I have been trying to harvest a predator with a .22 magnum rimfire now for many years. I have done much research on the topic and have asked questions on the subject on this forum. Jimmy has been most helpful on this topic. I have come to the conclusion that the .22 mag is more than enough gun within its limitations. I believe shot placement is crucial as with any game and the proper bullet selected for the job at hand. As with any game animal and cartridge a wise maximum range should be established. It is the responsibility of the hunter to stay within these limitations and to place the bullet in the proper place when the oppotunity is presented. Having said all that friday was a good time to be in the field. Harvested a large female (40 lbs) at 35 yrds with a 40 gr. winchester sjhp. She collapsed in her tracks. She moved her head some and twirled her tail some. After a few minutes it was all over. I have more respect now for the 22 mag cartridge than ever. Im sure they wont all go this well and i know its far from the ideal yote cartridge. But when hunting in areas that dont allow center fires or its not wise to use a center because of the close proximity to homes or highways it is a viable option and one should not feel under gunned.