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Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« on: December 03, 2009, 08:33:42 AM »
What would be the maximum effective range for the .22 mag?  Have only shot a few bunnies with this as of now but am curious.  Thanks.

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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 08:42:25 AM »
50 yards.
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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 09:49:06 AM »
Accuracy is the question.  With a solid rest and practice, out to 100yds easily.  Most 22mags I've shot are more than capable of head shots out to 100yds (pending is has a reliable scope).  :twocents:

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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 09:53:22 AM »
On another thread about the 17hmr they said it was unethical to shoot a coyote with one.... 17hmr is just a necked down 22mag right? The bullet is lighter but hit in the head or boiler maker its still dead right?
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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 10:02:50 AM »
the guy on verminators wacks a ton of stuff witha 10/22mag varying distances, none that come to mind lol.
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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 12:05:49 PM »
50 yards MAX, count on NEVER getting a perfect shot in the field.
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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 12:07:45 PM »
An interesting article with a penetration test witha 22.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=503007#Post503007


this guy shot through a partially frozen turkey with 3 layers of clothes at 300 yards.
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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 12:09:59 PM »
I actually hit one right in the ear hole at a paced 135 steps. That said I would limit my shots to 50 yards or less
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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 12:38:13 PM »
ive shot grouse a few grouse at 75 with a 22, i think 100yrds would prob be bout right

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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 12:44:42 PM »
I think 75 yards easily, and 100 yards if you practice enough and the gun is capable of the accuracy needed for that distance. If you're only shooting to 50 yards you could just about use a shotgun with #4 buck instead.

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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 12:47:08 PM »
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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 12:53:39 PM »
I recently whacked a few coyotes with my 17 hmr and was not overly impressed with the results, even under 100yds. I have shot 50 cent size groups out to 200 with the same gun (baring no wind) Its very accurate but doesnt have much energy...I wouldn't think a maggy would have much better results, but have heard different from some of my buddies? Call em' in close or move up to a centerfire :twocents:
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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 02:21:28 PM »
An interesting article with a penetration test witha 22.

this guy shot through a partially frozen turkey with 3 layers of clothes at 300 yards.

Interesting, I think the .22 MAG would be fine to 100-150 yards with the right rifle.  Thanks for all the feedback.

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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2009, 02:26:32 PM »
I think 150 yards is really pushing it, as your bullet placement would have to be perfect. No sense in wounding coyotes so they end up dying a slow and painful death. We need to have a little respect for the animals we hunt, even if they are "just" coyotes.

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Re: Effective range .22 mag for coyotes?
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2009, 02:26:53 PM »
 :)I have shot a few with 22 and 22 mag. very poor results, unless a perfect shot presented it self. I shot a yote in the chest at 50 yards with a 22, it twitched and trotted off, I killed it about 6 months later and found the bullet just under the skin, a rib stopped it.
I had a few hobble off somewhere after rib hits with 22 mag. I use 223 minimum kills em at any angle.
I think 50 yards is a long shot for 12 gauge, I would use a 12 before a 22 mag anytime.
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