Coyote Rifles

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by sksmerc, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. sksmerc

    sksmerc New Member

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    I use my yugoslavian SKS to hunt coyotes and anything I legally can with it. I know it may not be the ideal coyote rifle it can take a beating performs great in any weather condition shoots straight for me. Wondering what they rest of you are shooting out there.
     
  2. jpattersonnh

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    Whatever rifle I have in my hands.

    I've used a 12ga w/ #4 lead, .223, 6.5x55, 7mm Rem Mag, and .22WMR in rimfire only areas.
     

  3. Durangokid

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    My 25-06 Sako or the Colt H- Bar .223.:D
     

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  4. joshfireart

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    Mini 30 oh and model 70 22 250

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  5. sksmerc

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    how does the hide hold up against the bigger rounds
     
  6. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    In my own experience, fairly well. I used to use a savage 110 in 270 win. for coyotes. I now use whatever rifle, shotgun, muzzel loader, or bow I take with me. With the 1903 springfield I use federal 55 gr. accelerators (.223 sabot) for 'yotes, But the 185 gr. soft points haven't been too damaging. I certainly would not use a .50 BMG though. :D :eek: That would be like using a 220 gr. lead hand load, made to drop elk in their tracks, on a rabbit. It would work, but you ain't gonna eat the rabbit afterwards. You would be lucky to find pieces of it.
     
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  7. jpattersonnh

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    Take head shoots. in one ear and out the other. You get from the cape down to the tail w/ no holes. You also need to take the hide as a tube, not split down the belly. Winter coats are what buyers look for also.
     
  8. ShagNasty1001

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    Smith & Wesson M&P-15 with a custom built bull barrel
     

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  9. Shoobee

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    How does coyote taste? Anything like dog?

    And who wants a fur coat out of coyote?

    If you have a sheep ranch, and the coyotes are costing you money, you would probably be more efficient using a baited trap. Traps never sleep.

    ... unless you actually plan to eat them, or make their pelts into coats.

    Otherwise they are not worth the cost of reloading a high power round to bag them with.

    Coyotes serve the niche of varmint control in nature, for smaller varmints, such as mice, rats, ground hogs, etc. If you plan to take over their jobs (as varminters) then you are going to spend a lot of money on ammo.

    Coyotes are similar to hawks and falcons, in their environmental role.

    If you just enjoy killing things, then the USMC has a great program waiting for you. Sign up and volunteer for Afghanistan. Then you can kill armed rags, in a fair gunfight. Ever thought about it?
     
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  10. Shoobee

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    Nice gun, SHAG.
     
  11. Shoobee

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    You're wasting expensive bullets.
     
  12. theropinfool

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    Whatever I can get my hands on. I'd use a rock if I had to. Just one guy in the cattle business's opinion.

    I like to throw them in the back of my brothers truck when he's not around.
     
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  13. jpattersonnh

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    Please stop smoking that Cali green! Why even venture here to the hunting forum if you are an anti hunter? A good friend had his prized male beagle snatched from right in front of him by a big Coyote. Tell him how good they are.
     
  14. jpattersonnh

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    You don't hand load. Bullets are cheap.
     
  15. sksmerc

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    normally go for head sometimes all i see because of the brush here. i don't worry to much about buyers my buddies girl and mother make all kinds of things out of animal hides so i just pass the fur on. you just slit it at the ends work your knife up to tube them
     
  16. sksmerc

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    theres more hides than coats i have people i give the fur to that use it for all sorts of things. and the do prey on some endangered species here in oregon and there is a huge surplus of yotes that cause hell all around here. ya just took my ASVAB for the army usmc doesn't like my tattoos but thank you for the referral.
     
  17. sksmerc

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    i have my rem 700 tac 30-06 for bigger game il give it a try
     
  18. sksmerc

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    what kind of range and groupings out of it. my friend has one but its set up for close combat kind of
     
  19. sksmerc

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    ha should take put one under neath his seat if its a old truck with a bench seat good fire you might not see him around so much or leave his truck unlocked
     
  20. theropinfool

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    All started cuz the dirty sucker was doing it to everyone else. He still thinks its one of his buddy's getting him back.