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Best All Round Coyote Round?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by jdogg, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. jdogg

    jdogg the always depressing Salem Active Member

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    Hey, I have been using a friends AR but looking to pick up a rifle. What about m77 .233? Thoughts and Suggestions?
     
  2. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    either AR or 22-250 remington 700 for me
     
  3. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Been punching then with an AR for years, as well as other rifles in .223, but the 22.250 is hard to beat.
     
  4. SAR1846

    SAR1846 Oregon Member

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    I think it all depends on where you are hunting, and the terrain they are in. Have seen shotguns, 22's, all the way up to .30-30 /.30-06 deer rifles successfully used on them. I'd look and see what you have now, and make that work for the area you are hunting.
     
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  5. daiello91

    daiello91 NW Oregon Active Member

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    There is no single "best" round. Anything from a .22 to 30-60 will do the job.

    I use .223 or .308, because those are what I prefer.
     
  6. littlecars

    littlecars tacoma wa Member

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    I prefer 223. easy to shoot, a wide range of ammo, everything from 75gr target ammo that good for 300+ yard shots to cheap russian ammo that $.25 a shot. I use it for everything from dog's to beer cans. It also a good round if you are trying to consolidate calibers

    The 22-250 is IMO a far better round, faster, flater a lot more bang. but Unless you reload, it gets expensive to shoot.

    .243 is a great choice. a little bigger than you prablaby need, but you can deer hunt with it also, so it is a good all around caliber

    the ruger .204. If you never heard of it, check out the bolistics! sweet caliber. If I had unlimited funds this would be my coyote round.

    22 mag. also cheap to shoot. not going to kill a coyote at a long range very easy, but lots of people use it.

    Theres a lot of calibers that will do the job and a lot of opions out there. so do your research, but what you want and you cant go wrong.
     
  7. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    ..i hunt thim alot and i use a 223... you dont need a 30-06..hahaha yote's only way like 40 pounds on the coast so there is no need and if your looking to save the pelts do not use anything like a 22-250 with a light load... or 223 with anything like a 40Gr v-max....i use a 223 with hand loads 50Gr or if i do use my AR i shoot walmart white box 55Gr thay shoot vary good in my ar and tikka T3..

    i have ben knowin to take a yote out pass 500yrd with my 300 win mag
     
  8. Flat Lander

    Flat Lander SE Portland New Member

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    Best All Round Coyote Round?

    I use my .308 because that is what I hunt deer with. Any of the above would make a good coyote round. The "best" is what is best for you.
     
  9. skywag

    skywag On the Columbia River Active Member

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    I'd use my .220 Swift.
     
  10. Frankensteineken

    Frankensteineken Peninsula New Member

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    Lots of solid advice. I use an AR because I like AR's, I can have fun at the range with it, and the caliber works well. If I was building a brand new coyote specific gun, I think a 22-250 on a Howa action would be a good price effective solution.
     
  11. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    243 80gr
     
  12. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    81mm......no doubt when you hit 'em and they never run off. :woot:
     
  13. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Any good round that will kill them humanly and with out suffering. I prefer .300 Win as it heps disperse food for crows and other animals that might be hungry/
     
  14. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Might want to factor in if you want a pelt in good shape or not too. Larger calibers and bullet types with extreme expansion are going to mess up the fur a little bit more than smaller calibers etc...
    I would echo those who tout the 22.250. Beautiful fast and flat shooting. I had a Howa heavy barrel in that caliber in the past. Wish I still had it.
     
  15. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Man up and make a real shot with a .17 HMR!!:paranoid::paranoid::thumbup::laugh:
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Golly,I've been asking this same question of some friends and I never looked at it this way.

    300WM it is!

    How about the 243wssm? Is it worth the money and the cost of shells?
    I know,reload and save a bunch.But is the round worth looking into?
     
  17. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    since nobody has said it, 22 hornet
     
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    pappy Nehalem, Or Member

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    I have heard the 22hornet is one of the best as it dose little damage to the pelt.
     
  19. python287

    python287 Neskowin,OR Active Member

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    My Ruger Model 77 30.06 with Remington Accelerators (55 grain bullets with the plastic sabot= 4000 FPS !
     
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  20. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    Did you mean best Besides the 220 Swift?:)