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#7223075 - 12/24/12 11:43 AM Too strong for coyotes? xD
BeauBailey Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
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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 11:57 AM Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: BeauBailey]
ldholton Offline
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Registered: 01/07/07
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Loc: lawrence county MO
for fur ? or to kill them ?

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#7223134 - 12/24/12 11:58 AM Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: ldholton]
BeauBailey Offline
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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 12:03 PM Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: BeauBailey]
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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


Edited by ldholton (12/24/12 12:03 PM)

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#7223304 - 12/24/12 12:50 PM Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: ldholton]
RIO7 Offline
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Registered: 11/07/09
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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 01:11 PM Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: BeauBailey]
roundoak Online   content
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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 - 12/25/12 10:07 PM Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: roundoak]
rainierrifleco Online   content
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Registered: 01/02/12
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Loc: Gig Harbor WA/SE Neb
ive shot them with 7 mag. it does the trick....

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#7231208 - 12/26/12 07:31 PM Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: rainierrifleco]
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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 - 12/26/12 07:39 PM 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 06:17 AM Re: Too strong for coyotes? xD [Re: Spotshooter]
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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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