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What is a good coyote gun for the price? If possible I don't want to spend over $400 but want a good gun capable of shooting coyotes at 300+ yds. I probibly will get it chambered in .223.

from Cornbuck on 11.26.12

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

BTW, and sorry about the multiple posts, but if you're anticipating shots at 'yotes beyond 300 yards, you might want to look into getting something with a bit more pop than a .223. That caliber is fine under 300 yards, but 'yotes are tough critters, and a marginal hit beyond 300 might lead to a difficult tracking job. Maybe look at the .22-250 or the .243.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

I was going to say the exact same thing as DSM, Savage Axis or H&R Handy Rifle Varmint Model. As JM said, the Weatherby Vanguard would also be good.

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from officerdom1987 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

I am actually in the same ballpark as you lookin for the same thing. Because I am loyal to Savage, I am looking at savage 25 Varminter in .223 or .22-250. Comes in synthetic or wood stock and excellenet deals on Gunbroker.com. If you can sit tight, I've heard rumor that the Ruger American rifle is also going to be coming out in some new calibers. That gun seems to be a sweet little package for an excellent price.

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from JM wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

*If possible see if there are any used gun dealerships near where you live. You might be able to pick up a higher end rifle for a good price.
-Weatherby Vanguard is on sale for $350 right now(without a scope) on Cabela's website but it is only available in .243.
-Besides that either a Savage Axis like DSM said, or a Savage 111.

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from Catpool9 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

A good bolt action Savage would be hard to beat, I know it would be accurate, I like it in 22-250, should be able to get it or 223 for $400 or under.

David H.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Savage Axis or a H&R Handy Rifle. $400 only buys so much and you are still going to need a scope. I'd be checking used rifles at gun shows and pawn shops.

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from Catpool9 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

A good bolt action Savage would be hard to beat, I know it would be accurate, I like it in 22-250, should be able to get it or 223 for $400 or under.

David H.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

Savage Axis or a H&R Handy Rifle. $400 only buys so much and you are still going to need a scope. I'd be checking used rifles at gun shows and pawn shops.

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from JM wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

*If possible see if there are any used gun dealerships near where you live. You might be able to pick up a higher end rifle for a good price.
-Weatherby Vanguard is on sale for $350 right now(without a scope) on Cabela's website but it is only available in .243.
-Besides that either a Savage Axis like DSM said, or a Savage 111.

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from officerdom1987 wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

I am actually in the same ballpark as you lookin for the same thing. Because I am loyal to Savage, I am looking at savage 25 Varminter in .223 or .22-250. Comes in synthetic or wood stock and excellenet deals on Gunbroker.com. If you can sit tight, I've heard rumor that the Ruger American rifle is also going to be coming out in some new calibers. That gun seems to be a sweet little package for an excellent price.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

I was going to say the exact same thing as DSM, Savage Axis or H&R Handy Rifle Varmint Model. As JM said, the Weatherby Vanguard would also be good.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 20 weeks ago

BTW, and sorry about the multiple posts, but if you're anticipating shots at 'yotes beyond 300 yards, you might want to look into getting something with a bit more pop than a .223. That caliber is fine under 300 yards, but 'yotes are tough critters, and a marginal hit beyond 300 might lead to a difficult tracking job. Maybe look at the .22-250 or the .243.

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