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Coyote Hunting - which gun would you take?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by timbernet, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    I have the chance to do some coyote hunting sometime this year (hasn't been determined yet) and I want to get my gear together.

    So... I am considering my weapon of choice... a nice bolt-action rifle, say a Remington 700 in .223 or .22-250 or ??? OR my AR15 with a smaller mag? Maybe get a different upper, like a 20-24" varmint upper...

    I place accuracy OVER speed -- so I am leaning towards a Rem700...
     
  2. coyoteman5

    coyoteman5 North south east west Active Member

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    An AR with a bull barrel is very accurated and with a non bull barrel they shoot good also. I myself use a rem 700 in 243 cal the only time I wish I had an AR was when two or more came in or I missed and could have got another shot off if I had a semi auto by just pulling the trigger. If I had the money I would buy an AR just to have one. They all will work it boils down to what you like and can afford. Have fun dusting off those coyote it alot of fun.
     
  3. jack1122

    jack1122 Tillamook County Member

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    I would use a bolt gun. But that's just my personal preferance.

    Jack
     
  4. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    handi rifle in 204
     
  5. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    AR for faster follow up shots, with no extra movement. :)




    Also maybe depends on where your Hunting. If you expect long shots, possibly the bolt Gun. Unless of course you have a pretty accurate AR.
     
  6. varmiter

    varmiter orchards wa. Member

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    depends on terain I carry a Howa 243 or a bushmaster or a mossberg 535 or a combo of the 243 and the mossberg if there is a little open terrain and rollowing hills.
     
  7. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    "BOLT" 22-250 or 243:thumbup:
     
  8. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Izee, Oregon -- LINK

    A wee bit of flat with some hills...
     
  9. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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  10. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I use my Remington 788 .243 and load 55gr Nosler ballistic tips going in the 4000fps range.
     
  11. GRUNDEL

    GRUNDEL Washougal Area Active Member

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    As a boy I shot my first out my bedroom window with a 30-30. I took my last with a .243. Now I am itching to nail one with my AR.
     
  12. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I just built 2 of these specifically for varmints.
    RK

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  13. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    This one is handy for quick targets of opportunity......
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    But this one rocks if set up for them and shoots half MOA:

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    But just to cover all my bases I love good bolts too:

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  14. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Got a friend that owns some property right in that area,he bought it just to hunt 'Yotes.
    RK
     
  15. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Bolt action 22-250.
     
  16. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    If your talkin' west of the cascades, a 12 ga. with #4 buck or Heavyshot T.
     
  17. Grizzly_A

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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    I'd use what you already have that can shoot out to 300 yds. If it can make it out to 300yds, I'd use it for hunting dogs...not that I'd be able to hit anything out that far. :)
     
  18. doghouse

    doghouse washougal washingtion New Member

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    I take them all my AR15 in 223 my M77 in 22-250 my 22 mag my SKS 7.62 x 39 thats fun in open country and my 300 WIN MAG for thows real long shots
     
  19. arjunki

    arjunki Beaverton Active Member

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    Now that's a sweetie! :thumbup:

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  20. arjunki

    arjunki Beaverton Active Member

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    I say bring what ya shoot the best & are the most comfortable with.