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Old 12-24-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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hello, I am ready to start a new project, (hunting coyotes) and would like some input. should I go with a .223, or .308? I live in Michigan so it wont be real long shots. The rifles in mind are a Savage Axis or the Remington 700VTR. (I kind of like its appearance) Any replies will be appreciated, thank you.

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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I moved it to the hunting forum.

My 2 cents: My nephew and I use .223/5.56. But I'm hardly an expert.

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I dont see me shooting a yote at distances that would exceed the .223/5.56's reach. The .223 is plenty capable of cleanly killing the coyote out to 300+yrds. I wouldnt shoot past that even if I had a .308. Just my .02

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223 also used

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hello, I am ready to start a new project, (hunting coyotes) and would like some input. should I go with a .223, or .308? I live in Michigan so it wont be real long shots. The rifles in mind are a Savage Axis or the Remington 700VTR. (I kind of like its appearance) Any replies will be appreciated, thank you.
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I thick a .223 is just the right gun for what you are going to be hunting . I have a rem. .223 bolt action myself . Hunt safe ! Richone

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Mossberg MVP is great rifle what i use myself if 308 us what you decide Mossberg night train is real nice to

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I like 223 also with low recoil it will improve your shooting skills for deer season and larger calibers.

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Different rifles...the VTR is a pound heavier than the Axis. The Axis would be a better field rifle. The VTR is borderline benchrest. Personally, I like the Ruger Hawkeye M77 all-weather stainless and I'd get it in .243 so it would serve as a coyote or for larger game like deer and hogs. My opinion of course.

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