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Old 03-20-2009, 09:58 PM   #31
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Default kill any small game no bigger than a coyote

So my roommate bought a MARLIN 17 V BOLT-ACTION RIMFIRE RIFLE for $225 and so I decided to follow him and get a .17 for myself. I must have read a novel worth of material on all the .17s out there before finally landing on one. After reading on all of the differences and problems with all the guns I decided on Model 93R17BTVS with AccuTrigger for around $320. It has one of the best grips for a gun I have ever held. The main reason I spent the extra money on it was because of 2 things, one being the stock and second was the trigger pull. To get the after market equivalent of the savage for the marlin you would need to spend about $80. So It seemed to be the right move to get the stock and trigger I wanted right off the bat rather and piecing it together. And so far we both kill about the same amount of animals but he would really like it if he had the same trigger.
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #32
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I've used .17hmr, 204 Ruger, and .223 Rem. They will all kill, the .17hmr is effective in close but shot placement is paramount, the .223 is an old standby that works well with predictable bullet drop, shot placement is important. The .204 is just flat out exciting it's fast, flat shooting and devastating, shot placement matters with this round also.
Summary emphasizes shot placement as the most important element with any caliber. .17hmr out to 100 yards. .223 out to 250-300 yards. .204 out to 350-400 yards. This works for me with the optics and bullets I'm using. If it's windy I'll use the .223 and keep the shots 200 yards and less.
This is what works for me and in no way should be misconstrued as a guideline for anyone else. Everyone needs to work it out for thierself to find what works for them.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:51 AM   #33
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Barnes Varmint Grenade without a doubt. Put a 6mm through a yote and it jumps 5 feet, see for yourself,

I'm pretty sure they said it was available in a few calibers, but I would try the 6mm personally
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:40 PM   #34
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Default Distances and pelts

As a youngster our coyote's had crappy pelts our's not the desireable ones to bring good prices so weapons were brutal most our neighbors used deer rifles,
My cousin lived in a different region with better pelts and he used a hand-me down pump remington in 25-20winchester he anchored quite a few over the years,
My father was doing pretty good with a Remington 721 in 30-06 and handloading 110grainers and smaller if he could find slugs small enough in .308 dia., I gave em a old beat up Remington 78 in .223 (bought off a highschool kid) and thats his new favorite he had also used a 25-06 and a .22-250 as well but still likes that old .223.
if you live in a reagon where they dont bring any money shot gun em or use whatever will flatten them, seen dad shoot one with his sgavage 99 in .243 and he flattened it and it sprang up and dusted over the hill into canyons lost
the slug too big (100grain boattail)
the areas with bounty's the ears bring more than the pelts!
a well balanced cartridge is best, the .22-250 is most prevalant, the .223 is my choice and havent any idea about the 204 ruger, I had a Rem 700 BDL in
.17Remington but traded it off after 4 years (too wind sensitive)
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:05 PM   #35
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I shoot coyotes with a .17 K Hornet .22 Hornets, a .223, a .22 Cheeta MKII and, on windy days, a .300 Winchester magnum with 28" barrel. The .22 Hornets and .223 gets 45 grain bullets of nearly any make. The Cheeta likes 55 grain FMJ bullets.

When small game hunting I will take on a coyote with a .22 LR if the range is short.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:35 PM   #36
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"Rimfires are NOT coyote rounds. I don't care what anyone says" Hooah Cpt. Amen.

That aside, the best coyote round is the anything that kills the lil' bastards, besides rimfires.

I have used .222, .223, .243, 6.5, .308, .357, .45lc and in the end they all ended up just as dead. For pelts I would stay at .224 and under with moderate speed and stay away from "varmint" loads like Sierra Blitz or VMax. A decent soft point huunting bullet will put a dog down with little damage. They're not hard to kill. Good luck.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:37 PM   #37
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Ive been shooting coyotes for the last few months in maine. Ive been using a remington 870 tact iv with remington buckshot. But im hunting in very thick brush and they ussally walk right up to me, between 5 to 15 feet. I thought coyote hunting was easy till read u guys post. U gotta try it in maine. Dont even need a call. Just scent cover
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:08 AM   #38
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Default coyote round

i hunt them with either of my following round's 22/250 223 rem or my 243 Win & at times even use my deer round of 270 Win all are handloaded by me & are very accurate & on the money.
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:18 AM   #39
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I have to agree with another poster that rimfires arent coyote rounds. I have only shot 53 coyotes so I dont have alot of experence, but I have shot 5 with a 22LR. Of these five I only recovered two. I shot alot with a 222 and 223 Remingtons and can say that 8 out of 10 times they will kill fast. Two out of ten get away. Once I went to a 243 I never lost one or had one move with any solid hit.
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:03 AM   #40
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Default The 243 win

I AGREE 30 30 that the 243. win is far superior than some other round's for ol'e wiley.
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