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Old 11-11-2011, 07:02 PM   #11
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You could use a sabot.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:59 PM   #12
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30.06 will probably knock a coyote over.

Most folks use their rifle for more than 1 type of game,

and 30.06 is great, for a few reasons.
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I either use my ar-15 in 5.56 or my savage .22-250. Ill use the savage if we are hunting in wide open areas, but most the time my buddies and i hunt a mixture with mostly thick woods. Ive got a holographic sight on my ar so its great for hunting coyotes after dark
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If you are not keeping the hide, a .30-06 is fine. Do your thing and find your own way. Coyotes are a pita at times, but w/ good optics can be taken easily over bait, if that is legal in your State. 150gr will work well. If you reload Gas checked cast lead are great bullets. You load them to about 2000fps. Makes a great coyote round.
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If you are not keeping the hide, a .30-06 is fine. Do your thing and find your own way. Coyotes are a pita at times, but w/ good optics can be taken easily over bait, if that is legal in your State. 150gr will work well. If you reload Gas checked cast lead are great bullets. You load them to about 2000fps. Makes a great coyote round.
What if I am going to keep the hide l
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Yeah, well, then you want to select a smaller round based on ballistics

favorable to you. 5.56 is nice, so are a few others.

I guess it depends on different factors for different hunts.

Coyotes are a target of opportunity for me, since it's

open season year round for 'yotes in Florida.
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for keeping the pelt, id suggest like a few others the .22 win mag. otherwise use the biggest most deadly weapon you have at your disposal thats legal in your state. i dont know about you but in upstate NY we hunt coyotes as target practice. so if it goes boom or even thawack (thats a bow or cross bow) you can use it for yotes. but is the pelt really worth saving for you? even salted and ready to tan they only go for at most $30-$45 in optimal condition (meaning no bullet holes) tanned they can get up to about $50, to me its not really worth it. but i cant very well speak for you.
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for keeping the pelt, id suggest like a few others the .22 win mag. otherwise use the biggest most deadly weapon you have at your disposal thats legal in your state. i dont know about you but in upstate NY we hunt coyotes as target practice. so if it goes boom or even thawack (thats a bow or cross bow) you can use it for yotes. but is the pelt really worth saving for you? even salted and ready to tan they only go for at most $30-$45 in optimal condition (meaning no bullet holes) tanned they can get up to about $50, to me its not really worth it. but i cant very well speak for you.
I have no idea what the law is in Ky. But I would be keeping the pelts for myself not or sale but I do have a mini 14 but no scope
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Smithkid, I use a 30-96 for coyote on occasion myself, and have had decent luck with Federal's 55 grain sabots. They are a 55 grain .223 bullet in a sabot, in a 30-06 case, and they are an excellent round for coyotes and woodchucks at longer ranges. Upside; they don't destroy the hide, Downside;shot placement is a little more critical. Hope this helps.

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