I do my coyote hunting with a 25-06 because we have little, scrawney song dogs here in SoCal. More often than not, the.22-250 Remington is associated with coyote hunting. If you are worried try the CCI Stingers at 1,650 fps or something similar. A rodent cartridge is invading Coyoteville. Nonetheless, I like my .22-250 Remington as a reach-out-and-touch ‘em coyote cartridge. Head shot, inside 40 yards, is what I've resigned myself to. One of the most common uses for the.22 LR is as a hunting cartridge for small game. I typically hunt in areas where longer shots around 300 yards come up, and the 223’s ballistics and terminal effectiveness are on a completely other level compared with either the 22WMR or … Ruger American. I’m with you. They tend to run off for a bit with 22 even with fairly good shot placement. I would get something bigger for quicker kills. Two coyotes down so far with the pew-pew 22LR MP15-22, and thermal scope. While there have been stories of people downing bears with this small round, it should not be relied upon as the primary round for anything bigger than a coyote. This is a very new workhorse, and it costs $619. I used varget. It is designed to be affordable … Never too far away. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Assuming you hit where you are aiming I dont think the type of ammo matters in 22lr. I know a lot of people who hunt coyotes with 22LR’s, 17 HMR’s, and 22 WMR’s, but I’ll continue using a 223 Remington. I know theres issues with key holing but the coyotes wont know the difference-or will they. delivers. Moving on, we’re looking … But let's pause a moment and get back in touch with the purist inside us. I currently have a ruger 10/22 and am wondering if this is a responsible choice to use on coyotes. IIRC the 50's were doing 3800 and the 55's 35-3600, both moly coated. I hunted with a Ruger all stainless Boat paddle 22 mag rifle most of the time with Walmart's finest camo duct tape on the barrel. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. .222 Remington Varmint Rifles. For ammo, I opted for Aguila Interceptor, as it carries the most energy and is not difficult to procure. Too flat an angle, only knocked it out for a few. Bullets from this 80-year-old cartridge propel faster, fly flatter, and hit harder … Stuck the barrel IN its ear that time. Sorry, It will kill them! If you are confident in the shot when it presents itself then take it. How fast depends where you hit them? Would 22lr be good for bobcat within reasonable range ? DRT - dropped in his tracks. In my opinion, the .22-250 case would serve the heavier .22 caliber bullets very, very well, but alas, it’s not to be. I can trap more in a month than most Varmint hunters shoot in a year! Sorry. The one I tested was a sub-MOA gun at 50 yards, and so long as you keep things under 100 paces this gun is a coyote slayer. Just make sure your shot is an ethical one -- not further than the effective energy of the round or your gun's capabilities with you driving it. Ear shot at less than 50 yards, no sound and grave yard dead. We have normal size coyotes here, not the wolf sizes ones. Since it was the first small-bore, high velocity cartridge designed for small game and varmint hunting, the .22 Hornet was truly an innovative development. I use a Ruger 10/22 all the time in one of my hunting areas, I hike thru a popular forest area and I can fit a folding 10/22 in my pack and go unnoticed by the tree huggers. The official calendar schedule of the Arizona Coyotes including ticket information, stats, rosters, and more. Years ago I had 80+ chickens slaughtered by coyote in 1 hr. For lynx, one shot in the back of the head always did the trick. Just not enough there to anchor one with anything other than a head shot. Coyotes never saw the man, they just saw the horse as long as tack was not clanking or people were talking. It all performs like a lead slug IME. Clean head shot with my Ruger MarkIII Target competition using CCI Mini-Mags. Boy and I knelt down, admiring it for a few minutes. A 22 Mag will do just fine for coyotes. .22-250 Remington. I used to carry a .22 Ruger single-six on our trapline to dispatch the critters we caught. Coyotes I want dead. We used to hunt and shoot a lot of red fox with the 22WMR using the 40 grain JHPs. I don’t care if he dies later as long as he’s dead. Had one drop like a rock with a .22. I personally hunt coyotes for the fur, and to do my part in helping the DNR control coyote numbers to the balance and greater good of all species in the states where I live and hunt. Moderater, can you please move this. When skinning, saw .22 entered between eyes and exited top of skull, NEVER entering. Is the 22 rifle sufficient for clean coyote kills? Winchester XPR SR. Popular manufacturers of the .222 Remington in a Predator/Varmint … A 40-grain FMJ load for the.22 Mag. Wrong forum. Had over 800 videos in a 2 week time frame on trail cam and as many coyotes and fox as deer. The best.22-250 rifle in 2020 will be more than just a coyote gun though, and while it’s perfect for that particular application, the best.22-250 Remington rifles are more than a single note performer. Accuracy is needed to compensate for less spectacular amounts of energy and wounding potential compared to centerfire cartridges. My old buddy Richard Mann recently wrote an article profiling “10 Great Coyote Cartridges.” He should have just cut to the chase and picked the best coyote cartridge of all time — the 22-250 Ackley Improved.. 22-250 Ackley Improved has an ideal balance between recoil, MV, long range reach, terminal performance, and potential pelt damage. Two coyotes down so far with the pew-pew 22LR MP15-22, and thermal scope. I carry a Marlin 39 with Agulia sub sonic with me as I ride around the property. I've passed up a few shots with this setup, but that's where I'm at with the restrictions imposed in MA. But even if they get away. Best best - a 12 gauge shotgun with heavy BB or larger shot inside 40 yards or a .22 … For ammo I opted for Aguila Interceptor, as it carries the most energy and is not difficult to procure. .22LR will absolutely kill a coyote dead. i see most coyotes out squirrel hunting or just riding horses here in the Ga mountains. I don't aim to wound and I dont miss nor do i use a 22. The SPS Varmint model in particular is offered in the .22-250 Remington, .223 Remington, and .308 Winchester calibers, each of which is more than suitable for taking out coyotes. Walked over to check another trap, and came back, and the coyote was up and at us! Never too far away. Fox no issue. I have tried the .22 on coyotes a few times while squirrel hunting or rabbit hunting. Nothing past 75 yards, I use the segmented hollow points and have taken a dozen or so without issues. Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada They are really taking over my deer camp. The .22-250 uses a 1:12” or 1:14” twist rate, limiting the bullet choices to 55 or 60 grains at best. You know your gun's capabilities and hopefully your own capabilities as well. As a bonus, .22 Mag bullets don't destroy pelts. Head shot, inside 40 yards, is what I've resigned myself to. Terry Fauth (left) and Jim Smith called and dropped this coyote at 1,017 yards with Smith's custom 22 Creedmoor during bullet testing in central South Dakota. It’s a place where I’m the only hunter with my young grand children. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Well i think then the forum has decided that velocitors are the best and only 22lr fit for coyotes. You are using an out of date browser. JavaScript is disabled. V-maxes when driven hard may blow up on the surface of a coyote, and they may run off with a nasty wound. If you’re on a budget, you’ll want to give the Ruger American rifle some serious consideration for a coyote gun. Granted, he was only about 30 feet away. From squirrels to critters as large as coyotes, the.22 Mag. Due to the popularity of the AR-15 rifle and the fast stream of follow-up shots it affords, coyote hunters that commonly miss more than they hit are embracing a sub-strength caliber. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. … What We Like: Deadly accurate and dirt cheap, the clever and functional rotary magazine, and the AccuTrigger. But the less coyote they are the better. For coyote hunting, I used , (when I had a couple 22-250's), 50 and 55 grain nosler ballistic tips. Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. i see most coyotes out squirrel hunting or just riding horses here in the Ga mountains. the .22-250 for varmint and coyote hunting With the widespread use of the 5.56x45mm and the .223 Remington (especially in the form of an AR-15) in a field use capacity for hunting of small and medium game, the other rifles and cartridges you would normally go for are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. No rules. Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Hog huntin Harry, Mar 24, 2020. If you are the only one there..Use traps! A .22 mag in a rifle is a different story - that would be a fair coyote gun inside of 100 yards. But yes, use whatever you have when you encounter one. My parents ran a poultry farm and I shot more coyotes tham most people along with a lot of things that walked, crawled, slithered, and flew. I'm also curious about what … You must log in or register to reply here. I know what the rifle is capable of with that round and I adhere to it. With an MSRP of $473 it's affordable option, too. I've killed one coyote in my life with a 22WMR at 110 yds - standing broadside and dead centered it in the chest just behind the front legs. https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/71025, (You must log in or sign up to reply here.). I'd consider a .22 pretty marginal for coyotes and it wouldn't surprise me a bit if you put a few .22 slugs into the critters and have them hobble away. I use MB-650's with offset cast jaws anchored with Wolf Fang. I've killed a lot of 400 + lb hogs with a single shot from a .22lr. .22-250. I raise and butcher my own livestock. Discussion and questions pertaining to rimfire rifles. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. will penetrate almost 20 inches in 10 percent ordnance gelatin. Unless they are in a trap, the 22 is on the weak side. A 22 subsonic is not a reliable way to humanely dispatch a animal the size of a coyote. Penetration and accuracy are what you are looking at with a 22 LR on coyotes. Absolutely not. They are really taking over my deer camp. The gun has plenty for 60 yard head shots on squirrels but I am concearned about the effectiveness of a clean kill on a larger animal. I killed a lot of coyotes with this method as I was far away from roads in rough country. I took down a coyote in back of my house just last week with a .22LR. Is the 22 rifle sufficient for clean coyote kills? Savage Axis II .308 Win Bolt Action Rifle, Realtree Timber Camo – 57465. It may not display this or other websites correctly. But would a higher than 40gain round do a better job. .22 Long Rifle, .22 Magnum, .22 Hornet First off, the early .22 Hornet load he tested of a 45 grain soft point bullet at about 2,400 feet per second had a no real peer at the time. Biggest thing is making a fast and humane kill. Have any of you seen tools that allow you to change the profile of the hollow points in 22lr ammo. Adhere to it way to humanely dispatch a animal the size of a,! 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