.22 for coyotes

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Postby bgoldhunter » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:14 pm

Had an HMR for such. Sold it for something better.

Guys saying you won't have problems at any distance don't plan on shooting at yotes very far.

17 Remington is my minimum for most sets nowadays, and would prefer .224" in whatever flavor you decide. As I said, rimfires will work close in, but why limit yourself?
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Postby liv4adrenilin » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:31 pm

so how far would you say is the limit for a 22 on a yote? and if im sited in at 100 how much will a solid 40 gr. bullet drop at 150? 200?
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Postby flatbottom mudslinger » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:27 am

.22 bullet drop at 200 yards? Like a fricken rock. I cant give you an actuall measurement but I know with my .22 mag when sighted in at 80 yards its about 26"-28" low at 240 yards. That was when I used to shoot Winchester 40 gr hollow points. There was a woodchuck hole 240 yards from by backdoor across a hay field and I sighted it in just for that reason. With the federal 32 gr loads Im shooting now, sighted in at 80 yards, only drop about 4" at 150, after that they just run out of steam. Someone on here may have a ballistics chart for a .22 and could give you a better answer than I can but I would say a .22LR sighted in at 100 yards will be 6"-8" low at 150 and better than 20" low at 200. All bullets shoot fairly flat out to a certain point then its like they hit a brick wall and start falling drastically. Finding that point is what you need to do to figure out your effective range. With a compound bow its usually at about 50 yards +/-. With a centerfire rifle it could be anywhere from 200 yards with a .22 hornet to 2 miles with a .50 BMG. A .22 LR I would guess would be just past 150 yards. Some loads shoot flatter than others, The best way to answer your question is just spend some time at the bench. Sight it in dead on at 100 then shoot it at 125 and measure how low it is, make a note of it then move to 150 and do the same. Untill you have enough data to compile a ballistics chart of your own. You can probably get a look at some ballistics readings on CCIs website. They make several different LR shells from sub sonics to hyper velocity stingers they should have some info on there.
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Postby liv4adrenilin » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:51 pm

alright good to know thanks
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Postby A-Bomb » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:15 pm

I personally like my .222 Remington with a 50 gr hornaday v max....Still a .22 cal, but with some zip.....223, 22-250, 243 are all fine choices for yotes...As others have state, buckshots deadly too.
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Postby liv4adrenilin » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:18 pm

Im thinkin of i do call one up at the golf course i want it dead at about 100 yards. i have some great setups and heard one yippin tonight. I was wonderin because i dont really wanna buy a new gun for coyotes untill i really get into it. has anybody experimented with longer range shells for a 22 LR?
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Postby Kurt » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:16 pm

Hard to get a consistant ballistic chart on rim fire ammo beacuse it is not consitantly loaded the same every time.
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Postby DuckSlyer16 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:47 pm

lol I went out and tried sighting my 10-22 in

1.5 inches high at 25
3/4 inches high at 50
then I gave up at 75 cause It was dropping so much... I'll try it soon.. just at 0 degrees its too cold to keep your fingers out for long.

but I learned my .22 drops a lot at 60 some yards.
My load today... .22 long rifle plated hollow point 40 grains high velocity 1280 FPS.. Isnt that slow?


I was getting very frustated.. do lets say I shoot high.. do I click my scope thing up.. or down.. I was "chasing the bullet" today.. so I wen where the bullet hit... but I evenutally couldnt turn it up any more cause it was at that point.[/b]
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Postby cjg » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:51 am

I use a shotgun with #4 buck shot at night, I've tried a rifle at night while using a call and no way was that going to work. Day time I use a 22-250 if I think I'll get a long shot and stick with the shot gun for close quarters.

The dogs here in Maine get pretty big I don't think I'd try a very long shot with a .22. If you make a marginal shot it's just not going to do enough damage to stop them. I lost a nice redish colored one in November that I shot to far back with my .270. He was close and running, I saw it hit him through the guts, followed blood for a while but eventually lost him. Hind sight , when I saw where I hit him I should have waited an hour or so same as on a deer.
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Postby OKTrap » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:40 pm

I use a .22 Single Shot Remington with .22 cal CB minicaps for dispatching a coyote ... but i personally don't recommend one for hunting them.
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Postby zier » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:15 pm

duckslyer16

i've found black cloud to be very successful
ducks fall dead in there tracks every time wlth lots of damage
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Postby DuckSlyer16 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:11 pm

na.
its just plain silly.
Winchester Xpert # 2's also do that.
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