope..
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Any quality rifle with a top end scope on it.

If you want to shoot coyotes at 600 yards, you should look at paying as much for the scope as you do for the rifle.

Nikon Monarch or Leupold VX series are the lowest you should go.

For that kind of range, I would get a .25-06, .264 or 7MM magnum, and a 6.5-20X 50 target scope
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You may want to also look at the TC Icon Precision Hunter.
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I don't really understand why the OP needs to shoot 600 yards to kill a coyote. I kill most of my coyotes with a Hi Point 9mm carbine with the stock peep sight. Coyotes being out of range is never the issue. They run to frikin fast.
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We don't need to understand the op's reasons for shootin 'yotes at 600.
The fact is he wants a good rifle that can do that if he wants to.
A 600+ yard gun in 223/25-06/7mm and such does just as well for 100 yard shots. He asked for recomendations, not more questions.
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We don't need to understand the op's reasons for shootin 'yotes at 600.
The fact is he wants a good rifle that can do that if he wants to.
A 600+ yard gun in 223/25-06/7mm and such does just as well for 100 yard shots. He asked for recomendations, not more questions.
I have a question for you, a .223 at 600+ yards, seriously! As stated, Yotes can run. One issue the OP will run into as coyotes move almost constantly with a scope for 600 yard shots is finding them w/ a 6-24xXX at close range. When you jump a coyote it is usually less then 50 yards in this area. There are a few places that you can set up for 200 yard shots and call them in, but they usually sneak up close before you ever see them. A high powered scope is a detriment in that situation. W/ a 3-12 power the FOV is 48+ feet at 12 at 600 yards. That little 3-4ft long SOB is hard to find w/ that much FOV. How in the hell are you going to find one w/ a 24 power and 24' FOV when it's moving. I think Old Crow was being realistic, not a stick in the mud. If you're searching w/ your uber scope at 600 yards, a yote may sneak in, steal your lunch, hump your a$$, and be gone and you'd never see it w/ that scope. Keep it simple stupid, ever heard of it??

I'd love to use my Highpoint carbine, a great idea. Too bad they are 10 round mags, a no no.
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