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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2021, 09:32:01 AM »
I tagged one at 40 yards last week in Montana, but may have been over gunned lol. Hit it at 40 yards with a 300 prc. He was chasing a group of does and fawns so didnít really care to much

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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2021, 09:35:42 AM »
It is a12,Ad says it is specifically designed for 32 and 35 grain bullets.I will try 40 sometime and see if they work but from what i read they 32 35 grain .204 drop them if hit right and minimal fur damage is what i am after.
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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2021, 06:17:49 PM »
I have shot 100's of Coyotes, my main gun is a short barreled 204 or Sako 17 rem. I do save pelts and don't like recoil. I also have Fred Eickler Rock River AR.223, Tikka 22-250, Ruger HB 220 swift that are available, as well as a little Sako 6x45.... but use 204 Howa mini action, timney trigger, steel bottom metal with 10 shot magazine 99% of the time.... 204 is good as a rig gun or packing in to stands....17Rem next in line. My  :twocents:

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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2021, 10:43:07 PM »
Put whatever case works for you behind a Hornady 88gr ELD-M in a 8 twist and destroy yotes as far out as you are capable of shooting them.

22-250
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If you want a 22-250 AI without the fire forming go 22x47 Lapua . A 77gr bullet @ 3600 is a yote killer.
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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2021, 06:58:01 PM »
Thanks for all the advice,I'm gonna go ahead and order the complete upper for .204 Ruger.After looking at ballistics and comparing them the .204 shines pretty good.I jumped on what i found already last night after finding all this out and bought 300 35 grain match varmint HP bergers.3 boxes of Hornady superformance varmint v-max bullets.(since i found these)Ammo for these doesn't appear to be available at a lot of places as they don't even list them.

Sold this DPMS LR204 with a 24" heavy barrel. Geissele 2 stage trigger was like breaking a glass rod.

It was accurate but a real PITA to pack - long, heavy and cumbersome.
Could shoot 5 shot 1'" groups at 300 yards. Closer groups were larger. Acted like the bullets stabilized further out.
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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2021, 02:19:33 PM »
I love the new .204,Sure is an accurate little sucker.Dropped 3 coyotes this am up on the Wenas DRT.

only thing is.I wish i would have thought more on it as far as gun cleaning and reloading goes.

I could not find in stock any where a cleaning rod that would fit so i made one.Now i started to reload some rounds(i have 45 to load) and wouldn't you know it,My case trimmer does not have a 20 caliber tip lol.I'll have to make one of those as well.
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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2021, 03:50:06 PM »
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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2021, 07:22:50 PM »
ahhhh the saga continues lol.I made the case trimmer nipple,worked very good buuuut now i just set up to load with powder and the funnel that i use for .223 is too big and the powder sits on the mouth so when i lift funnel some powder falls to the table.so i guess now i need to buy a smaller funnel.
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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2021, 08:03:39 PM »
I used to have a 20 Practical upper.  It was a great round, and brass was easy...just resize LC 556, and load it.  I sold it to a guy who offered me way more than I had into it.  On the chrono, it ran right with the 204.  It was invented by a guy in the Brush Prarie area.  He talked me into it, and I'll probably put another one together at some point.
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Re: looking for a new coyote gun
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2021, 06:25:15 PM »
All done.Just a heads up for anyone interested.

I said i needed a smaller funnel to load the powder.I went to the URM store in town and bought a cake decorating tip and bag kit.several shaped tips but one was round and small.worked great under $9. soldered a little ring on it for a handle and thats it.
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