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Location: Forsyth county,nc.
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Air rifles on coyotes?

Guys, I am not going to hunt coyotes with an air rifle, but check out this review of the JSB Predator pellets, The review is from reviewcentre.com

Good Points: The JSB pellets have great penetration, fast and hard hitting. Dont dirty up the barrel to bad either.
Bad Points: None that I can think of.
General comments: I have just recentley bought a Crossman Seirra pro, shoots pellets at 1000 fps, So I got my target zeroed in at 40 yards! Even at that range the rifle still had 1.2 IN. groupings. After that, I went coyote hunting. It may sound inhumane, but I called a coyote in with my foxpro, and according to my range finder he was about 22 yards away. I was in a tree stand, I shot him right behind the ear. Dropped him on the spot! He weighed in at 36 pounds. Great pellets.

Location: Butte, MT
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Air rifles on coyotes?

Hmmmm.... I don't know if that's such a great idea. Coyotes are varmints, but a hunter still has a responsibility to make a swift and clean kill, part of that is using a weapon proportionate to the animal's size. Right behind the ear at 22yds? Sounds like you made a good shot, but I'd still discourage this. To each his own, I reckon, as long as it's legal, but something about this doesn't hit me right. I'd almost consider a .22 to be somewhat small for a coyote.

Out of curiosity, do you know the bullet weight of your pellets?

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
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Air rifles on coyotes?

I've shot squirrels, jackrabbits and snowshoe hare with a Gamo Big Cat (1,000fps.) with Gamo Master Point (7.8gr.), Magnum (8.3gr.) and Hunter (8.4gr.) pellets. Out to 30 yds. they go right through them for heart/lung shots. I've shot ground squirrels at 60 yds. with Beeman Wadcutter Special Coating pellets.

I wouldn't shoot a coyote with it but I could see it as being very possible.

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Domed Pellets

wlfdg wrote:
I've shot squirrels, jackrabbits and snowshoe hare with a Gamo Big Cat (1,000fps.) with Gamo Master Point (7.8gr.), Magnum (8.3gr.) and Hunter (8.4gr.) pellets. Out to 30 yds. they go right through them for heart/lung shots. I've shot ground squirrels at 60 yds. with Beeman Wadcutter Special Coating pellets. I wouldn't shoot a coyote with it but I could see it as being very possible.
When possible use heavy ( 8.4-9 grain ) domed pellets for shooting at long ranges. I am surprised waddcutters are still good at 60 yards, they become inaccurate past 20 yards...

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Location: Oregon
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Air rifles on coyotes?

I am headed out to a bigbore airgun shoot in Wyoming this month, and may take a coyote. But i sure wouldn't use a small-bore air rifle on one. I'll be using a bigbore air rifle (.454 caliber) on a coyote if I get the chance.

Yes I just hope it isn't overkill

The Great Western Big Bore Prairie Dog Shoot
http://hardcorebigbore.com/hunts.htm

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Air rifles on coyotes?

First welcome and second how about some more info on big bore airguns. Never heard of them, but sounds interesting.

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Location: Oregon
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Air rifles on coyotes?
CVC wrote:
First welcome and second how about some more info on big bore airguns. Never heard of them, but sounds interesting.

Here is another post I made on hunting with them, along with a few links to get you started.

I must warn you: these guns are extremely addictive, and you may forget you even own powderburning guns for awhile. I get 250 .45caliber slugs for around $32, and 100 roundballs is only about $10, which allows me to shoot a lot of.45 caliber slugs on the cheap!

http://www.biggamehunt.net/node/24757#comment-63651

http://www.hardcorebigbore.com/

http://www.adventuresinairguns.com/

http://www.airgunadvice.net/index.php

http://www.network54.com/Index/41504

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
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Air rifles on coyotes?

Butcher45, What kind of recoil do those big bores have?

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Location: Oregon
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wlfdg wrote:
Butcher45, What kind of recoil do those big bores have?

Sort of like taking the recoil of a .45ACP target load pistol, and putting it into a rifle is the best way I can describe it. Lotsa fun!

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Wow this is pretty awesome stuff this is my first time seeing or hearing about these too. Thumbs up

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Personally I don't use my

Personally I don't use my rifle to hunt coyotes, I simply like to practice target shooting. I plan to get a Leupold rifle scope and see if I can improve myself, but I'll just leave the coyotes alone.

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