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malde74 - I have a Savage Model 10 bolt action in .223 and use it for predator hunting when not using a shotgun with T shot. Savages are very accurate (mine has a heavy barrel so I use shooting sticks!) and they have the Accu-Trigger so you can adjust the trigger pull to whatever you like. My 15 y.o. grandson loves it because the .223 has little recoil and is very accurate. The .223 is a flat shooting rifle and is capable of taking coyotes out to 400 yards or more -- if you are!

Also, .223 ammo is inexpensive if you look for sales from Cabela's or whoever. Don't go with the cheap military ammo that is often really inexpensive but it is typically not optimum for killing coyotes (FMJ) and can foul the barrel. I use Hornady 55 grain shells for predators. You can buy up to 75 grain or more which would be great if you ever had a chanch to wolf or cougar hunt.

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Steve/"Dermott"
 

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The 223 should do good out to 300 yards on coyotes. I would recommend the 45 grain jacketed hollow point. You can buy the 40 round boxes in Winchester and Remington. Like $26 for 40 rounds. I kill all my coyotes with this round. Hard to beat. Stay away from the V-max, unless you like not finding your coyotes. Im not bashing the V-max because I have killed a many with it. Ive also lost a many.
 

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Do you know what twist the barrel is? Could really help choose with grain ammo to launch through it.

And Hornady makes 50 round packs of SP for around $30 a box. That's a good price for Hornady ammo.
 

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malde74 Also, .223 ammo is inexpensive if you look for sales from Cabela's or whoever. Don't go with the cheap military ammo that is often really inexpensive but it is typically not optimum for killing coyotes (FMJ) and can foul the barrel. I use Hornady 55 grain shells for predators. You can buy up to 75 grain or more which would be great if you ever had a chanch to wolf or cougar hunt.

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Steve/"Dermott"
You folks ever buy the cheap military surplus, then exchange the bullets???
 

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with a 1-9" you can shoot up to a high 60's. I've got a GREAT load that works in almost all rifles i've fired it in, 1-7,9,12" with excellent results, best from a 1-12"

it uses the 55gr v-max and Reloader 7


willy, be careful doing that. some batches are hotter than others
 
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