Coyote and Bobcat rifle

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by bungiex8e8, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. bungiex8e8

    bungiex8e8 New Member

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    Im looking at buying a smaller caliber rifle for coyote and bobcats. Somthing that wont tear it to peices but something that will kill if if you hit it in the body. I dont want to spend a fortune on one and i wont be shooting more then 300 yards. Im looking at maybe $500 or less without scope and has to be bolt action.
     
  2. bungiex8e8

    bungiex8e8 New Member

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    i was looking a savage axis series was wondering if anyone has one and if there accurate its in my price range either the 223 or 22-250
     

  3. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    AR-15, Mini-14, bolt gun in .223 are all good choices.
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Idk about the axis but i know the savage edge in 22-250 is accurate as all get out.
     
  5. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    On the cheaper side you can always look for a nice mosin and pick up a few spam cans of ammo for plinking and some match grade ammo for hunting.
     
  6. gutz47

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    Stevens model 200. Whatever caliber you want.
     
  7. Marlinman

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    The op wants fairly cheap WO blowing big holes. On that point though a 243 wont make big hole either:)
     
  8. lonyaeger

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  9. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Ops, I apologize, I should have read that a little more clearly. :rolleyes:

    I agree that a .243 would do a great job. I enjoy mine and it doesn't tear meat up.
     
  10. Marlinman

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    A 243 also will knock either one rolling if you hit em anywhere in the chest cavity. As to a 223 or a 250 either will kill em dead wo a solid bullet pass through.
     
  11. willfully armed

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  12. dks7895

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    Marlin X7 or Savage Axis are two great choices. The 243 is a great choice as it can be used for varmints or whitetails. Lots of bullet choices and can reach to 300 yards with ease.
     
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  13. Marlinman

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    Ya and the marlin x7s in blued/black costs $299-$324 w tax here in missouri. They are forgiving and tack drivers. My 270 x7l will out shoot my buddies brand new 700 sps 270 anyday of the week with factory federal ammo, little loan my reloads. He also has the x7s in 243 and its an accurate little cuss.
     
  14. Marlinman

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    Marlins are also very easy to get parts for also. Scope bases are winchester model 70s, barrel nuts are savages, magazine springs are remington 700s, stocks are renington 700 sps
     
  15. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    My varmint gun is my winchester model 70 7mmwsm with a Pentax 3x9x50 scope & bipod
     
  16. Marlinman

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    As i said earlier wray on a mosin-the op doesnt want craters but small holes
     
  17. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I guess that i should have read a little farther up, my apologies
     
  18. Marlinman

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    No problem mon ami. I do have to admit to love seeing yotes explode under the impact of a 125 grain hornady ballistic tip 7mm wsm also though.;)
     
  19. Jeff56

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    The Axis and the Edge are essentially the same rifle. Savage just changed the name. But I'd pick a Stevens 200 over either. They are made a little better and they work with all the add on parts for Savage rifles. You may want to upgrade the trigger or even swap barrels to a different caliber at some point. You can do that easy with a 200 but not so easy with the Edge/Axis. But they are nice rifles and accurate. It's just the Stevens (made by Savage) has a few advantages and it doesn't cost but a few dollars more. The 200 should be about $30 - $50 more expensive but it's well worth it.
     
  20. jpattersonnh

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