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    I need to pick the collective brain of RTF for a decent Coyote shooting setup...I don't need or want to have to mortgage the house on this setup so basic out of the box setups would be ideal, but I'd like something reasonable that can reach out and put a world of hurt on them. They are getting a little too brave for my tastes. They actually woke me up the other night and we are starting to see "trails" out in the fields where they are traveling down to the little valley we have. We can shoot them at night here too. I'd like to be able to take care of the racoons and skunks with this setup, too - think they got into a pigeon coop the other day. Our new place does have some houses on 5 acre lots on one side, so I need something powerful enough to bring a yote down at a reasonable distance, but nothing too powerful to need a blasting permit!

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    If you can create a gut pile from anything that will get things started. I would go with a 223 or 22-250 for the kill. Both of these rounds will do what you want and you can do it from some distance. In the 22-250 the best round is Winchester 50 grain Ballistic tip it'll drop them in their tracks.
    You could use a caller, but the good ones cost some coin. The gut pile will work, but you have to watch it all the time to catch them.
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    If you already have a 30-06 ,you can buy 55 grain accelerator rounds . You'll need to resight your gun. Any caliber rifle will work I've used my 7 mag with good success
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawninthesticks View Post
    If you already have a 30-06 ,you can buy 55 grain accelerator rounds . You'll need to resight your gun. Any caliber rifle will work I've used my 7 mag with good success
    I own a 30-06, but I'd rather leave that setup as is, it's my big game rifle...and don't ruin a women's chance to go "shoe shopping" Any other ideas?
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    We started hunting coyotes several years ago. Like you I wanted a setup that wouldn't break the bank. I bought a Savage heavy barrel varmit rifle in .22-250, put a Tasco 6 -24x scope on it and had a trigger job done on the rifle. Its' a 1/2 MOA gun. With the new triggers you don't need after-market work on them. Several guys I hunt with shoot custom varmit rifles and my out of the box Savage outshoots all of them.

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    Ya always forget Gooser!

    I shoot a Remington Model 7 in .223. I shoot a 55 gr Honady "SX" bullit on top of 21 grains of 4198 powder.
    Old school 6 -18 X Redfield scope

    Out of my rifle,, the bullet goes in ,completely disintegrates, leaving a single entry hole, and no exit.
    It make "wily"have very bad day.

    You know me personally! Ya know I kinda stink like a Coyote! Its deliberate! I LOVE to hunt and call them.. After I douse myself with coyote urine,, and tie on an electric Bunny tail to my hat,, I sit in the field with a wounded rabbit call,, and fill up the back of the truck.

    Wait until January! The pelts will be prime.. Invite me down,, and have a box of Strawberry Pop Tarts, and some Diet Coke,, and I will take you and David out,, and we will do some damage.

    I have heard right now,, a Good Coyote pelt brings 30.00. (case skinned of course, with feet and ears turned.)

    I will get the Coyote urine ready for you guys!

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    H&R makes the Handi-Rifle which is available in .223 rem or a variety of other rounds. It is only a single shot, but priced under $300 it is very affordable. I own the 12 Gauge slug version and it is a tack driver. The barrels are interchangeable also, if you ever want to change calibers.

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    ORRRRRRRRRRRRR,,

    We could wait for a warmer romantic January Night,, and sit out in yer field under a full moon,witha flashlight and a red lens,, and you kin just use that scatter gun you guys shoot at flyers with on training days!..

    Gooser will call em into yer laps!!

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    Rem 700 barreled in 22-250 or 223 would be my choice hands down. A 17 isn't a very lethal round at much more than 75 yds.
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