Best caliber for Coyotes and Groundhog

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Big_Steve, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Jimmie in Ky

    Jimmie in Ky 12 pointer

    Km, you shot that predator yet? I have been reading some really good reports on that thing so far. Jimmie
  2. pattyquack

    pattyquack 6 pointer

    Oct 26, 2004
    Henderson Kentucky
    30.06 180 grain ballistic tips do a number:D
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2009
  3. Jim in Annville

    Jim in Annville 6 pointer

    Oct 30, 2007
    Jackson county
    Personally I like a 7mm mag. Load it with a 139 grain semi partition and it will do wonders for hogs and dogs.;)
  4. hut

    hut 6 pointer

    Sep 18, 2005
    logan county
    223 with a 52 gr hollow point best coyote and ground hog gun I have ever had also not to expensive to shoot
  5. Blevins Gap Outdoors

    Blevins Gap Outdoors 12 pointer

    Nov 9, 2002
    Louisville, KY
    I like a .22-250 Rem myself. I also have a .17 Rem but like the .22 better for coyotes. Here is a link to my .22-250 Rem. It's a Remington 700VS with a Redfield 6X18 on it.

    Last edited: Nov 7, 2007
  6. kyfuzzyface

    kyfuzzyface 8 pointer

    Nov 2, 2007
    Central Ky

    I like the 22/250
    but I am looking at a 204
  7. Buk Bust'r

    Buk Bust'r 6 pointer

    Aug 16, 2005
    Russell Springs, KY

    Shot a many of 'em with a Savage 10 tactical using 68 gr HP's. In short, they hit the ground D-E-D!
  8. ekydeerhunter

    ekydeerhunter 6 pointer

    Nov 18, 2005
    I am looking to buy a gun for coyote hunting, would a 243 be a good choice. What would be the +/- for the 243?
  9. Ruger 204 4000 Feet Per Second! Shoots flat, hits hard
  10. Ky'sFinest

    Ky'sFinest 10 pointer

    I don't know ballistics info but i love my savage .243. I got mine right before they came out with accu-trigger but i still hold tight patterns at 100 yds +/- 20 yds. I ve killled some big bucks with it, one i took down at a range of 200 yds or so and it i'd say he didn't know what hit him. i've always shot 100 grain win, it seems to be a good weight for vel and energy. as far as coyotes go i haven't had the oppertunity(don't know why, ive been huntin for quite some time) but it would do the trick. i talked to a guy during m-16 training i had the other day and he was sweet talking his new 22-250, i think that 4000 fps is nice but i have never have shot one. my dad seems to get a coyote every year or so while deer hunting with his .270. I am starting to think anything with a decent range in between .223- .270 would do the trick nicely. good luck.
  11. coorsdrifter1

    coorsdrifter1 6 pointer

    Jun 19, 2007
    Been thinking about getting a 204,what kind of damage does do to hides?
  12. treerat

    treerat 12 pointer

    Nov 8, 2004
    Hickory KY
    now if it was me and i knew i was taking some real long shots,,,50 bmg all the way,,
  13. treedweller

    treedweller 6 pointer

    Aug 19, 2007
    Alvaton, Ky
    22-250 .223 .243... Heck just shoot them with anything.
  14. shogan

    shogan Cyber-Hunter

    Aug 15, 2002
    Central, ky
    30-06 did a fine job on killing a yote a few weeks back.

    Just about any will do the job.
  15. Kyshorthair

    Kyshorthair 6 pointer

    Sep 12, 2003

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