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What's your favorite varmint rifle for coyote?

quote:Originally posted by H. Hunt:
[b]My mother couldn't keep the groundhogs out of the veggie garden, she tried every repellent known to man.
Finally she came up with a brilliant idea, plant a garden for the groundhogs close to their burrow.
[i]Keep in mind I grew up in Vt.[/i]
That worked as well as any government handout program they plowed through their garden and decimated Mom's as well.The next summer Mom adopted an Irish Wolfhound you'd be surpised how quickly a garden varmit turns into a squeeky toy.[/b]

ROFLMAO!!!! Yes, indeedy - they do appreciate a garden of their very own, and then yours, and then the neighbors', etc. etc. Your mom was sweet to try, though...If adopting your very own Wolf isn't feasible, invite lots of friends who have dogs to come over. Have a "Pee Around the Perimeter Party"! :D Keenan - hilarious! Does the gun cabinet double as an ice house? ;)[ 10-05-2005: Message edited by: Naran ]

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What's your favorite varmint rifle for coyote?

Thought I'd ask the experts here before purchasing a new rifle (which my husband is more than happy to do)... :D Seems I have this one pesky varmint which just won't leave my livestock (sheep & cows) alone. It's coming around during the morning hours (I put my livestock in at night) - and is causing alot of "worry".
No predation yet, but it's just a matter of time.I'm tired of trying to REASON with it! We actually have this little old, old hunting blind/shack next to the pasture which was used for deer hunting. There's actually an old map on the wall that estimates the yardage from the shack to the tree line in various spots.Anyone want to come an do a little coyote target practice??????
:p :p :p[ 10-05-2005: Message edited by: LMD ]

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Daisy Cutter ;)

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Hey Paul, that's a GREAT susggestion!
My husband used to work with daisy cutters when in the Army.
I have an in-house expert already.
Why didn't I think of that???? :p

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Shotgun with a flashlight on it. You are allowed to shoot them at night. Good hunting!
MM

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Remington 700 BDL, reach out and touch something....

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Remington Model 700 in 22-250 caliber.

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AR-15 HBAR.

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LMD - do you mean I should change your Bobble to a sheep? I thought you had chickens, too.The rifle with the flashlight sounds like a good idea. Somehow I have the feeling that plan has real experience behind it....Maybe you can make a fetching pair of slippers from the pelt, and a matching boa with the tail... how lovely whilst traipsing about the meadows in fall!
;)

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I love my Panther Arms .223 with heavy barrel.
They also make a .308 which would certainly do in the varmints, but also would make a good deer rifle.
Or you could support a local company and get a Bush Master.

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Naran,
Those bobble-head facsimiles are hysterical! I just saw that thread where you posted the pics - very funny!And yes, I have chickens too, and ducks, geese, pigeons, a pot-bellied pig, horses, dogs, cats, (sheep and cows as previously mentioned) goats, a donkey, snakes, turtles, rabbits, a bearded dragon and a few others I'm sure I'm forgetting now......but, only one husband! :D And, speaking of the aforementioned species, you and he must think alike. He mentioned the pelt as an addition to my wardrobe, too! I like the boa idea - nice touch!BTW, I wouldn't mind you posting a cow bobble for me. When I'm dressed up in my bulky winter Carharts (black in color) and wearing my black winter boots, my 'girlies' think I'm one of them. I swear, if I wore a white cumberbund you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between me and my Belties! :D :D PS (We're not real farmers like the legit ones that post on here - ListenASec and others. We just have a few breeding stock and plan to sell offspring which are few and far between)

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Yes my aunt had a real problem with them in Auburn. I asked the Game Warden about it and they are the ones that suggested night hunts and jacking them.
Got a couple friends over a couple nights to sit in wait.
6 dead and a year later still no problems.Chicken and geese doing fine.
MM

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I seriously appreciate all the tips I'm receiving on varmint rifles - and I'll research each one of them.
Coyote have been a big problem in this area and we've put up the usual barrier fences to help ward them off (several perimeter fences/electric fence).
I have a donkey who is a great watch'dog' during the day, but again, I don't leave her out at night.
For some reason the coyote seem to be more embolden this year...
Time to get fired up!

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Need help let me know
MM

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LMD - you are right they seem to be far more brave this year. We have been hearing them almost nightly at our house for the last few weeks - wife still not used to the howls. She has taken to making sure the cat is inside before bed.

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MM,
Thank you for the offer! I just might take you up on that soon.
Perhaps we can host something like the "1st Annual AMG Coyote Hunt", similar to the one sponsored last year by some group (which I forget right now!). Remember that? It caused quite a stir and quite a lot of posting here on the forum!If the truth be known, I am as big an 'animal kook' as they come. So you know it HAS to be bad when LMD starts thinking of offing the little predators![ 10-05-2005: Message edited by: LMD ]

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Maybe you should invite PETA to help out.

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LMD, thanks for the kind words on the Bobble Gallery. I fear it's become a tiny obsession, finding just the right one for everybody. I did change yours to a wooly sheep... maybe I'll see if I can find a coyote next!It's interesting the way one changes opinions on offing the critters when they become a problem. I never thought I'd be cheerfully hunting yardpigs, but when they've eaten your new $10 perennial for the fifth time, despite fencing and barricades, it's BLASTING time! :D

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If chickens, pet cats, and other small animals are disappearing - especially at night - you might have a fisher in the neighborhood as well. Although a little smaller than a coyote, they are just as voracious and a whole lot more aggressive. For predating coyotes / feral coy-dogs (which i'm told are more dangerous than purebred coyotes), a good shot with a .22 LR can do the job with minimal blast noise, pelt destruction, and risk of colatteral damage from ricochet or bullets that blow right through the intended victim.For longer shots over 75 yards or so, a small caliber high velocity round like the 5.56 X 45MM (M-16), .222 Remington or .250/3000 is indicated.
(the latter WILL wake up the neighbors!) *=8>Q

Small, light, high velocity bullets tend to disintegrate on impact rather than to riccochet around. Scopes "gather light" for better shooting in low-light situations, but I would not go much over 4X; 2.5X probably about good. If you have never killed anything before, or are not a skilled marksperson, the job would best be farmed out, IMHO. Back in '65 I used to assasinate woodchucks who chose to dig burrows in a golf course with a .222 Remington rifle - my personal favorite for chuck-busting. Got paid a buck a chuck - helped with the ammo expenses.[ 10-05-2005: Message edited by: UncleJaque ]

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If you're going to be shooting at night, I recommend using a laser sight and a scope designed for low light conditions. No sense in tipping them off with a flashlight if you can help it. ;)

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I want to go hunting with Kennan!! ;)

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Butch you should see the gun cabinet I built for that thing. :D[ 10-05-2005: Message edited by: Keenan ]

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quote:Originally posted by Naran:
[b]
It's interesting the way one changes opinions on offing the critters when they become a problem. I never thought I'd be cheerfully hunting yardpigs, but when they've eaten your new $10 perennial for the fifth time, despite fencing and barricades, it's BLASTING time! :D [/b]

My mother couldn't keep the groundhogs out of the veggie garden, she tried every repellent known to man.
Finally she came up with a brilliant idea, plant a garden for the groundhogs close to their burrow.
[i]Keep in mind I grew up in Vt.[/i]
That worked as well as any government handout program they plowed through their garden and decimated Mom's as well.The next summer Mom adopted an Irish Wolfhound you'd be surpised how quickly a garden varmit turns into a squeeky toy.

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Keenan :D
We've never met, but you know me like the back of your hand! Just like Paul, who suggested the daisy cutters ;)

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LMD,I think you would be on solid ground if you got a rifle that shoots either the 6 mm Remington or the 243 Winchester cartidges. Either is good to about 300 yards if you use a scope, a sand bag rest and practice with it. A shotgun is good if and only if you can get the varmints to come in close, not more than 30 yards with buck shot. Either rifle cartidge will also be good for deer and the recoil is not too great. A low light scope would also be useful.

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LMD, I would sugggest .243 . This calibur has little recoil and with the 100 grain bullet is also a passable deer gun out to 200 yards. If price is a concern I would recommend New England Firearm. I have one and it will constantly shoot 1 to 1.5 inch groups at 100 yards. With a 87 grain bullet it will easily take a coyote out to 250 yards or a little better. As I am a small person I ordered the Youth model which has a shorter trigger pull. If you need a little more length you can install a slip on recoil pad. Good luck
Bud

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The AR 15 with a scope has minimal kick is not too loud and can reach out effectively to over 400 yards although I probably wouldn't recommend shooting past 250 without some serious practice.
I live in the country and just use my remington 30.06 rifle but my neighbor swears by his AR15.
Good luck with the varmints.
J.

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quote:Originally posted by budlandry@mid:
[b]LMD, I would sugggest .243 . This calibur has little recoil and with the 100 grain bullet is also a passable deer gun out to 200 yards. If price is a concern I would recommend New England Firearm. I have one and it will constantly shoot 1 to 1.5 inch groups at 100 yards. With a 87 grain bullet it will easily take a coyote out to 250 yards or a little better. As I am a small person I ordered the Youth model which has a shorter trigger pull. If you need a little more length you can install a slip on recoil pad. Good luck
Bud[/b]

This is a very good recomendation. Much of the stuff others have noted come with a big price tag.On another issue, are not Fishers protected?

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I'll also place my real vote on the .243.Unless you bait 'em then the shotgun and flashlihght would be fun.Where is shep's woman she should be jumping in any second now.

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:)

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