We've got tons of cats here. We've got a huge cougar population since the libs voted out hound hunting. This cat was taken about 10 miles from my house. The guy on the right got a special hound permit to kill one. I know both of these guys.
We kill a lot of yotes with whatever we have. The biggest problem is finding a bullet that works without blowing them up. Will you be hunting where you have to worry about bullet travel after you hit, or miss the coyote. If you are alone in the wide open spaces I would consider a FMJ bullet. With a 308 a FMJ will surly kill them, if you stay out of the guts, without making a huge exit hole.
I use a 243 with 75 gr. ballistic tips and often blow them up if I don't hit bone, but I like that the bullet stops after I hit something.
A friend uses a 6mm with soft points and usually does qwite well.
While I was up on the mountains looking for some elk, we spotted some off in the distance. And while I was glassing these elk I couldn’t quite pick up the details of these elk because they were clear out there, and because I couldn’t keep steady enough to get a clear picture of what I was looking at. I told my brother, “I can’t really tell ‘cause I’m shaking.” He gave me the best piece of glassing advice I’ve ever been told (‘cause how many glassing tips can there really be...