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What do you think is better for coyote hunting 17 HMR or a 30/06?

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  • What do you think is better for coyote hunting 17 HMR or a 30/06?

    What do you think is better for coyote hunting 17 HMR or a 30/06?

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    30/06

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    • #3
      of the 2 that you said i would pick the 30-06, but my first choice would be a 223 or 204.

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      • #4
        I would agree w/ kolbster on the 30-06, however I would go w/ .22-250

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        • #5
          30/06. I do not know what the .17 HMR is good for (prairie dogs, I guess), but the risk of wounding a coyote with one seems high, and coyote shooting is generally done from quite long range. I'd also agree that my first choice would be .223, or even .243.

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          • #6
            30/06 or even a 223.

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            • #7
              30/06 or even a 223.

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              • #8
                30/06

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                • #9
                  one is too much the other is too little, so to keep from wounding and losing an animal, go with the 30.06

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                  • #10
                    a .22/250 would be my first choice

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                    • #11
                      the .17 is light for a coyote. If you have no other choice use the '06. A .223, .204, .22/250, or .243 would be a better option.

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                      • #12
                        I cut my teeth varmint hunting shooting 30-06 with Hornady 130 grain soft point with 54 grains of IMR4064. This load also doubles as a darn good deer load too!

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                        • #13
                          If you use the 20 gr .17 hmr rounds they work ok on coyotes around 100 yds. If you don't want the pelts an 06 is ok but I've shot some and found blood but never the coyote because it blew through it.

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                          • #14
                            30-06

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                            • #15
                              Neither, one is too small the other is too big. Of coures I would err on the too big myself. Better would be 223,243, or 25-06

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