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#7223075 - 12/24/12 Too strong for coyotes? xD
BeauBailey Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
Posts: 9
I have a 7mm mauser that i love to shoot and ive been thinking of using it for coyote hunting since thats the only centerfire rifle i have and it would be good for shooting across my open fields. does anyone else think its a bit to powerful?

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#7223127 - 12/24/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: BeauBailey]
ldholton Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 3778
Loc: lawrence county MO
for fur ? or to kill them ?

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#7223134 - 12/24/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: ldholton]
BeauBailey Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
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just to kill them. There taking down the local rabbit population and there attacking my cows after they calf.

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#7223149 - 12/24/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: BeauBailey]
ldholton Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
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Loc: lawrence county MO
I say if it is safe than give'um hell especially if that is the only rifle you have right now, but if your lookin for a "good" reason for a new one thats a whole new story


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#7223304 - 12/24/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: ldholton]
RIO7 Offline
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Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 1230
Loc: s.tex
makes no differance what you use for a rifle, if their killing your calfs, shoot um!!!!

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#7223373 - 12/24/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: BeauBailey]
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Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 5831
Loc: Badger State
Originally Posted By: BeauBailey
I have a 7mm mauser that i love to shoot and ive been thinking of using it for coyote hunting since thats the only centerfire rifle i have and it would be good for shooting across my open fields. does anyone else think its a bit to powerful?


There is nothing too powerful when it comes to shooting coyotes, however on the lighter side a .284 115 grain Speer hollow point launched with 48 - 49 grains of IMR 4064 or IMR 4320 @ 3150 fps will take care of your calf killers.
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#7228016 - 12/26/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: roundoak]
rainierrifleco Offline
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Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 2655
Loc: Gig Harbor WA/SE Neb
ive shot them with 7 mag. it does the trick....

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#7231208 - 12/27/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: rainierrifleco]
Crow hunter Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
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Loc: Mississippi
98% of all the coyotes I've killed have been while hunting deer, meaning I shot them with whatever I was using to hunt deer that day. I can assure you that a 7mm mauser will kill a coyote just fine, there's no such thing as too dead.

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#7231244 - 12/27/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: Crow hunter]
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just use a frangible bullet so you don't have to worry about pass through that carry too far
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#7235812 - 12/28/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: Spotshooter]
mejeremyb Offline
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Registered: 12/06/12
Posts: 62
Loc: Southeast Missouri
I shot one with a 150gr Win silver ballistic tip out of my 300WSM one time. It was about 125yds and took a step as I shot. I ended up hitting it a little far back and high. I blew it in half all but about 4-5 inches of skin across the belly. When I got over to the thing its inards were strung everywhere and it was tryin to drag itself off with its front legs. I couldn't believe it!!!! I pulled out my EMP 40 and gave him a double tap to finish him off. Yotes are some tough critters!!!!
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#7236515 - 12/28/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: mejeremyb]
keith Offline
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Registered: 02/08/02
Posts: 4411
120g V max for predators, then switch out to 120g tipped tripple shock for deer.

We used to have BIG GUN hunts for predators in the old days, everyone in the truck brough their big gun. My big gun was a 7 mag or a 270. The 270 loaded with sierra 90g Hp with IMR 3031 or AA2700 is awesome medicine on coyotes, accuracy and speed in the extremes.

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#7245327 - 12/30/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: BeauBailey]
Okanagan Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
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To kill them, just shoot the most most accurate rifle you have. I've killed a fair number with .30-06. Met a grey haired man on a snowy ridge above the Wenatchee River one winter who was hunting coyotes with a .340 Weatherby, and everything about him made me think he could shoot it.
He wasn't after fur. laugh

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#7245357 - 12/30/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: BeauBailey]
tikkanut Offline
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Registered: 01/30/01
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Loc: Rural Podunk Utah....
Originally Posted By: BeauBailey
I have a 7mm mauser that i love to shoot and ive been thinking of using it for coyote hunting since thats the only centerfire rifle i have and it would be good for shooting across my open fields. does anyone else think its a bit to powerful?


you eatin' 'em or just killin' 'em.....

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#7245480 - 12/30/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: tikkanut]
Jericho Offline
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Registered: 05/28/02
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My BIL got one in deer season with a 35 Remington.

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#7247055 - 12/31/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: Okanagan]
War_Eagle Offline
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Registered: 10/20/08
Posts: 2494
Loc: Mobile, Alabama
Originally Posted By: Okanagan
Met a grey haired man on a snowy ridge above the Wenatchee River one winter who was hunting coyotes with a .340 Weatherby, and everything about him made me think he could shoot it.


Dober?

grin

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#7248659 - 12/31/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: War_Eagle]
Okanagan Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
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Originally Posted By: War_Eagle
Originally Posted By: Okanagan
Met a grey haired man on a snowy ridge above the Wenatchee River one winter who was hunting coyotes with a .340 Weatherby, and everything about him made me think he could shoot it.


Dober?

grin


Dober? Wuz it you? laugh

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#7249403 - 12/31/12 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: Okanagan]
rcamuglia Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
Posts: 3439
Shot a couple on a deer hunt with the .300 Win Mag and 180 grain Accubonds. One was called in and facing me at 75 yards.

It looked like Adam Vinatieri kicking a 50 yard field goal....
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#7252207 - 01/01/13 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: rcamuglia]
mmgravy Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 1620
Loc: Park Rapids, MN
Nope, the 7x57 will kill them. Always has, always will.

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#7253019 - 01/01/13 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: mmgravy]
nhFrank Offline
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Registered: 11/18/10
Posts: 854
hit one with a .243 one time ripped his spine out bad

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#7253054 - 01/01/13 Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: nhFrank]
Winnie Offline
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Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 6387
Loc: Central California
Hit one with a 30-06 once and blew out his shoulder on the other side.

If you are just killing them, I say have fun with it. I will be taking my rifle out after some this month.

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