Re: whats the best 22 automatic rifle?
I live half a mile from the Wisconsin River on one side and 400 yards from the Blue River on the other side. We have had a lot of coyotes. My neighbors have sheep, cattle, and hogs, another neighbor has goats and more than one lamb and calf have fallen to coyotes in the field next to my field. Average shot on a coyote in the open has been about 60 yards and they all went down. Closest coyote I ever saw outside of New Mexico was 35 yards from me in the woods and he went down to my brothers 30-30 because we were deer hunting and it's what he had. The coyotes taken by the neighbor boy were all in an open pasture so they were easy shots. I only know of one he had to shoot twice because it got up and started moving away. Depends on the shooter. Since then he has bought a 22 magnum but I don't know if he has hunted with it yet. Cross my North fence and go onto state land where there is more cover and the shots are longer then I would agree that a centerfire would be more appropriate but his 270 seems like a little over kill an a 35 pound animal. My 25-20 would be good but at $69 a box for ammo I don't think so. I'd have to go with your choice of a .308.
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