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New Coyote gun

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Re: New Coyote gun
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2011, 11:16:15 PM »
Don't ever get rid of the 788 it's has a very loyal following and generally will out shoot most 700's.   My friends and I started using them in the early 70's for long range varmit shooting , butt ugly rifles, less than great triggers, magazines rattle,  but  they are flat accurate.   Mine is a 1969 in 243,  I still use it today, and  there is no way I would sell it.   I paid 200 bucks for it with 4 x 12 bushnell bdc and 2 extra mags, check out the prices now for really good condition rifles. 

Re: New Coyote gun
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2011, 01:27:59 AM »
Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill

Re: New Coyote gun
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2011, 06:33:08 PM »
I was going to tell you a 22-250 since you said rock chucks I take it you're out west. but when you said big game I have to say 25-06 in vanguard or a 257 weatherby

Re: New Coyote gun
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2011, 04:52:49 AM »
If Weatherby would make a Vanguard in 224 Weatherby magnum, the question of what caliber to use for coyotes would be solved.  Awesome cartridge and how cool would it be to have a belted magnum coyote rifle.

Re: New Coyote gun
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2011, 12:46:31 PM »
I use a 22-250 weatherby vanguard to hunt coyotes, and i love it.  Just recently started reloading my own ammo, and learned that the gun does not like every type of bullet you shoot through it.  I learned that ballistic tip boattails start rolling in the air before 100 yrds.  The bullet of choice in my rifle is a 55 grain soft point spitzer style.  Usually have less than 1'' groups at 100 yrds. I have had people tell me they have successfully taken deer with that caliber also, but have not myself since i live in Iowa.  I would be happy to give you any tips on this caliber if you get one.
Matt DeWit