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Your Coyote Hunting Rifle?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by CountryGent, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. CountryGent

    CountryGent Southern Oregon Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Some recent threads has got me thinking of getting back into coyote hunting. I did a bit of some of that as a teenager/young adult and enjoyed said. Until then, I thought it might be neat to have a thread devoted to coyote hunting rifles. So, what do you use?
     
  2. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    223 with 53gr vmax and a 12ga with Turkey 4 shot or buck shot
     
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  3. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    A 110 yr old rifle called the 30-40 Krag (US 30) rifle. Knocks em dead. A great ranch gun. What fun!
     
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  4. CountryGent

    CountryGent Southern Oregon Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That takes me back. As a young person, I had a "loaner" hunting rifle in the form a of sporterized Krag in the old .30/40. The action was so smooth. :)
     
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  5. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    I have a 25-20 was my grand dads I mite try it sum time
     
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  6. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Chitty chitty bang bang. Good choices all the way around! #4 turkey shot is my favorite shotgun round for dispensing soft targets!
     
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  7. Cogs

    Cogs Washougal, WA. Volunteer Coordinator 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've got two! One is an old one that I bought from my Dad as a teen for $50 bucks. I sold it to my brother, 40 yrs ago, for $50 bucks. 40 years later, brother offered me that old rifle for fifty bucks. I bought it. Just recently, he offered me another 30-40 sporterized with a scope. I said yes! Now I have two! Love both of them. And both still dead on.

    Funny, he had a problem with the bolt not staying in the closed position. Kept popping up. So, he embedded a magnet into the stock to help keep the bolt down. Ingenious! It worked!
     
  8. jrd541280

    jrd541280 tri-cities Active Member

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    Savage edge in 243 with a timney trigger. Hornady 58gr. Zombies leaving at 3800fps. :s0024:
     
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  9. USMC-03

    USMC-03 Moscow on the Willamette (i.e. Portland, Oregon) Well-Known Member

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    Wildcat .240 Cobra built on a 98 Mauser action and topped with a 12x Unertl. I'll try posting a picture later on today.
     
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  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Back when I hunted, .223 Kimber M-84, .22 K Hornet Kimber M-82, custom 6mm Remington. A Winchester 1200 12ga.
     
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  11. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    My favorite coyote gun is my AR-15 in 6.8spc 16" pacnor barrel ,jewell trigger ,Nikon monarch gold 1.5x6x42 scope.
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  12. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I have a rifle I use for just about all my hunting.
    ( And yes , I never tire of posting pics of it :) )
    It is my Hawken Rifle Copy.
    .54 caliber. 80 grains of 2F , a .15 patch and a .530 round ball takes care of most anything.
    Andy
     
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  13. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    Ruger Mini30 Ranch Rifle. Put a red dot on it last year.
     
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  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Say what?!

    Teenager buys gun, sells to brother 40 years later = 53-59yrs. old

    Brother sells back 40 years later = 93-99yrs. old

    Wait.... OK, now I get it. I thought (for a moment) you might be a Warlock that drinks newborn baby blood to preserve yourself! :eek:


    :D
     
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  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I used my 10mm 1911 the other day:D
    But I ordered a 18" barrel for my AR,so that will be the go to gun for yottlles.
     
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  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Heck yeah! Twodogs post reminded me of my Colt AR15 HBAR. A Coytote droppin' machine! :)

    Nice rifle, Twodogs!
     
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  17. USMC-03

    USMC-03 Moscow on the Willamette (i.e. Portland, Oregon) Well-Known Member

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    Here is my .240 - built by Mashburn Arms about 1949 or 1950 as best I know. I've shot 3/8" groups at 100 yards with it and taken coyotes at 250 with no problem. I'm hoping to get out to a rockchuck field one of these days and give my loads a try out to 600.

    240 Cobra, Mashburn.JPG
     
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  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    My 6.8SPC that I built with deer and 'yotes in mind... when I can get back around to (seriously) hunting in another year (or two)

    Essential Arms lower, Stag Arms 20" 6.8SPC upper, Leupold-AR 1.5-4x24, A2 style 45* offset BUIS, Hogue free-float, Magpul fixed stock, CAA pistol-grip, simple bi-pod... nothin' too special, just all business. ;)

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  19. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I found a bull barrel Winchester Mod 70 in .243 win that really knocks them head over tail! Also use my CG 63 in 6.5X55 Swede. Most shots are longer, but when I can, I have an Old Rem 40X in .222 with a Heart Barrel and Red Field 6x18X50 that refuses to miss:)
     
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  20. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I have a Tikka T3 in 223 with an 8 twist. I have been using 55gr Ballistic Tips, but will be messing around with 68gr Hornady BTHP.

    I used to use a 700 in 243 with 70gr Ballistic Tips. It seemed to have a more convincing effect.
     
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