Ive been hunting coyotes for a year or so and ive been using a .17hmr. The .17 Doesnt kill them very quickly so ive decided to get a new gun. I cant decide between a .204 ruger or a .223 wsm. Which do you guys think is a better choice.
I have been shooting a .204 for two seasons and absolutely LOVE it. It has very light recoil and I have not left an exit wound yet. I've been shooting the hday 32gr V-max bullets and have killed yotes out to 300yds. The .204 is a dream for pelt salvage.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...