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Is a .22Lr a suitable rifle for coyote? If so, what is the effective range?

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  • Is a .22Lr a suitable rifle for coyote? If so, what is the effective range?

    Is a .22Lr a suitable rifle for coyote? If so, what is the effective range?

  • #2
    never tried it, but a well placed shot at 30 to 40 yds should do the trick..

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    • #3
      I would say 60yds max with 40gr CCI~Stinger ammo & a well placed Head Shot.

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      • #4
        In MI, used to be (don't know if it still is) you could only hunt coyote after dark with rimfire. Can be done with .22lr recommend velocitor or faster felocities. Course, the .22WMR is available and they're pretty inexpensive since all the FN stuff came out.

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        • #5
          Hunting after dark is one way to limit the range unless the hunter is using flares.

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          • #6
            The .22LR is fully capable of taking 'yotes. Out past 40 or 50 yards, it's "lethality" is questionable.
            Even with good ammo, I wouldn't push it past 60 yards or so.

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            • #7
              BTW!
              I really wouldn't consider the .22 LR "suitable", but it will do the job within it's limited parameters.

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              • #8
                Have killed a few with .22 ammo but would never recommend it. Just not a quick, clean kill.

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                • #9
                  Stinger or Yellow Jacket.
                  Killing them and finding them afterward might be two different things.

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                  • #10
                    I'n wondering about a Contender barrel for the new .17 Supermag rimfire........if that round doesn't catch on I could have the bbl rechambered ;-)

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                    • #11
                      Personally I think its a little small. I would use a little bigger but not to big.

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                      • #12
                        CD2
                        Personally, I think "any" .17 caliber, especially rimfire, is over rated. There's just not enough projectile!
                        For small game, the .17 is just too destructive due to it's hyper velocity.
                        Seems to me the .204 Ruger is also fading though it should be a superb varmint round.
                        FWIW

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                        • #13
                          No, it is a coyote crippler unless you have a brain shot at 20 yards.

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                          • #14
                            I would never hunt coyotes with one, but if I had a .22 in my hands and Mr. Coyote was passing by in range, I'd shoot him.

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                            • #15
                              I know guys who hunt yotes within 100 yards with HMR.
                              Would think the Supermag to be better.

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