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Author Topic: .22 Hornet for Coyote?  (Read 1142 times)

Offline Jaeger

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.22 Hornet for Coyote?
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:47:51 AM »
I know this a mainly about the .22 Hornet, but the question is game animal specific.

Is the .22 hornet with 45-50 grain pills enough for our northern coyotes?  I like the idea that it may be quieter than say a .223 or 22-50 (say, is it?) and really do not need the reach of the higher powered rounds.  Max range will be about 150 yards.

Also, it is avail in many smaller/lighter rifles for easier walking/stalking. 

P.s., I already have a ruger ranch in .223, but it just isn't accurate enough for me.
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.22 Hornet for Coyote?
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:47:51 AM »
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Re: .22 Hornet for Coyote?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:20:15 AM »
Yes indeed the old Hornet will kill them dead.
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Re: .22 Hornet for Coyote?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 01:03:26 PM »
We hunt coyotes all winter with hounds. We use mostly shotguns but when we hunt an open rifle friendly area, our guys have 223's, 22-250's, 222's, and one guy has a 22 Hornet. Let me tell you that the Hornet holds its own and will handle any yote that it meets.
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Re: .22 Hornet for Coyote?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 06:02:39 PM »
Yep, no worries with a .22 Hornet at the range you mentioned.  I would expect it to be quieter than a 22-250, with my limited experience they have quite a crack.  Not sure if it would be noticeably quieter than a .223 or not.  Are you allowed to use a suppressor in your state?    we're not, :-(
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Re: .22 Hornet for Coyote?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 07:15:57 AM »
The guys have stolen my thunder!  ;D Yes the 22 Hornet is excellent for yotes.

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