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Taking Coyotes with a 10/22

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I know it's not the preferred weapon for coyote hunting. Before anyone clobbers me for using one let me describe our conditions and see what ya'll think.

I'm from northern lower michigan and hunt deep in the cedar swamps with my brother (he uses a shotgun w/#3 buck). The typical range for shooting would be about 25-35yd max. I could take the .270 but would be in the same situation of having to "snap-shoot" and wouldnt want to sling a bunch of .270 rds due to the added cost and wear on my nice deer rifle.

If we hunt nite time we are limited to using .22lr and/or shotgun with light load like #6 or similar (no slug or buck allowed).


I've seen several coyote taken with .22's over the years but not yet had a shot with mine. I'd like to hear from any of you that have take coyote with a .22lr. Thanx!

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I've taken several coyotes with a 22RF. They come in a dusk at the farm to have a look at then new caves.

We hide in the straw bales and let the come in close. I use CCI Mini Mag solids so get better penatration over the hollow points.

25 to 40 yards has been most of my shots.

Be still and very quiet. Lots on fun. Having a 12 gauge near by though is nice because if you pull a bad shot they can be nasty. 12 gauge scares the poo out of the cattle though.
 

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The Perferator said:
Thanx for the replies, it's encouraging :).

Dave, are you aiming for head shots or vitals? Would rather take the larger target area of the vitals but wondering if you have to chase them another mile before they drop. Sounds like your setups are alot of fun!

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I aim for the vitals. A good lung shot drops them fairly quick. Some run 30 yards before kicking the bucket. With a semi auto you can get a couple rounds in him and he dies quick and close.

I've shot them in the head before but its hard since the coyote is always looking around.

I like the heavy weight 40 grain solids for penitration. When we skin them the bullets still mushroom. They just get deeper in before they start to open up.
 
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