Coyote rifle build

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  1. fyrewall

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    Often the targets are supine rodents way out there, presenting very low profiles. Any switch to Superformance would involve exhaustive analysis requiring intensive studies of velocity variations. However, the suggestion has enough merit for consideration and will be referred to the coyote control section for further feasibility studies. Hopefully, a favorable decision might be expected upon completion, receipt, and testing using the intended subject rifle barrel upon bi-annual barrel replacement. Due to flash-backs to situations incurred in a former life I sometimes revert back to that crap.:rolleyes:
     
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  2. brians356

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    "Shoot low, Sheriff, they're riding Shetlands!"
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  3. Rdlningcltchdmpr

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    In the words of the iatola , don't shoot till you see the back's of their heads.!
     
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  4. Matt_3479

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    I’ve hunted coyotes with 3 different 204’s, 20 tac, 223 rem, 222 rem, 17hmr, 243, 260 rem and the newest member coming soon is a 6mm creed.

    As far as the calibers I own and or have hunted with the 20 cal is my favorite. Small, fast, hits with enough authority to get the job done and chosen right it is great on pelts. I can fore see always having a 20 cal in the safe.

    The 6mm creed is going be a multi purpose set up but looking to use it as a back up yote rifle, or on the property’s where the 500+ yard opportunity’s seem to be the norm.
     
  5. AWS

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    I would think that your hunting style (calling/spot and shoot) and whether you save fur would dictate your choice of calibers. I'm a caller and fur saver, my goto rifles are the 222 Rem and 22-204 with a smattering of oddball .224s in combo guns. I do have a 22-250 set up for more open country and if I need to do any control work while fur is prime. Control work any other time of the year 22-250, 6x45mm, 6mm-204 and 25-204 fill the bill.

    Saving fur 22-250 and down

    Just killing coyotes 22-250 and up.

    Calling vs spot and shoot is more of a scope selection issue. Calling I like 1-4x20's and 1.5-6x40's, FOV is more important than X's when calling. Spot and shoot anything you feel comfortable with, my 22-250 wears a 2.5-10x40mm
     
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  6. 1lessdog

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    I have a 22 -6MM AI with a 1 - 13 1/2 and shoot 65 gr at over 4200 fps and have zero hold over 50 to 450 yrs. I know I can get over 4300 fps. It's a helluva Coyote round.
     
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  7. AckleymanII

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    I have killed a LOT of coyotes, AWS has also, and his advise is spot on. I and my hunting partners used 3.5x10x leupolds for calling in up close, but also uses lower powered scopes.

    22/250 AI with 55's were my favorite. Shots in our terrain were 325 and less as our thought process was to "work them in closer". We learned the value of cover scents and attractants as we hunted competitions.

    A 55g, 22 caliber bullet launched at 4050-4100 is death to a coyote to 450-500 yards. 500 and beyond is where a 25 caliber, 100g bullet launched at 3300 deals a hand a Royal Flush...pass the 25/06 factory rifle.

    Custom opens up a New World, 6 Rem is a monster mashemflatmagnum. 6 Rem AI with 80g sierra blitz bt at 3600 is REAL WORLD,3800 with the AI with superperformance.

    257 Weatherby, zero freebore, 26" barrel, 100g at 3850 is real world, let the imagination run wild.

    Flat shooting trumps all, and 325 and under is where it is at for the vast number of coyote hunters.

    I quit saving pelts in 1984.

    A pair of coyotes will bring 22 FAWNS the den in a Spring, so I say kill every one of those SOB! I disagree with quit hunting coyotes in Feb. ! I had great luck using Hand held howlers that sounded like young coyotes and female coyotes.

    Hang them on a fence post!
     
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  8. brians356

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    The 250 A.I. pushing 87 TNT @3500 or 100 BT @3300. Efficient and accurate - essentially a 25 Creedmoor.
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  9. maxscm

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    6MM Creedmoor.
    Excellent Lapua Brass
    No Brass Fire Forming, Just Load and Fire.
    Or Buy Factory Ammo.
    Get An 8-Tw and Choose a Bullet from the 55gr to 110gr Sierras .
    My 22 inch Barrel, Suppressed Works, and Handles Good for Night Hunting.
    I have a D760 6x Gen 3. It's SMACKs'EM out to 300 yards.
    I'm using 85gr Sierra Gamekings at 3395 fps.

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  10. AckleymanII

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    Maxscm, try some 80g Sierra Blitz BT, pretty good difference between them and the 85g BTHP if you don't save hides, varget.
     
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  11. Webster

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    Read as many of 5spd post as you can. He recommends a 243 if you want an over the counter rifle.
     
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  13. 370bc

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    a $100 whitt machine bolt on brake lets you see all of your impacts.
     
  14. Webster

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    You only need to see impacts if you miss.
     
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  15. msalm

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    Here’s one I just built for myself, a 26” 8tw 22 Creedmoor on a TL action pillar bedded in a Grayboe stock with Surgeon bottom metal and a Leica 2.5-10 in Talley lightweights. Not sure if I’ll coatthe metalwork or just call it good for the time being... also trying to decide on 75-80gr class bullet at 3400’s or a 60gr Sierra TMK at whoknowshowfast I might be able to run them...3650 for sure.

    Well nevermind...apparently tinypic doesn't work for me anymore...
     
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    That's easy enough to arrange.
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  17. AckleymanII

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    If you want to HEAR your hit, shoot the 80g Blitz....very loud WHOP! They will be laying in their tracks!

    IMR 4064 and Varget at 3400 fps, 24" barrel, touch the lands with the bullet. When you shoot the leade out, go to a zero freebore, 12 Twist...Glory Days will Abound!
     
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  18. mike a

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    I agree the 80 blitz is dynamite on yotes. Are you saying 12 twist for this Bullet? I'm looking at getting another 6BR barrrel an want to shoot this Bullet. I was going to go 1-10.
     
  19. AckleymanII

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    1-10 will do very, very well. HOWEVER, be very careful concerning the reamer that is used, you want very, very little freebore. Most of these bullets do not like bullet jump if you want to shoot tiny groups. You are probably going to have to look for a gunsmith that has a reamer with no more than .055 freebore MAX or zero freebore and uses a unithroater to achieve the OAL that you like.

    I would urge you to consider a 6x47 Lapua with very little freebore as you will probably pick up 300 fps over a 6 BR.
     
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    I would go with an AR15 platform because of the possibility of multiple coyotes coming in at once. If you don't reload either a 224 Valkyrie or 6.5 Grendel. If you do reload 22 Grendel or 6mm Fat Rat/ 6mm AR Turbo or if you want to keep it simple a 6mm Grendel. You give up a little performance to the AR 10 cartridges like 22 or 6mm Creedmoor but the AR15 is cheaper to build and lighter.
     
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