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Coyote

Can anyone tell me what is the right firearm for coyote

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A 243 would be a good choice with plenty of longer range capabilities. If you are going to be hunting in very windy conditions, with long range shooting, you may wish to go to something that handles a heavier bullet than the 243. Many.many choices then, mine woulde be the 270

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If you are looking to save pelts, then go for something in the smaller diameters:

204
221
222
223
22-250

If you don't care about the pelt and are going to stretch out the shot distances on windy days (like Hammer said), go bigger:

243
6mm
308
7mm-08

Or whatever your shoulder can take.

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Location: Washington
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I like the .204 ruger. I still have good range in wind...not sure how with such a light bullet. It's also really easy on the hides.

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Location: Middle Tennessee
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bitmasher wrote:
If you are looking to save pelts, then go for something in the smaller diameters:

204
221
222
223
22-250

If you don't care about the pelt and are going to stretch out the shot distances on windy days (like Hammer said), go bigger:

243
6mm
308
7mm-08

Or whatever your shoulder can take.

That pretty much sums it up.. add in the 25-06 also Thumbs up

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Location: Boise Idaho
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Coyote

i go after them with my 223 Thumbs up Big smile

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If we want to save the pelts in Az. we us shotguns alot. Also 204, 223, 22-250, 25-06. What ever you use just get out there and have fun. Yes

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Coyote

I use either my .220 swift or 6mm rem. but their are alot out there that will work.

Location: Northern AZ
Joined: 07/24/2005
Posts: 80
Coyote

We usually have two people per stand...one for the up close with a 12 or 20 gauge and one for the long shots with .223 (my favorite) or the .22-250.

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