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What are your thoughts on using a 22WMR on Coyotes. Haven't tried it yet, but I don't wanna be tracking a wounded dog for too l

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  • What are your thoughts on using a 22WMR on Coyotes. Haven't tried it yet, but I don't wanna be tracking a wounded dog for too l

    What are your thoughts on using a 22WMR on Coyotes. Haven't tried it yet, but I don't wanna be tracking a wounded dog for too long.. am I too concerned??

  • #2
    Use it with 45 or federl 50 grain your good to 100 120 yards.

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    • #3
      Well I know people shoot them with .17 HMR. And the .22 WMR has a bigger bullet. I think it will do alright. Probably not the best coyote round but it will do.

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      • #4
        I think you will be alright with that I perfer something a little bigger but that should do the trick with good shot placment.

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        • #5
          shot placement is the key get a get a good shot and you should be fine.

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          • #6
            If you put a good hit on it, it should do the trick. But the lowest caliber i would shoot is .223.

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            • #7
              The .22 mag is adequate inside of 100 yds. Use a rest and only take shots when the vitals are offered. You can kill many coyotes with that gun and some decent shooting.

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              • #8
                i use a 22.lr (head shots only) but a 22. mag will work fine

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                • #9
                  I have shot bobcats and coyotes with a .22 mag and prefer it over my .17 hmr for both. The farthest I've had to track was 10 yds after a 50 yard shot. If you shoot them in the shoulder it will put them down, just don't take any questionable shots.

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                  • #10
                    I've done it with good results.

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                    • #11
                      Using a CCI .22 Maxi-Mag and its hollowpoint bullet, you should have your coyote on the ground in little time and little distance if you make a good heart-lung shot. I've taken coyotes in this manner with my Winchester 9422 in .22 Magnum. Having said this, I infinitely the vastly harder punch and penetration power of a .22-250, a .243, or a .257 Roberts, all preferably with handloads and Nosler Ballistic Tips or the like. Any of larger cartridges will give you an instantaneous hit-the-ground-hard kill if you make a good shot, even out to 300+ yards.

                      TWD

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                      • #12
                        Get 'em close.

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                        • #13
                          Great info on the .22 Mag. I have both the .17hrm and .22 mag never had much tracking with either with well placed shot. I shot a coyote this morning from my treestand at like 10 yards however with my bow. Complete pass thru. I was aiming at left front shoulder, but have no way to verify hit. Broadhead exploded,as proof of recovered arrow. I am shooting 314fps with a 400gr arrow. We tracked this coyote some 700 yards through snow and lost it just over a creekbed. plenty of blood everywhere amazed at how far it traveled with that much blood. When we crossed creek the field was mostly cleared of snow except around the perimiter of field was snow cover with about a 10 foot wide strip. No blood,no tracks, this coyote just disapeared into thin air. These coyotes have gotten real tough here in Ohio. A deer wouldn't have made it 60 yards. After glassing and searching for 2 and a half hours we pulled the plug. Anybody have simular story and if so what did you do?

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                          • #14
                            Agreed with herbie57_57!

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