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.
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...