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    Just about anything will do the job if you're a fair shot and there have been some good suggestions here. I've got chickens, and there is a substantial population around us that have been problematic for some time. I've killed them with a Marlin 39A .22, but where I live, the wind is often fairly strong and gusty so a light round is not good on many days at any distance over 75 yards. How far do you need to go to reach out and touch them? From now on, I'm going to use either my Marlin 336 30-30 or Ruger M77 in .243, but due to my surroundings, I won't be going for anything over 300 yards.

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    50 BMG, This way almost counts just like in horseshoes and hand grenades.
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    My old Norinco SKS with Wolf hollow points works pretty well.....
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    I think the thread pretty much has it covered.

    My choice would be a mini-14. Any of the above would work just as good or better. Especially the the 50 BMG or Jeff of PA pic.. Kind of depends on where your hunting too. I'm looking to get rid of pests over actually hunting them. So if they keep their distance I'm fine with them being there. When they start coming close then it's a problem for me.

    I also think there is a little more to it than" what gun do I need to hunt coyote."...Location,budget, for sport or to get rid of close problems, etc......It's almost like saying..I want to drive offroad what vehicle do I need. I know guys that use 17mm too.

    Where we camp they will come up within 10 yards or less...I could probably take one out with a Glock 9mm (just using that as an example since that's what I carry when there). I've never tried it.
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    A pack of walker dogs and a 22-250....

    also pretty good chance you have more then one coyote, best way to find out.... later into the night sound the horn on your vehicle for about 10 seconds when you let off listen they will start yipping...

    we used to do this to check the woods for coyotes before letting our coon hounds out....
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    Of course I remember when I lived in Oklahoma and there were several guys that had Greyhounds (dogs) that they would use to catch them coyotes. They would have two different vehicles and they would stake-out a 640 acre (square mile) piece of property and if they knew if there was a coyote in there they would set those dogs after them. That was back in the 70s when there was an over population of coyotes and their fur was pretty reasonable. It was something to watch how fast those Greyhounds could catch up to those coyotes. They just didn't have a chance on open ground. The good old days.
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    The only fair way to hunt( which I only use)
    Is to jump on their back with a bear grills survival knife and decapitate them
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmilom1990 View Post
    Need to buy a rifle to hunt a coyote.
    Depends on whether or not, you want to preserve the pelt. I've called-in and killed dozens of them. I used everything from .22 rimfire magnum to a 22-250. In almost every case, I was hunting for fur.
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    M1-A1 battle tank. There apparently is a coyote near me. I hear something outside at night, could also be a fox as one lives across the street. I am not interested in shooting it/them however.
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    Just remember to first put a little salt on their tails.


    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    The only fair way to hunt( which I only use)
    Is to jump on their back with a bear grills survival knife and decapitate them
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    Well, what's been suggested pretty much covers it from DC to Daylight...

    Jim in Idaho is right...anything from a .22 mag (although a bit on the small side), to
    most any centerfire cartridge.

    Big question is, are you after a specific coyote, or just a good rifle to use
    for coyote hunting? Any plans to save the pelt? Pelts are prime now, but
    starting soon they'll begin to shed in preparation for Spring.

    Any of the hotter .22 centerfire cartridges are fine, but in my experience
    (about a thousand coyotes) a 22.250 will generally do more pelt damage
    than a .243. I have no idea where you're located, but in general you're
    looking for a caliber that is flat shooting and consistently accurate. I shot
    a Remington 700 BDL in .243 with a Douglas Premium barrel, Timney
    trigger and a 3.5x10 Leupold Gold scope. Hand loads with a Sierra 85gr.
    boat-tail hollow point shot 5 round groups you could cover with a silver dollar
    at 200 yds.

    If you're looking to save/sell the pelt, don't take a broadside shot. Wait
    till he's looking straight at you, and put it right in the middle of his chest.
    Coyote drops on the spot, and the rib cage protects the pelt. FWIW, pelts
    with holes are generally downgraded, an are difficult to sell.

    I quit hunting about 18 years ago, and today I would have to ask myself..
    "Do I really need to end this coyote's life?".

    Amazing how life experience changes a man.
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