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So I haven't hunted in a few years and miss it. I'm gonna start with rabbits etc again cause its too late to get drawn for big game in AZ this season. For coyotes is .22lr with a well placed shot with high velocity ammo acceptable? I know people use .17 alot. Its either that or the .30-06 which seems like overkill to me. Or the .40 sc :) opnions?
 

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Sounds like a good enough reason to buy a new rifle to me. Maybe an AR or an AK? Just convince yourself that a 22lr just isn't quite enough.
 

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Sounds like a good enough reason to buy a new rifle to me. Maybe an AR or an AK? Just convince yourself that a 22lr just isn't quite enough.
man i wish AR was in the budget. I just bought my XD, am paying for a wedding and honeymoon and moving all by May, and paying off credit card. No new guns anytime soon. :cry: So good enough?
 

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It would have to be a very well-placed shot and probably pretty close too.
 

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It would have to be a very well-placed shot and probably pretty close too.
thats what i was thinking. .30-06 to big? dang my lack of funds and lack of apprpriate caliber!!!
 

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for under 25 yards you "could" use a 22lr with a 17 hmr i personally would only go out to 50 yards. anything past that gets the 223 or if i feel like doing some real damage i use the 7mm remington magnum with some light bullets. but thats just for fun.

if you do use a 22lr use the aguila intercepter it is a 40 grain bullet going at 1470 fps. which i belive is the most powerful 22lr out there. but to be humane i personally would NEVER use a 22lr unless i needed to. it just doesnt have the power.

223 is the PERFECT coyote caliber. sure you can kill with less but why risk makeing the animal suffer?

to me it sounds like a perfect reason to buy a ar-15!! i have an 18" with a bi-pod and a nikon scope which is just perfect for coyotes. i let my friend barrow it for a weekend on a coyote hunt and shortly after he bought an ar-15.

but if your under 50 yards and are a good shot it seems like you could use a 40 cal but its really not meant for hunting
 

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oh and 7mm remington magnum is just too big also. my friend took the shot with my rifle at about 50 yards and YUCK.
 

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To me even 30-06 at 55gr would be a over kill. I am not sure. Look into a used mini-14. That way you have a .223 and not the price of a ar-15. I would not use a .22.
 

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No No No No No, Go for a .204 Ruger bolt gun!!!!! it travels at over 4000fps and out to 500yrds it holds MOA and blows up what ever it hits!!!:D:D:D:D
 

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I've used a .22, but it sure wouldn't be my first choice. .223 would probably be best, but even a .30-30 would be better than a .22.
 

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I've used my .22lr and it works BUT it needs to be spot on or the animal suffers. My 1903 .30-06 with a 150 grain gets the job done. My Dad uses a 22 magnum for coyotes.
 

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A lot of people I know use .22WMR for coyote. .17 is a little iffy--the solids will sometimes work OK, but the ballistic tips tend not to penetrate deeply enough.

.223 is a good bet, as is .22-250.
 

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I wouldn't personally use a .22LR for coyote, but...hey, I'm sure people do it.

I have shot coyote with .223 (my preference), .243 (not bad, but a little bit too much gun), .308 (messy with 168gr A-Max rounds) and a 300WM (don't ask...I happened to have that rifle and NOT an AR at the moment!!). The .223 is about as good at it gets for coyote.
 

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As posted earlier, I'd only use a .22 if it's under 50 yards... which, where I live, is never an option (unless night hunting). I've hunted coyotes in Illinois for years and never had a daytime shot on one that was under 200 yards.

I always used a Ruger model 77 markII in .243, since most shots were in the 3-400 yard range. My hunting buddy shoots a Browning BAR in .270.

Anyway, if I had to pick either a .22 or .30-06, I'd definitely go with the .30-06.

Do you have a shotgun? Consider night hunting with it!
 

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Dumb question but can you shoot coyotes any time? Is it like deer season or what? I have been in the woods a lot and seen deer, turkey, bear, even seen a ostrich one time (don't ask), I think I would crap if I seen a coyote. Probably think it was a dog.
 

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I would take a shot out 50-60 yards with a 12 GA and some Dead Coyote rounds.
Here is link to the stuff. Hevishot.com - Dead Coyote! Loads

Some people are saying that 30.06 is to much but if your not worried about the pelt I say go for it. Can you say PINK MIST.:mrgreen:
 

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Remington 30-06 Springfield
Index No. R30069 Wt. (grs.) 55 Bullet Style Pointed Soft Point, Accelerator Primer No. 9 1/2 Barrel Length 24"
Velocity (ft./sec.) Cartridge 55 PSP
Muzzle 4080 100 yds. 3484 200 yds. 2964 300 yds. 2499 400 yds. 2080 500 yds. 1706
Energy (ft.-lbs.) Cartridge 55 PSP
Muzzle 2033 100 yds. 1482 200 yds. 1073 300 yds. 763 400 yds. 528 500 yds. 355
Short-Range Trajectory * Cartridge 55 PSP
50 yds. -0.4 100 yds. 0.2 150 yds. zero 200 yds. -1.0 250 yds. -3.0 300 yds. -6.2
Long Range Trajectory * Cartridge 55 PSP
100 yds. 1.4 150 yds. 1.8 200 yds. 1.4 250 yds. zero 300 yds. -2.6 400 yds. -12.2 500 yds. -30.0



CCI Stinger
Caliber 22lr Bullet Weigh, gr 32 Bullet Type glhp Box Count 50
Velocity, ft/sec
Muzzle 1640 50 yards 1292 75 yards 1162 100 yards 1066
Energy, ft-lbs
Muzzle 191 50 yards 119 75 yards 96 100 yards 81
Trajectory if sighted at 100 yards
25 yards 0.7 50 yards 1.9 75 yards 1.7 100 yards 0.0​
 

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Dumb question but can you shoot coyotes any time? Is it like deer season or what? I have been in the woods a lot and seen deer, turkey, bear, even seen a ostrich one time (don't ask), I think I would crap if I seen a coyote. Probably think it was a dog.
Coyotes are year round here in AZ. Only a license, no tag required.
 
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