What the best coyote rifle..

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Re: What the best coyote rifle..

Postby Woody Mortensen » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:59 pm

[quote="Mike Brooks"]I have been shooting coyotes with my 7mm Mag when elk hunting, any good idea's on a specific coyote rifle, what do you suggest?[/quote]

I use a Savage .223 with a 1:9 twist. The twist rate allows me to use a heavier bullet as compared to a 1:10 twist. I reload and use a 70 gr Barns Triple Shock.
If I'm hunting in higher altitude's, I'll go to a .243 caliber.

Lot of good varmint calibers out there.

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Postby Hiker » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:42 pm

When I'm yote huntin, I like a 22-250. When I'm speed-goat, deer and elk hunting and I see a unfortunate song dog, I use my .300 Win. Mag. That is if I'm in a situation where I won't spook off my main quarry.
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Postby Mike Brooks » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:58 pm

Woody and Hiker, great suggestions, I would love to get a 22-250, I used to have a 223 was great on woodchucks
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Postby oz n bolivia » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:46 pm

Mike when you started this thread you mention that you used a 7mm Mag. Can you get the same rifle in a 22-250 or a 223. Practice on yotes the feel would be close but the recoil is a big difference.

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Postby silvertip » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:49 pm

a .223 or 22-250 is hard to beat...I had a Ruger77 in 22-250 with a bull barrel that was incredible...but a bit to pack around...the xp-100 in 223 was for sure a fun varmint unit...1/2" groups at 100 yds...had a reinhart-fajen thumbhole stock on it...compact and very avccurate...but I think the loudest gun I ever owned...people thought I was shooting a 300 win mag when it went off... used win ball powder(I think 248 0r 260) and nosler 52 gr bullets...probably the most fun weapon I ever owned...had a low pro leopold on it...
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Postby Mike Brooks » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:20 am

Oz, my 7mm is an old Mossburg and I also have a BAR, would like a bolt 22-250.

spearotiki, the bull barrel is awesome.
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Postby SavageHunter » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:18 pm

Well, another vote for the Savage! I have a Savage Model 12 Low Profile in 22-250 and it is an awesome rifle!
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Postby Mike Brooks » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:19 am

savagehunter, what's the cost of a rifle like yours, have you gone varmit hunting with it?
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Postby SavageHunter » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:11 am

I gave about $700.00 for mine. No, I haven't had a chance to varmint hunt with it yet because I just recently received it (a Christmas present from my wife :grin: ). I have done some range shooting with it, and the results have been dime size 4 and 5 shot groups @ 100 yards. I plan to take this rifle coyote hunting SOON!

I also have a Savage Model 10 in .243 which I have hunted with, the coyote pictured in my AVATAR was taken with this rifle. The accuracy from the Model 10 is the same as the model 12, I have been extremely impressed with the accuracy of both of these Savage riles. The .243 drops coyotes with authority but, is not very fur friendly. I am hoping the 22-250 will be a little easier on furs than the .243.

It would be very hard for me to buy a rifle from any other gun manufacturer after using the Savage.
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Postby Mike Brooks » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:24 am

Savagehunter, I love the history of Savage, great brand and good reputation.
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