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NEW TO THE COYOTE GAME! #7875549 06/20/20 12:20 AM
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I am going to make it a point to go coyote hunting this year and I am just thinking of the bullet and gun I should be using. My only 3 rifles are a .22LR, 6.8 SPC AR and my bolt action 30-06. I am assuming my best gun would be my 6.8spc AR. It is my hog gun set up with a 1-10 optic and 120 grain SST's for my bullet choice.

My thoughts are I need a faster lighter bullet like a 95 grain. But I dont have any experience with anything other than the 120SST.



what would you guys recommend for a bullet and weight for coyotes??


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Re: NEW TO THE COYOTE GAME! [Re: Bigfoot] #7875564 06/20/20 12:53 AM
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I load 90 grain Gold Dots and 110 grain V-Max. Either will do the job nicely.

Re: NEW TO THE COYOTE GAME! [Re: Bigfoot] #7875644 06/20/20 02:17 AM
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I’ve killed numerous coyotes with a 22LR, speed wasn’t an issue, although I do love my 243 shooting 75g Vmax at 3300 FPS for pasture poodles. That 6.8 will be just fine, I would change away from the 120’s.


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Re: NEW TO THE COYOTE GAME! [Re: Bigfoot] #7884710 06/29/20 02:18 PM
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I would use the 6.8. But if reload u can use a 125gr sst in 06. I trapped a bunch too. I had a few that took 2 shots to put them down with a 22. I carry a single shot 22 and rim fire 22 pistol with high velocity 22 shorts. Look around find a cheap 223 single shot. I bought a rossi 223 yrs ago. Trigger sucked but shot good.

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Re: NEW TO THE COYOTE GAME! [Re: Bigfoot] #7885242 06/29/20 09:11 PM
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6.8 SPC AR and use whatever round you have it zeroed with. Coyotes are not hard to kill, don't over think it.

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Originally Posted by Ramhorn
6.8 SPC AR and use whatever round you have it zeroed with. Coyotes are not hard to kill, don't over think it.



I shoot them with the 6.8 120g sst's all the time. I like that round because it works great on the hogs I often find when I'm coyote hunting. I'm not in it for the pelts.

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This time of the year the pelts aren't worth anything. The 6.8 will do just fine with the hog load. Then you're ready for a pig too.


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Originally Posted by yotehater
This time of the year the pelts aren't worth anything. The 6.8 will do just fine with the hog load. Then you're ready for a pig too.


Agreed

Re: NEW TO THE COYOTE GAME! [Re: Bigfoot] #7895132 07/09/20 06:25 AM
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I guess I was overthinking it or maybe trying to find a reason to try the TTSX 95 gr Barnes bullet


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