After contemplating it for a couple years I decided to add a varmint gun to the weaponry. I bought a Rem. 799 in 223 added a Cabelas Pine Ridge scope 6x18x44 and a Harris bipod. Nothing real fancy, but something to go play with coyotes with.
I started with my 243 but this year decided to specialize for my yote and bobcat hunting with the 22-250 in a Savage Predator which I put my Nikon Buckmaster 4.5 x 14 on. After doing my research on the two calibers I am happy to have gone with the 22-250.
Here it is and I must say it's accurate and I love it. Can't wait to wack some yotes with it this year.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...