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what is a good call for coyotes. and what gun a caliber should be used?

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with texasmcintyre and + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • DakotaMan
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    I picked a Bushmaster Varminter in .223 and a 25-06 as my favorites for coyotes. The .223 is great if their are multiple targets and they are running like crazy. The 25-06 has been wonderful as well but it forces you to think of hitting them right on your first shot (always a good idea). Anything in between would do you well. If you want versatility for deer hunting and sportsmanlike hunting, the 25-06 (or something like the .243) is the way to go. If you want to slay every coyote you see and eradicate them from the face of the earth (or at least from your property), the .223 is the way to go. The wounded rabbit call is standard fare. Jackrabbit or cottontail depending on what the eat the most where you live.

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  • buddyboy564
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    i think that a .243 will do the job, it is not to big and not so small that you have to worry about wounding it and then losing it

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  • slothman
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    Electric calls are obviously the easiest to use but good ones are quite pricey. I use a 220 swift and love it to death, but the 22-250 is a very similar round ballistically and is far more practical for most people.

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  • FloridaHunter1226
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    I have had a lot of success with Primos coyote calls. I also would recomend getting an alectriv system if your state allows it and if you are financially able to. As for a caliber, a .223 is ideal but some people use shotguns, with special coyote loads (Remington or Winchester makes some I beleieve), that way the fur is not ruined as much.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    The best electronic call for coyotes is the Johnny Stewart High Pitched Cottontail (102C)

    Best overall coyote rifle is the 22-250
    For deer and coyote 25-06
    And a 30-06 loaded with Hornady 130 grain soft points at 3350fps is dynamite and when Elk and Moose season comes around just crank the bullet weight up!

    Ought to see what a Hornady 130 grain out of a 300 Win Mag at 3565fps is like?
    WOW!


    Or you can push a 110 out a 30-06 at 3500 or 300 Win Mag at 3700!

    There is life in the 30 cals!

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  • Ed J
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    .54 cal CVA down to a .22 rimfire.

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  • DrMike
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    Don't forget about the new .204 sweet varmint round!

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  • Edward J. Palumbo
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    If you intend to purchase a varmint rifle, I think you'll find the .223 and .22-250 are excellent choices, but they're not the only tools in the shed. The .243 is an excellent recommendation for distant coyotes, as are a dozen or more other cartridges. Any rifle you own that can group with consistent accuracy is useful for coyotes; it doesn't require a heavy barrel (especially if you carry it afield or shoot well from the standing offhand position), but a heavy barrel is an asset if you usually fire from a rest or in the prone position. I often can't fire from the prone because the vegetation in front of me blocks my view of the varmint. When you know your effective distance, it's the time to exercise ethical judgment.
    If you've zeroed at 50 or 100 yards and that coyote won't come any closer than 300+ yards, you really ought to hold your fire. Operate at the distances for which you've prepared. A coyote isn't difficult to kill with a properly placed bullet, but you want to avoid a sloppy shot. They will cling tenaciously to life and they'll hobble away on three legs, dying a protracted and painful death in a den or in dense undergrowth, which is absolutely to be avoided.
    As for calls, I agree a wounded rabbit call works very well. I also use a hand-held bulb that sounds like a mouse or squirrel if I tap it correctly.

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  • Reid Jones
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    what do you mean what gun caliber should you use? anything really! some people shoot coyotes with .17's and some shoot them with .308's. what guns do you have?? use the favorite gun that you have. about any rifle caliber works fine. probably not a 30-30 if you're going long range. i shot mine with a marlin 3030 at 125 yards, dropped it dead. but i wouldn't recommened it.

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  • lovetohunt
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    Primos lil dog and hot dog. With those two calls you can make ever sound you need too. They are also VERY easy to master.

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  • rezavoirdog
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    As for calls, I like the Verminator Reed Calls, and had some sucess with Primos Randy Anderson Predator Calls...

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  • rezavoirdog
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    I shoot a .223 Remmington 700 BDL SPS Varminter, awesome gun! I've killed 5 coyotes this past winter with it.

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  • shane
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    Any accurate rifle with a good scope will do you well. A lightweight varmint rifle is perfection.

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  • boomer1
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    243

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