Skip to comments.Firearms Advice - Coyote Problem (Vanity)
Posted on 12/09/2007 8:32:13 PM PST by Moose Dung
Sorry for posting this in the main area, but I need some advice quickly.
Over the past few weeks I've been having a real coyote problem. We're in the San Joaquin Valley and have always had issues with the coyotes, but this year seems to be expecially bad (even traveling in small packs, which I've never seen before). I need some recommendations on the proper weapon to deal with these varmints.
I figure, I need something that will kill a coyote from 30 yards when we get an intrusion on the property. This isn't a sport thing...no blinds, no calls, just an intruder that needs immediate lethal force.
We're out in a sparsly populated area in the middle of open farm land. The nearest house is about a half mile away.
Thanks for the help.
I figure that if an SKS can bring down feral pigs, then it should do well against a coyote.
Maybe .22 stinger ammo if you don’t want to buy a new gun but a .223 would do the job fine and ammo is still relatively inexpensive.
The ,22 should do it with a well placed shop - .22 magnum is a no brainer
Get a donkey
Just be sure of what’s BEHIND what you’re shooting at.
Pretty much anything bigger bore than what you have will work!
.223, 30 cal, whatever.
Lots of folks will recomend 22mag, maybe the 17 Hornady, maybe even a .223. All these will work, but don’t discount something like a 30-30. It will smack them hard and the bullit drop is such that you don’t have to worry about shooting distant neighbors. At the distances you cite, a scope won’t even be needed.
***Over the past few weeks I’ve been having a real coyote problem. ***
Savage 110 FP in .223 bolt action. Extremely accurate. Not too costly.
Legal in Kali.
If you also want to deer hunt get one in .308 Win.
I agree - a 30-30 lever action with open sites is perfect at up to 50 yards for a coyote.
MD, I would suggest that this is a great opportunity to invest in a Bushmaster AR-15. Get the 1 in 9 twist rifling for ammo utilization purposes.
I’d suggest a 12/16 guage pump shotgun with buckshot. It will have the range to take out the coyote and not carry like a rifle. Also makes good home defense, which is a significant issue.
I’m suprised .22LR isn’t working.
However, at 30 to 50 yards, I’d just use deer slugs in the .410.
If he’s hitting them with the .22 it’s probably working but not immediately. Might as well put them down humanely with something that does the job right.
The most inaccurate rifle I have every owned. I sold it and bought an AR-15.
However, I would use a Remington 710 with a scope, in a 30:06 caliber. A 200 yard shot would be easy and it will drop the coyote instantly. A 300 yard shot might take some practice.
At the short ranges he’s talking about though, a .410 deer slug would hit ‘em like a freight train.
LOL, you need practice, I could kill coyotes all day with a 22 at 30 yard. Get a good scope and practice. Are buy yourself a 22 mag. but you need to practice. Other than that any of the 22 cal center fires will do, whatever your budget can stand. You are not well armed, so start with the minimum. Remember bolt actions and lever actions are more accurate than semi's.