22 big enough for coyotes??

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22 big enough for coyotes??

Postby duckkilller7 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:12 pm

just wondering if a 22 was big enough for coyotes, and where the sh placement should be??
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Postby spoonerlab » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:59 pm

it should be i know people who have killed deer with a 22. id say just shoot it in the head or behind the shoulder
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Postby DuckSlyer16 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:08 pm

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Postby gooserslan » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:19 am

Use CCI velocitor ammo it is made for larger varmints. Head shots only and within 50 yards i would say.
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Postby goose hunter » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:04 pm

Honestly, you should just purchase a .223,22-250,.204,.17 fireball,.22 hornet, etc. any of these rounds will work fabulously for short or long range. (especially with Varmint Grenade bullets). If you have to shoot them 50 yards or less. you might as well just use a 12 gauge shotgun with a carlson's dead coyote choke tube with hevi shot dead coyote ammunition. that combo is litterally deadly out to 80 yards. I've shot the majority(around 17) of my so far 23 bobcats with that 12 gauge set-up this season, and trust me those cats are just as strong and sometimes stronger than the yotes. Good luck!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Varminter » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:59 pm

Really, why?
I mean, if a .22 is all you have and you can't afford to buy another rifle, sure... But accept it for what it is and use good ammo, keep it under 50 yards, keep it to the head, and be sure of your accuracy.

Otherwise, used bolt guns in more practical calibers (223, 22-250, 243) for less than $300 are plentiful.
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