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Old 11-13-2012, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what would be a good one that I could fit in a tractor. would like laser sight problem is I don't know sd law on hand guns I'm more of a rifle man.
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For sure a rifle would be the best for a Coyote gun. Are you wanting it just to control the nuisance or are you actually hunting them for a purpose? If it's just nuisance control, then I'd just go with your standard deer hunting rifle that you probably already have set up with a scope. Then you could could get a rig set up just like guys use to carry rifles on their ATV's mounted to your tractor. That's what I'd do.

At what range are you wanting to shoot them at? Are they approaching you on your tractor? I'd say they'd need to be pretty close to you for a laser to be beneficial, let alone the shot too. I'd also imagine a laser would turn them away and they run off.
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WILSON!!!! you made it. use a grenade launcher.......
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That would be better than a hand gun for sure.
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In deep south Louisiana, we take care of our coyote population with the good old "tap power" of a scoped AR15. "Them be some sneaky rascals!"
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a 22-250 or a .223, or a .243 would be good for Coyote. The .243 if you are shooting from a distance. If you are able to draw them in closer, just a plain jane .22 LR is good.
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a 22-250 or a .223, or a .243 would be good for Coyote. The .243 if you are shooting from a distance. If you are able to draw them in closer, just a plain jane .22 LR is good.
I agree, those small caliber high velocity rounds are perfect for small and medium varmits. But I sure wouldn't go out and buy another gun just to shoot nuisance animals. Unless of course I just needed a good excuse to tell the wife why I needed a new gun. But I'd save it for my ace in the hole.

Until then, I'd use whatever I had for a deer rifle, .270, 30-06, 30-30, 7mm and I do know some that do even use .223 and .243 for Deer hunting. Not me though. To damn old to chase them down. I use a 30-06 or .300 Win Mag for hunting, and also use it for taking out the Beavers when I see them swimming on the pond. Overkll but effective. Then the snapping turtles, hawks and bobcats take care of it.
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Coyote is about the only animal I do not go after with my pistols. Too quick for me to set up on. You will need to decide on the ranges you will be shooting at as to the type of gun you will need. There are even good shotgun loads available now. I have to use a shotgun or a rimfire during the nite time hours here in Michigan. Daylight I use a 17 Squirrel. The squirrel is a 22 Hornet case that has been shortened and necked down to .17 cal.
If it was me, on a tractor, it would be a semi auto of some design in either a rifle or shotgun.
Good luck. Let us know what you decide on.
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I agree, those small caliber high velocity rounds are perfect for small and medium varmits. But I sure wouldn't go out and buy another gun just to shoot nuisance animals. Unless of course I just needed a good excuse to tell the wife why I needed a new gun. But I'd save it for my ace in the hole.

Until then, I'd use whatever I had for a deer rifle, .270, 30-06, 30-30, 7mm and I do know some that do even use .223 and .243 for Deer hunting. Not me though. To damn old to chase them down. I use a 30-06 or .300 Win Mag for hunting, and also use it for taking out the Beavers when I see them swimming on the pond. Overkll but effective. Then the snapping turtles, hawks and bobcats take care of it.
Coyote is gaining support as a critter that is good to go after, on its own merits, in between hunting seasons. The Larger deer rifles are good for shooting and killing it... but, if you get one that has a good coat on it, a nice thick fur.. that can also be good for some extra bucks in your pocket. If that is what one wants.... go with the smaller caliber round, many times it will not exit, and there will only be one small hole to sew up, instead of a large tear that can devalue a fur
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