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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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Perf, you can use ANY 22 rimfire at night here in MI. This means that the 22 Mag is also legal. IMHO, while you can kill a coyote with a 22 LR, the 22 Mag is much better at it. That being said, I would still prefer a centerfire rifle, but the archaic laws here forbid it. I've seen coyotes take some awful punishment from bigger rifles and go quite a way before giving up the ghost. hunter
 
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