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Thread: What Do You Recommend for Coyote?

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    Boolit Master Grmps's Avatar
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    Jul 2016
    I know this is a gun forum but a crossbow is wicked effective and super quiet. I'd have a 9mm (or bigger) as a backup

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    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2009
    The CCI Stinger is a light weight bullet but it reaches its max velocity in barrels under 16" in length. Not sure of velocity in pistol barrels but it seems to be higher than you'd get from other .22 LR rounds. The bullet expands very rapidly.

    On an animal the size of a Coyote I'd only go for a brain pan shot. Study the structure of the animal's skull before planning on using a .22 revolver. A Pit bull in a city near here shrugged off a .38 slug in the head that from appearances should have entered the brain but probably did not due to the shape of the skull. Black bear have similar odd skull shapes, more like that of a dog than like that of other bear, a bullet through the eye socket of a Blackie can miss the brain completely.

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    Boolit Master

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    North central Ohio
    If you poke one in the chest at ten feet with any .22 bullet, they will leave. I've encountered several at handshake distance and none of them wasted anytime leaving the vicinity. A coyote isn't one to go around attacking people but they will eat your dog or cat if that concerns you. If you just want something to carry while your walking your dog your .22 is plenty. If your intention is to hunt them, might leave your Colt at the house and bring something a bit more hefty. Just another opinion.

    We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest. Georg C. Lichtenberg

    At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide. A. Lincoln

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    I live out in the country and the coyotes have grown in numbers. When I walk my dog almost every evening.I carry a Ruger single-six and it holds 6 CCI.22 magnums.I know yours only holds.22lr I would use no less than CCI Stingers.

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    Boolit Man
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    Sep 2007
    10 feet ? Any 22 ammo. Shoot them in the head or boiler room. And they are yoast

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    Boolit Master Char-Gar's Avatar
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    Deep South Texas
    I have shot coyotes with a 22 LR HP, a 300 Weatherby Mag and about a dozen calibers in between. All have done their job and produced dead coyotes.
    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    Boolit Man
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    Sep 2015
    southern oregon
    Don't even try for a head shot only. Very easy to miss. Been there and missed.
    Things are happening very fast. Get the most powerful 22lr. you can find.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Last edited by comprschrg; 10-27-2017 at 12:07 PM.

  8. #28
    Boolit Master
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    Mar 2014
    St. Louis
    Either 36 grain MiniMag Hollowpoints or Winchester 42 grain Maxx Hollowpoints. Either whacks pretty hard and expand well in my experience. I would test them over a chronograph and for accuracy out of your Peacemaker. Those should be the determining factors, speed and accuracy.

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