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#3182801 - 01/03/19 11:18 PM Aim point for coyote head shot
cmatera Online
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Registered: 12/15/08
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I’ve seen lots of drawings showing where to aim to kill a coyote, but none on where to aim for a brain shot. Can anyone with head shoots coyotes tell me?

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#3182803 - 01/03/19 11:25 PM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: cmatera]
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serious?
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#3182837 - 01/04/19 08:52 AM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: cmatera]
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Registered: 01/09/15
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Loc: in the field, or not..
Opposite end from the tail...
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#3182858 - 01/04/19 10:27 AM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: cmatera]
cmatera Online
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Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 1981
Loc: CO
Well you guys are funny-looking. If I was shooting a large caliber gun it's pretty obvious. Yes, it was a serious question. Trying to thread a small caliber round into the brain is another matter. Don't get smart-stay like you are.

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#3182874 - 01/04/19 11:32 AM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: cmatera]
Bob_Atl Offline
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OK, just having a little fun.
Don't think you want a straight on head shot with .17 rimfire, cause of all the bone from nose on back.
Need to wait for quartering or side shot.


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#3182882 - 01/04/19 12:12 PM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: Bob_Atl]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bob_Atl

Don't think you want a straight on head shot


a 22 short rim fire bullet between the eyes has been used to kill trapped coyotes for eons.

you do deserve extra points mr atl for taking the time to post those canine skull pictures. thumbup1

still cant believe it was a serious question. lol



Edited by SlickerThanSnot (01/04/19 01:26 PM)
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#3182894 - 01/04/19 12:52 PM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
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I know !!


(not mr alt, its Mr Atl)
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#3182907 - 01/04/19 01:25 PM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: Bob_Atl]
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Originally Posted By: Bob_Atl
I know !!


(not mr alt, its Mr Atl)


noted and changed.
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#3182931 - 01/04/19 03:29 PM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: SlickerThanSnot]
cmatera Online
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Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 1981
Loc: CO
Thank you that is what I needed. There are forums where threading a small caliber rimfire into a coyote skull is common, but you have to be a member to even view the forums.

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#3190283 - 02/01/19 08:08 PM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: cmatera]
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Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 57
Loc: CT
A .22lr will drop them in their tracks, but don't assume it's dead. The only one I killed with the .22, I shot him in the head four times. Knocked it out the first three times. Kept missing the brain. Last shot was walking away and hit him back of skull, were he dropped and quivered.

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#3190459 - 02/02/19 08:21 PM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: cmatera]
AWS Online
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I've killed a pile of critters in traps with a 22 short into the ear, Beaver I used a 22LR or a club if I could reach them.

Never once thought about trying to shoot them in the head while calling, it makes for a really messy skinning job. It is way to easy to be just a smidgen off on a head shot and lose a nice pelt.
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#3192298 - 02/11/19 10:42 PM Re: Aim point for coyote head shot [Re: cmatera]
OKRattler Online
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In my experience coyotes don't stop long enough to take a precise head shot like that. If you don't hit the lower jaw or aywhere in the snout you shouldn't have problems. A neck shot would be a better option. There's a lot of valuable stuff in there that keeps things living.
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