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is my gun too big

Postby duckcomanderJR. » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:41 pm

in your opinion is a 30-06 too big for yote hunting or is it, really that of a big deal
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Re: is my gun too big

Postby ohsay » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:47 pm

It's not ideal, but it'll work. It will obviously be louder and have more recoil the what most use to shoot yotes, but it's really up to you. The hard part will be finding ammunition that will fragment instead of passing through and creating another hole. I'm not aware of any myself. .30-06 is a lot bigger than is traditionally used on coyotes, so they don't really make rounds geared towards it in that caliber. If it's what you have available though, and what you want to use, it'll kill 'em if you hit 'em right.
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Re: is my gun too big

Postby TopGunMich » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:47 pm

You could use FMJ bullets and they wont expand at all. They are typically around 150-155 gr, and shoot great in most 06'....
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Re: is my gun too big

Postby Preacher1011 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:27 pm

If you aren't keeping the pelts then don't worry about it. If you want to keep them try reloading some 110 grain TNT's or something like that, or if it's legal in your state use FMJs.
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Re: is my gun too big

Postby TopGunMich » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:09 pm

Call them in close and shoot them with some BBB!!!
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Re: is my gun too big

Postby Johnny Vegas » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:31 pm

There is no such thing as a gun being to big! :lol:
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Re: is my gun too big

Postby ajmorell » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:26 am

If you handload there are 2 110 grain bullets available for varmint hunting that I'm aware of. Hornady makes a 110 grain VMAX and Sierra makes a 110 grain HP varminter....I don't know if there are any factor loadings in these though.
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Re: is my gun too big

Postby Decoy King » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:12 pm

I think thats its fine. My dad shoots them with a 7mm. And whenever we have gone out we just take 22 magnums.
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Re: is my gun too big

Postby TopGunMich » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:31 pm

I like dusting them with some BB's when they come close. You guys should see the BTO videos on Youtube....
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