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yes. any rifle, any caliber. as long as the rifle is legal. after sunset the rules change.so here in mass I could hunt coyote day time with any rifle? as long as all other rules apply
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.
Than a 22-250, yes, though .17 Rem and .204 Ruger are not going to be quiet by any means. Keep in mind the .17 HMR is not in the same league as the .17 Rem and Fireball for larger game like bobcat and coyote. The .17 HMR is more for squirrels and maybe raccoons tops. Also, a 22-250 is going to rip apart the pelt compared to the other choices, which are better in most regards.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.
Only durring shotgun season for deer can you use a rifeld slug other than that shot size TT is the largest shot gun loadif 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. .
Try http://www.coyotegods.com/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.
really? i didnt know that.Only durring shotgun season for deer can you use a rifeld slug other than that shot size TT is the largest shot gun load