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so here in mass I could hunt coyote day time with any rifle? as long as all other rules apply
I was under the impression you could only use 22LR and pistol cals up to 38 for hunting in mass.
Cartridges in the .30/06 and .308 category will more than do the job. The exit wound will be about the size of a baseball and the pelt will be completely trashed, but the coyote will be splattered like roadkill. If you wish to save the pelt, I would use something MUCH smaller.yes. any rifle, any caliber. as long as the rifle is legal. after sunset the rules change.
you can use a .22lr or a .50cal. you can use an elephant gun if you want to.
but anything bigger than a 7.62 is just a waste of money and a waste of a good pelt. a shoulder shot with a 7.62 will bring them down. a shoulder shot with a .223 will also bring them down. a .22lr is not recommended, although a lot of people use them. I don't like .22LR for coyotes.
if you are going to buy one gun for hunting, here in mass, the best would be to get a shotgun. you can sue it for any animal. and if you want to make some long shots you can use a rifled slug.
you can also use a shotgun during pheasant season in areas stocked with pheasant. you cant use a rifle in those areas during pheasant season.
Are the 17s (HMR, Rem and Fireball) and the 204 Ruger MUCH quieter than a 22-250?
Reason I ask is; I would rather have a quieter report and risk wind deflection of the bullet rather than a LOUD 22-250 where I (we all) hunt. The people around here freak out if you're in camo and lawfully hunting. The less attention I draw the better.
if you are going to buy one gun for hunting, here in mass, the best would be to get a shotgun. you can sue it for any animal. and if you want to make some long shots you can use a rifled slug. .
I saw in bps that the dead coyote loads are 40.00 a box. I was thinking do you need to have a hevi shot choke tube to get the advertised results? I don't mind spending the money but I don't want to spend a lot of money on patterning for these loads. Any body know off a website or have any info on this.
Only durring shotgun season for deer can you use a rifeld slug other than that shot size TT is the largest shot gun load