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.308 rifles and rounds for coyotes

Postby HotDogg » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:21 pm

I'm thinking of getting a Savage Axis, Ruger American, or a Marlin X7 chambered in .308 for a coyote gun. I wanna know if these rifles are good enough, and what rounds (cheap) should i use for them! Thanks!
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Re: .308 rifles and rounds for coyotes

Postby HotDogg » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:25 pm

Oh, and I forgot, I'm considering the same rifles in .25-06
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Re: .308 rifles and rounds for coyotes

Postby DPMS Panther Arms » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:23 am

Hotdogg

Have you considered looking at the AR platform for your yote rifle? The advantage for you with the AR platform is a faster follow up shot(if needed).Less recoil when shooting more then 2 rounds at a running dog. You are able to stay on target a lot easier and never have to move your hand to operate a bolt. More caliber selections on a lower receiver. With the 308 rifle you can put a 243--308/762x51--260--338 Federal top half on the lower and go from there. Along with that you also have the opportunity to have more round count with you in the field just in case --4-10-20 rounds in a mag at a time. I love using my 243 and 308 for yotes and it gets the job done big time. The 243 I run a 90 grain Hornday BSST and the 308 I run a 168 grain BSST. Both rounds are also great on any large game animal in North America. The AR is one of the fastest growing platforms on the market right now and widely used among hunters. Check us out at www.dpmsinc.com


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Re: .308 rifles and rounds for coyotes

Postby HotDogg » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:45 pm

Oh god, an AR platform? I don't have HALF enough money for a Bushmaster, or the Remington R-25 (Which WOULD be my choice) What do you think of the brand of rifles I threw out there?
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Re: .308 rifles and rounds for coyotes

Postby DPMS Panther Arms » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:43 am

Nothing wrong with either of those rifles at all. We build the R-25 for Remington and Bushmaster buys their parts for the 308 line of rifles from us. We are all in the same family and take good care of each other when it comes to production of the AR rifle


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Re: .308 rifles and rounds for coyotes

Postby HotDogg » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:37 pm

DPMS Panther Arms wrote:Nothing wrong with either of those rifles at all. We build the R-25 for Remington and Bushmaster buys their parts for the 308 line of rifles from us. We are all in the same family and take good care of each other when it comes to production of the AR rifle


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