new gun

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by JA2327, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. JA2327

    JA2327 New Member

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    Ok so I'm looking for a new rifle I will hunt a few dear but mostly hunt coyotes what caliber would be best for me? My hunting conditions will be most likely snowy. I will be positioned at the top of a canyon looking down into a mostly plain area calling the coyotes in. Hopefully this is enough info for you guys
     
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  2. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    I need more information. What area the county you live in. High density woods, open plains, lots of hills, desert. That's a start. A 25-06 would be a good all around starter choice.

    Please stop by the Introductions part of the forum when ya get a chance and say Howdy! :D

    EDIT: Well you got my answer, I am sure others will be along shortly.
     
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  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Like Jack said please give some more info.
     
  4. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

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    .223, .22-250, .243, 25-06, all great coyote rounds, but if you are shooting out to maybe 800-1000 yards and going for deer you could go with the 300 WM, or another magnum cartridge.Or the newer WSM-WSSM cartridges like the .223 WSSM, .243 WSSM, 25 WSSM, 270 WSM, 300 WSM........ These would all work.

    In other words what kinda country are you hunting in, you said top of canyon, mostly plains in front of you. This to me seems you may be shooting out to a thousand yards. You also state you may want to take a few deer, well for longer range deer rule out the .223 and .22-250. For a thousand yard, coyote, deer, pronghorn-antelope, elk gun I would go with the .300 WM. Just my opinion....
     
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  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Just wondering.... did you mean deer or dear?
     
  6. Josey Wales '94

    Josey Wales '94 New Member

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    His wife (wives) must be horrible.....
     
  7. freefall

    freefall New Member

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