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Old 10-26-2010, 06:38 PM
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I believe he's referring to an HMR. I have a 22-250 and feel its a bit of overkill myself. I'd rather be shooting a .204 or especially a .17 CENTERFIRE. Plus you have the added excitement of seeing your bullet strike the target through the scope.
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i am not refering to hmr this is what i am refering to

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.17_Remington_Fireball
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We're asking Mitch that quakers...
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I can see my bullet strike and even the pink mist, with my 220 Swift . All before the gun recoils
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Yes, that was a Savage HMR.
About 90% of my Coyote hunting is at night so I'm limited to Rimfire only. Since then I bought a Remington 597 in .22 Mag. Haven't lost a Dog yet, plus it's a semi auto.
If the DNR did away with the Rimfire only reg, then I'd probably have a .204 by now.
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Alright, well we were talking about using centerfires during daylight.

Why someone would try a squirrel gun on coyotes is beyond me. I wouldn't try an HMR, I know that.
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I bought one JUST for night-time coyote/fox hunting. Although I ended up setting on a Marlin 882L, but it serves the same purpose.

Have you seen these lights??

http://www.restorc.com/product-all.asp

I played with one at the World Predator Expo, and it seems like just about the sweetest scope-mounted light on the planet. I'll have one by tax time
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:23 PM
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Andy Lewand uses that light...
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.22-250 is a great round. You'll always have much debate over the "right" round and we all have our favorites.

You asked if that was a good round and the answer is ABSOLUTELY.

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A gun you are comfortable shooting and is legal for the area and times you plan to hunt. Fur preservation will be the dictating factor or selection.

A couple good mouth calls. Sceery makes some good ones with good tone. Crow, mouse squeaker, double howler, bleat call, cotton tail distress, Blue jay...to name a few that should be considered. There are tons of call choices...I suggest you have more than one. As you know they do freeze and multiple calls allow you to change things up a bit depending on the day/time/environment.

E-calls are varied. I have a Primos Powerdog. It is good and fairly inexpensive and remote. Fox Pro has their new cost-efficient model (Spit fire I think) and it is FANTASTIC. My hunting buddy has it and I wish I would have paid the extra $40 bucks. The high-end Fox Pros are really nice...But I don't think you really need to spend that kind of money. To me the only real advantage of an e-call is the remote access when you are hunting solo. It gives you variety to your setup. I really like my mouth calls.

Decoy - go to your local X-mart store...go to the pet section...grab a play mouse for the cat - preferably something with a dangly tail or add a feather to it...stick it on the end of a clothes hanger or and ol'd tip up and there you go. Total cost $3.97.

Clothing as appropriate and you are in business.

As for bait...its a good way to set, but as someone pointed out it can be illegal in some areas and it also does not allow for mobility. Your calls will be your best friend and allow you variety in your sets.

Post pictures when you get em'!
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I am looking to get setup in Coyote hunting this year as well. This is my plan. First I am going to buy a Savage XP 223 combo. Then I am going to camo it in snow camo. Next I am going to buy a snow camo suit. Then I am going to get the Spitfire Caller from Foxpro.

I don't do as much ice fishing so this is going to be my winter time activity.
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Not a bad idea, just don't paint your brand new gun in case you want to get rid of it one day. Use womens white nylons, athletic tape and white ace wrap that clings to itself. All can be found at a Walmart or Meijer for under $10.
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