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500to22nut 12-18-2012 06:40 PM

22lr for varmints
I'm new hi everyone
What do you think about taking coyotes with high velocity segmenting 22lr bullet

unclebear 12-18-2012 08:23 PM

welcome, It's not the preferred round to use against them but it works I've seen a guy take a coyote with a 22 he took one shot into the head and it went down that said that was the only one he got that day. Most people prefer a 223 or a 22-250 something along those lines, But even the 17HMR is a nice round to take the buggers with. Really it just depends on your skill as a hunter and how good you are with your firearm. I even read a article in fish fur and trapping about a guy that hunts them in thick pines with a shotgun so really it's possible but it just depends on your skill and what nature wants to do for you.

500to22nut 12-18-2012 08:28 PM

I'm confident In my skill
I practice my squeril rifle shooting tums tablet at 25 yards so a miss is near devastating lol

500to22nut 12-18-2012 08:36 PM

Head shots are what I always go for when hunting small and medium game with my air rifles but I want to be able to shoot at the lungs (never ever attempting a coyote with an air gun only coon and rabbits and what not)

500to22nut 12-18-2012 09:56 PM

Would cheap cci stingers take them down with a heart shot?
Or would 1700 fps 36 grain segmenting hollow point be a better choice?

hmh 12-18-2012 10:11 PM

My only response is see what your rifle likes best. I do not have a .22 that "likes" stingers. Mini mag might be better just see what your .22 likes.

500to22nut 12-18-2012 10:42 PM

So anything I can shoot straight will kill a coyote with a chest shot?

jpattersonnh 12-18-2012 11:02 PM

Depends on how long it takes to expire. When you say chest shot, are you talking front? Most new yote hunters shoot high for the anatomy of a yote. .22lr is not a good choice, either is the .17HMR. If you can make head shots either will work. I've yet to see a Coyote that will give you the time for one.

500to22nut 12-18-2012 11:31 PM

If it's comeing head on it's easy head shot right between the eyes
If it's running past me it's easir to double tap the chest area then make 1 head shot that's why I ask

jpattersonnh 12-18-2012 11:37 PM

So how far it runs is not an issue. Good luck.

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