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22lr and coyotes

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by 60defense, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. redwing carson

    redwing carson Former Guest

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    I agree with your thoughts on the .22 RF. The Red Fox in the U.K. however is much smaller than the American coyote. The Desert Dog is a much stronger animal. The Coyote in fact feeds on the Red Fox in America. I recall from my time in the U.K. how small the Euro fox was. They are the same as the American Fox.

    RC
  2. Kent Detective

    Kent Detective New Member

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    Wow! In that case anyone even thinking of shooting one of these animals (with .22LR) has to be a total moron.:eek: Sounds like the bare minimum centrefire calibre is .223 or .22-250.

    Thanks for pointing that out. :)
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  3. Old Grump

    Old Grump New Member

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    If you can do a squirrel head shot at 60 yards you are good to go. My only caveat is use solids and not hollow points. On a larger animal like a fox or coyote you want penetration and a 40 gr solid will beat any uber high velocity hollow point. I stopped using hollow points for hunting back in 71 when all I was shooting was jack rabbits, Usually killed them dead but I had a few get away with terrible wounds, I never had a rabbit or coyote or feral dog run after getting hit with a solid.

    I'll still use HP's for pigeons, English sparrows, starlings, crows, squirrels etc. but solids should be your first choice for anything bigger.
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