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#3265712 - 06/10/13 10:19 PM Wifes Gun?
landman
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my wife wants a rifle to shoot at coyotes that come across yard and
drive, she's worry about the dogs. They are thick this year, killed 4 since start of turkey season, 3 while cutting the grass.

She hasn't shot a lot, pistols mainly, she watched an Hickock45 video today with him shooting 22 pump. I'm ruling another AR out, need simple, wish ruger made a 10/17, thinking of a 17 bolt gun.

any ideas?

she will never deer hunt I think so ruling out most center fire
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#3265732 - 06/10/13 11:20 PM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: landman]
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.22 hornet with decent glass
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#3265747 - 06/11/13 12:18 AM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: Chaneylake]
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22 Mag
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#3265752 - 06/11/13 01:03 AM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: Model70Man]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
22 Mag


forget the 17
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#3265783 - 06/11/13 05:58 AM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: stik]
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one of the cheap break action 223 with a straight 4X scope,,
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#3265849 - 06/11/13 08:14 AM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: mr.big]
1 good shot
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20ga with buckshot, serve double duty, home defense and definitely a effective coyote terminator
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#3265888 - 06/11/13 09:32 AM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: 1 good shot]
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Mr. Big had it right from many perspectives:
1. Inexpensive
2. Availability of ammo
3. Accuracy
4. No recoil
5. Can be used Deer hunting with right bullet.

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#3265934 - 06/11/13 10:55 AM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: 1 good shot]
Grizzly Johnson
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 Originally Posted By: 1 good shot
20ga with buckshot, serve double duty, home defense and definitely a effective coyote terminator


Buckshot would be illegal for coyotes...... shot size must be "T" size or smaller...... Slugs would be legal however.
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#3265975 - 06/11/13 12:16 PM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
Rubberduck270
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I'm with Mr.Big and would get her something in 223. Little H&R Handi Rifle would probably fit her nicely and won't weigh a whole lot. Or a youth model bolt action would fit the bill too.
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#3265998 - 06/11/13 12:48 PM Re: Wifes Gun? [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Depends on how she shoots. Shotgun may be appropriate with a little bit of a wider pattern, or not. ;\)
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