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Coyote Hunting #7629253 10/10/19 05:00 PM
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This may be an ignorant question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. What would y'all consider too light to effectively hunt coyotes? Or I guess, what is your recommended caliber for coyote hunting? I have a 270, but I was just wondering what other calibers could be used besides that? Also, what gun do y'all using for coyote hunting?

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I think 22 & 17 hmr are a little light but many yotes I'm sure have fallen to both. A lot will depend on the range you are expecting to shoot the yotes. Probably the most common calibers are the 223 and 22-250, but there are a million other varmint ready rounds out there. I honestly carry a bolt action 308 most of my time in the field because if i'm in yote country I'm also in hog country. I recently put together a 6.8spc AR with a thermal for all my varmint and hog needs. 270 is great also if you don't care about saving the hide.
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Re: Coyote Hunting [Re: westtexaswatkins] #7629413 10/10/19 08:16 PM
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That’s exactly what I was thinking with those two as well. I figured that they were too light. I’ve been thinking about building an AR just to shoot targets with for fun, but I wanted to know if I could dual purpose it for animals like coyotes. Plus, I did want to save the hide if I got a pretty one. Those are some beautiful coyotes! Congrats on them and thank you!

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I've been amazed at the destruction that a .17 HMR can do. It is a very light bullet, but copy what WestTexasWatkins said.

Re: Coyote Hunting [Re: RPG1997] #7629967 10/11/19 03:49 PM
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there are so many calibers to choose from, if you are limited to just one, go for it.


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