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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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last summer i shot one with my new kimber hunter model 22lr. I was hunting ground squirrels when i noticed a coyote working his way up the meddow to my left. He stopped, standing broadside about 60 ft. in front of me, never saw me. Getting into a sitting position i put a cci mini mag hp into his lungs. He dropped on the spot and got right back up, i shot again and he dropped again this time for good. He kicked a few times and i shot again just in case. Looked like he went about 15-18 lbs.
 
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