Re: whats the best 22 automatic rifle?
A 22 rimfire is not a good choice for coyotes. You will most likely have more wounded animals than dead ones. A crippled coyote that didn't die a slow death would be forced to choose easy prey like chickens, house cats, etc.
Out to 40 yards I would choose a 12 guage with buck shot. Beyond that, any accurate centerfire will work.
I can't imagine anyone shooting so many coyotes that the cost of ammo would be a major concern. Is the objective a clean kill on more coyotes or just spraying 22 rimfire ammo to have fun?
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