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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #75 on: January 07, 2018, 08:24:56 PM »
If ya live in WA  .243  Idaho .223
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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #76 on: February 18, 2018, 09:05:13 PM »
I love my 6mm DTI.  It's shoots a 58gr Vmax consistently at 3550.  It's an upper for AR15.  You have to load your own but I enjoy that as well.  I shoot yotes with several others as well from 17 Rem up to my 240 WTBY till we start night hunting then it my M2 and 00 buck. 

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #77 on: February 22, 2018, 08:58:19 AM »
After talking to anther member on  here,  he made a good point that allot of the coyotes in this area western wa aren't really in good shape as far as fur goes , most of the dogs I've seen are mangy looking and look like hell, so if I end up ruining the fur its not the end of the world.  I was just thinking it would be cool to save a hide or 2 and tan them just to say that i did.  I'm not really a big fur and hide guy but having a couple hanging in my man room would be cool. Now I gotta figure out what a good load is for .243 hunting coyote, I don't load my own rounds but could probably find someone too if needed.  I'd like a round that'll put them down but also not cut em half.

Winchester Varmint X in 58grain if I'm using factory loads. Otherwise, I load Hornady 58g VMax with IMR 4064.

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #78 on: February 22, 2018, 11:25:45 AM »
When you get a big prime light colored one it is a little hard to say no but I am with you, tan and keep

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #79 on: March 06, 2018, 01:31:30 PM »
300WSM and Berger 185 VLDs at 3000 FPS is my go-to recently. For 400-600 yard shots shots during windy, wintry weather, I leave the smaller calibers at home.  For calling and hunting in timber .223 and .22-250 are excellent and not overpowering.

69 SMKs and 55 VMAX are excellent bullets and there are a million 224 bullets to choose from for reloading.

Overall, I think the best coyote weapon is the one you have on hand when the coyote is there.  Nothing wrong with using a deer rifle.  I've got a 6.5-06AI that's begging to let the air out of a coyote.
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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #80 on: March 06, 2018, 01:35:13 PM »
243 and 270

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2018, 01:43:19 PM »
When I was wanting to preserve fur, I sent 55 FMJs.  Had to recover quite a few more though.

Worst I've seen on fur is from bone hits with bigger bullets in the 180-215 range
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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2018, 02:15:58 PM »
30 06, and home poured 12 gauge buckshot. 9 pellets of #1-0 fit nicely inside the shot cup for maximum range.

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2018, 01:56:40 PM »
Took 3 shots at 2 big coyotes this morning.. Wish I had my favorite rifle with me (Rock River ATH) but all I had was my 38 snubnose pistol. Two of the shots were reasonably close as you could tell by their reaction. The snubby was never meant to be a 100 yard round..

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Re: Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting
« Reply #84 on: April 30, 2018, 10:13:51 PM »
If you reload 5.56 NATO/.223 in AR15 build with 16 to 18 inch barrel and scope 2 to 4 x 9 to 16. Bolt gun depending on conditions Savage 93R17 in 17HMR is nice. Although it can occasionally leave a mess behind. Savage 12FV in .223 if you reload you can run a bullet designed to leave one hole instead of shrapnel and be fine to 400 to 700 yards depending on skill, equipment, and situation.

Yes a .224 can allow cougar opportunity but at a significant cost per round and decreased barrel life. At that point have a friend with a bolt action .308 back you up and then you have AR15 and bolt action .308, it's a great combo. Or just bring a bolt action with you and set-up using it to spot and ID targets before deciding engagement plan and possible platform swap. Cost per round and barrel life factored in .308 is essentially more cost effective (including expected barrel life and cost to replace than a .224 and has greater capabilities. However you shouldn't expect much with regard to hides with that platform.

 

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