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Grainger

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When I go to call I carry my rock river 20 inch varmint, in 223 wylde, it is a heavy rifle but extremely accurate. When walking checking traps outside deer season I carry something lighter, usually either my dpms 16 inch carbine or one of the rifles I built that has a prairie panther barrel, also in 223. During deer season carry whatever I am hunting with, and will shoot yotes on sight with whatever I happen to have in my hands at that time.
When I was first getting into Coyote hunting, I asked an experienced dog hunter what was the best Coyote rifle; he answered: "Whatever you have in your hands when you see one". He then recommended a reliable bolt gun in 223 due to high availability of a variety of inexpensive, quality ammunition--Boy those were the days!
 

Hunter 257W

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Next time I go out think I will take a 221 fireball
What kind of rifle you got in 221 Fireball? I assume you are talking about a rifle rather than the Remington bolt pistol that kickstarted the round in the 1st place. I have a laminated stock Remington 700 in 221 myself. The only thing i dislike about it is the weight of that stock. Love the cartridge. Good performance with very little powder. Loves 50 or 55 grain bullets.
 

KPH

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What kind of rifle you got in 221 Fireball? I assume you are talking about a rifle rather than the Remington bolt pistol that kickstarted the round in the 1st place. I have a laminated stock Remington 700 in 221 myself. The only thing i dislike about it is the weight of that stock. Love the cartridge. Good performance with very little powder. Loves 50 or 55 grain bullets.
Rifle Remington 700 they made some a few years ago. Talking about a fun gun.
 

Hunter 257W

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Is that one of the Classic 700's? Seems like that may have been the chambering one year. Yeah, it is a great walking around the farm rifle. You can bust varmints and see the bullet impact in the scope with so little recoil. Barrel life should be many thousands of rounds.
 

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I've used 17 rem. 22 mag, 223, but my favorite is 22-250. Just bought a new one for a retirement gift, Christensen Arms Ridgeline... btw, these posts aren't any good without pics show your guns!

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Swampster

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Used to be a 22-250, but then I bought a Barrett in .308. It is so versatile I don't ever carry anything else anymore. In the past if I had my 30-30, I would see something to make me wish I had the 22-250 and vice versa. Now, whether I see a deer at 60 yards or a coyote at 300, I have the right rifle with me.
 

Olevern

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My fav. is a Rem. 700 stainless medium weight with flutes in 22-250.

That being said, every time I open one of the safes some random .223 or other 22-250 or 220 Swift or 243 or 224 Valkyrie begs to come along, so occasionally take something else.
 

Pioneer1789

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I hunt coyotes with an AR I built chambered in 6.5 grendel. More power than a 223 in a lightweight package. About 7.5lbs with scope and rings.
 

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I've used a .22 LR, a .30/30, and also a .357 revolver to take some coyotes when opportunity smiled, but I prefer my old bolt action Sako in the old .222 Rem. Second choice is my Ruger #1 in .220 Swift.
I know the .223 is a good coyote round, but ever since Vietnam I just have not liked that caliber. I know that is just a personal prejudice of mine, but I'm stuck with it.
 

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