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Question by if its brown it.... Uploaded on February 05, 2011
i usually use a 243 but just incase i see one while squirrel hunting i would like to know if its will kill one
It will kill one with a good head shot, I wouldn't choose that caliber for regular use on 'yotes. It is better limited to smaller game.
The 17Hmr is NOT my pick' but it will do in a pinch
at close range to 75yd MAX. your 243Win is a lot better on coyoyes!
In the scenario you describe it could be used, so could a 22LR. Even a coyote deserves a clean killing shot.
Not a good size for coyote but if you dont have a predator gun yet use any of your guns like 30-06 it doesnt matter just get callin and if you like it then you can decide if you like it and want to really get into it.
I am sure you will get plenty of oppinions on this. I shoot a few coyote each year somewhere around 80 to 100. Maybe 10 with the .17 HMr so yes it will take coyote given the opportunity while squirrel hunting. HEAD shots only under 125 yards only.And with 20gr jacketed bullets. I have used the .17 Rem mag on coyote out to 350 yards with great success. Head,neck main shots and chest shots under 250 yards. My main cartridge is the .22/250 in a Rem 700 BDL with a 4x16x40 scope hand loaded with 35grs of 4060 pushing a 55gr bthp . This set up works for me very well out to 400 yards unless thee is a cross wind over 15mph then there are sighting issues at times. But the shot still has to be right. Chest lungs head
I have heard that it will do a number on a yote, but all things considered, I would go with a more conventional caliber such as .223, .22-250, 243, or 338 lapua. many folks that call predators in use a centerfire rifle and a shotgun for backup at close range. It would probably be fine to use a rimfire for the close stuff. If it is what you have, fine. If not I reccomend making a different selection. You know what they say, "use enough gun".
a .22 mag or lr would be better.
.223 would be my choice for yores, V.C. and the like.
Too much gun is always better than too little. In your case the other gun is not too much. The .243 may just be the perfect gun. Use your .17 on dirt dogs and the .243 on yodel dogs.
yes it will work if you wack them in the bean.
Why does everyone want to always use mouse guns?
stop worrying about if its gonna drop em dead if you want one thatll drop coyotes dead use a 30-06 or if you like most people just shoot em with anything and let em drag off and die. i wish that our coyote and bobcat population would be wiped out i hate em
I "had" a Savage .17 HMR thinking that it would be an awsome coyote rifle and was assured it would be by soo many would be experts. I busted three coyotes one Saturday evening with it and didn't recover any of them. All well placed shots and one of them dropped straight to the ground, then drug itself off. I got rid of that pea shooter and went with the Savage 22-250. No complaints other than expensive ammo.
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