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7mm-08 for coyote? I am going to be doing a little coyote management (we aren't too fond of them here in Maryland)and i have on

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  • Grassroots89
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    I would rather take a compound bow coyote hunting over a .22. And that's coming from a guy who hates compound bows.

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  • habben97
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    country boy, if you are going to use a .22 lr, shoot them in the head, not the lungs. I watched a coyote shot in the chest with a .22 and he went down, the got up and started to run. I had to finish him with a .243. just not enough power with the .22.

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  • FirstBubba
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    I've taken several 'yotes with a .22LR. Just keep range in perspective. Say 30 or 40 yards and a good quality, hypervelocity ammo.

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    mspl8sdcntryboy,
    Is a .22 Magnum an option for you? The .22LR will require close range and good placement, but modern ammunition (Remington & CCI with polymer-tipped bullets in .22WRM) would be the better option for coyotes and may serve your purpose. I hesitate to use even my .22 Hornet around livestock.

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  • mspl8sdcntryboy
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    I have a followup to this question.
    There is a horse farm around here that has a problem coyote that might need to be taken care of before he injures a pony, but I don't want to scare any horses or neighbors with a gunshot, so I was wondering if a .22LR hollow-point is sufficient for a coyote?
    I am wary of using a centerfire rifle or shotgun due to the close proximity of housing and risk of spooking the horses.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Md, use the one you can shoot the best. Daytime I would favor the .223, night time a shotgun might be better.
    Good luck.

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  • 99explorer
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    IMHO, a hunter should not be thinking about a follow-up shot, but should be focused on making that first shot count.
    The bolt action rifle pretty much forces him to do that, but does not jam if a follow-up shot is necessary, which is more than can be said for the AR. Just my two cents.

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  • Longrifle
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    Use the AR! What if more than 1 comes in? Easier to send several pieces of lead their way! That bolt rifle will be much slower on a follow up with the recoil and working the action.

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  • DakotaMan
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    I concur, both deadly on coyotes. Take your choice. I like the Hornady V-Max bullets, 50g in .223 over Benchrest powder and 120g in 7mm-08 over Varget powder.

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  • Mdhunter1
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    Thanks all!

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    If you prefer using the 7mm-08, the Hornady 120 gr, HP bullets should do an impressive job on the coyotes (assuming you don't need the pelt). Your .223 should be entirely up the task if you prefer using it. The 4X setting on the Bushnell scope should be sufficient. The question distills to which rifle you prefer. Both cartridges are deadly on coyotes.

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  • laker
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    I think either one will kill a dog. Six of one, half dozen of the other.

    ~Laker

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  • Treestand
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    The 7mm-08 or the .223 will do a fine job on 40# to 100#+ Coyotes or Coydogs. I like to use Hornady TAP 60Gr .223 Ammo on Coyote.

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  • seth trudeau
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    Just happened to see this on Outdoor Life nice to know you're on both. Stay In touch.
    Seth

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  • Grassroots89
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    If your planning on keeping the hide then use the .223. If not then use the 7 mil just for good measure.

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