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Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« on: December 25, 2017, 10:23:56 PM »
So I've been wanting to get into predator hunting , #1 too hopefully help with deer #'s in my neck of the woods and #2 it gives me a  excuse to be in the woods year round. I'm trying to decide what rifle to go with for primarily coyote ? Any recommendations  appreciated , thanks.

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 10:31:24 PM »
Primarily coyotes bolt gun 22-250. AR15 223.  If you could use it back and fourth on deer etc. Go with a 243.
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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 10:37:05 PM »
Do you want to save the fur?


"primarily coyote" tells me you want to use it for other stuff too, does this mean deer? ground squirrels?  Or something else?

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 11:39:31 PM »
I think I agree with the 243. Also the biggest caliber allowed when hunting yotes, during elk etc. season without needing that tag.

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2017, 06:39:37 AM »


222, 223, 243.


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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2017, 06:43:14 AM »
I've killed more with .223's than anything else. 

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2017, 07:01:17 AM »
22-250 and 22 mag.
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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 07:28:40 AM »
Do you want to save the fur?

 I'd like to save the fur and will be only for predator hunting, no deer. 
"primarily coyote" tells me you want to use it for other stuff too, does this mean deer? ground squirrels?  Or something else?

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 07:30:02 AM »
For coyote specifically, what are the advantages of .22-250 over .223/5.56mm? The cost of the ammo seems to be averaging about twice the cost of the .223 or more.  :dunno:

I've been thinking about a varmint gun. Can the .22-250 be done on an AR15 platform? Has anyone used the .223 WSSM round? Thanks.
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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 07:32:17 AM »
Yes I'd like to save the fur and will be hunting predators mainly coyote, hopefully bobcats and if really lucky a cougar. 

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 07:37:40 AM »
dumped my 223 for a 243
more versatile

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 08:00:02 AM »
The cartridge isn't really that critical, anything will work. I agree with either the 223 or 243. I'd probably go with the 243 if I was purchasing a new predator rifle. But most important in my mind is I'd want a relatively light rifle with a short barrel (probably 20 - 22 inch.) As others have said the 243 is a good choice just due to the versatility and the fact that you can hunt deer with it too. But, if you're saving the fur, the 223 might be the best option for that reason.

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2017, 08:14:06 AM »
22 hornet for fur

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2017, 08:29:52 AM »
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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2017, 08:31:02 AM »
What do you guys think of the 22.250 over  .223?

 

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