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    Want a wolf/coyote caliber for a dedicated predator rifle most shots will be 300 yards and under so what caliber would be the best

  • #2
    I would seriously consider nothing less than a .243 Win or .250 Savage. I normally recommend the .223 or .22-250 for coyotes, but mature wolves have greater body mass, cling every bit as tenaciously to life, and will require (in my opinion) a little more energy.

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      • #4
        i was thinking a remington 700 xcr 2 with a 4-12 in 25-06 would be great? or is remington still having problems

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        • #5
          Remington is always having issues!
          JMO~ The 260(6.5)Rem,243Win or 204 Ruger they have Very low Recoil and would put the Hammer on Coyotes at 3ooYd.

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          • #6
            .243 would work, I would say you could go all the way up to .308 to make sure you have the energy to take a wolf at longer ranges.

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            • #7
              A .25-06 would do you well IMHO. At 300 yds you're traveling 2400 fps with right around 10-11 inches of drop depending on bullet selection. You're only punching a .257 diameter hole and still gettin minimal recoil per performance. I call it a great choice for coyote or wolf. Where are you considering hunting?

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              • #8
                I would go with the 25-06.

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                • #9
                  .243 up to a 25-06 would do the job.
                  If you reload and want to use an AR type gun the 6.5 Grendel would do the job.

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                  • #10
                    Ifn Ah still had it, Ah wood use mah .50 BMG on wolves.

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                    • #11
                      I would also go for a 243 or 25-06. Just for the versatility if needed and if wolves are going to be a frequent target.

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                      • #12
                        i plan to be hunting in the rocky mountains my main quarry is wolves what do you guys recommend for a rifle

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                          i plan to be hunting in the rocky mountains my main quarry is wolves what do you guys recommend for a rifle?

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                          • #14
                            .308 if you want to put em down easily plus you never know what you may run into...I would recommend the Ruger American Rifle it's a great gun for the money

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                            • #15
                              I thought wolves are protected??

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