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22 mag for coyotes

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22 mag for coyotes

Postby sniper81 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:24 pm

yeah i know its been drug through the mud but this is all i have and all im going to use for coyotes this summer and winter was wondering what ammo u guys use and how far u sight urs in at i want to be able to shoot from pointblank at to 100yds figure 100yds is the limit with the mag any info would be great


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Re: 22 mag for coyotes

Postby bucksnbears » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:04 am

i.ve shot a few with 40 grain winchesters.sighted in at 75 yards. shot placement is critical. not a great coyote round imo.
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Re: 22 mag for coyotes

Postby LeviM » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:59 am

my opinon no. They are tough critters. I dont want discourage you, give it a try and see what comes of it, start saving some coin and get a good set up when your ready.
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Re: 22 mag for coyotes

Postby lyonch » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:15 pm

22 mag has enough power to do the job, but shot placement is everything with this round. Personally i would take head shots only with this round. This way they are either dead right there or gone like the wind. As mentioned earlier, if your going to shoot out to 100 yards, i would sight it in for 75. If you can get the coyotes to some into 60 yards or less, i would rather use a shotgun with a good load/choke combo. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Re: 22 mag for coyotes

Postby Coyotehunter » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:42 pm

40 gr. at least...............I have shot a few coyotes with mine. I do think you could strich it out to that 125-150 yard range with good placement. It will not anchor them right on the spot but a good lung shot and he will go down for you.
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Re: 22 mag for coyotes

Postby MCSO961B » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:18 pm

I think the .22 Mag will serve you just fine. I have on a few occasions killed coyotes with a .17 HMR (all around 50 yard shots), but that is only a 17 grain round. Shot placement will be critical at the longer distances, but as sportsman we should always strive for a humane kill. I think 125 yards should be your cutoff though.
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