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#3211076 - 08/28/19 08:01 AM Do i all ready have it.
rt2bowhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 138
Loc: Point Pleasant Wv
Heres what i'm wanting to do. While squirrel hunting i'd like to have a rifle to both shoot tree rats and if a yote happens by or i call one in.

My yote rifle is a AR15 223 so 100% yote hunting i good to go. I have a Encore frame and im wanting a barrel for the above squirrel/yote rifle. I also have a 17 HMR that shoots very good and i shot this yote a week or so ago at 70 yds. I shot it between the eyes. It set down and rolled back over dead.



So whats your recommendations stick with the 17 HMR or buy a Barrel for the Encore. I have been leaning toward the 17 or 22 Fire ball also looked at a hornet.

Thanks for any advice.

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#3211260 - 08/31/19 01:14 AM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
JMette Offline
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Registered: 02/05/18
Posts: 45
Loc: illinois
Why settle one gun for both.

That seems like a big difference between a tree rat and a coyote. I’ve got a 17wsm rimfire I play with a lot that I like. Not much bullet there (25 grains) but it’d destroy a squirrel and still a little small for a coyote unless very close but most of them for squirrel hunting are to big besides a 22LR. I’d say gonna be tough to fill a niche for both in one gun.
Just my opinion


Edited by JMette (08/31/19 01:15 AM)
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#3211266 - 08/31/19 08:38 AM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
rt2bowhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 138
Loc: Point Pleasant Wv
Not really settling I have a AR 15 in 223 and a 6mmx284 that shoots a 55gr bullet, both have Shilien barrels. I was just thinking the 17 hmr you just about gotta shoot a squirrel in the head or blow it up. So my thinking whats the difference blow there heads off with a 17 fireball or 22 fireball, and have a better yote rifle.

Thanks for your opinion i agree its a stretch.

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#3211268 - 08/31/19 09:38 AM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
GC Online
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16570
Loc: Missouri
How often do you see and truly have an opportunity at a coyote while you squirrel hunt?
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#3211325 - 09/01/19 12:32 AM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
Coyotejunki Offline
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Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 4939
Loc: MO
What's a yote? smile
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#3211531 - 09/03/19 07:43 PM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: GC]
rt2bowhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 138
Loc: Point Pleasant Wv
well like i think i posted i plan on calling every so often. just random sightings yeah a few times over the years. just as well killum.

is yote a no no on here

anyway i have put the new gun on the back burner for now. i think i'll just used the 17 hmr.


Edited by rt2bowhunter (09/03/19 07:45 PM)

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#3211550 - 09/03/19 10:06 PM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: GC]
DesertRam Offline
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Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 8811
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Originally Posted By: GC
How often do you see and truly have an opportunity at a coyote while you squirrel hunt?


Probably just often enough to rationalize a new gun, but then not really use it and just keep shooting the odd coyote with the .17 HMR that works so well on squirrels. smile
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#3211589 - 09/04/19 05:37 AM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
reloader326 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/17
Posts: 527
Loc: Ohio
I'd probably go with a .22 magnum.
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#3211614 - 09/04/19 11:33 AM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
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Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 21
Loc: utah
How about a 20 practical. Do you reload?

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#3211656 - 09/04/19 04:02 PM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
rt2bowhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 138
Loc: Point Pleasant Wv
Yes i reload, haven't really looked at the 20 practial. But will check it out. I have everything to load the 204 is why i never really looked at it.

.22 mag has crossed my mind more than once smile.

DesertRam your probably pretty close to being right. And why i think i'll just stick with the 17hmr and see how that pans out this fall.

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#3211688 - 09/04/19 09:44 PM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
GC Online
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I squirrel hunt some. When I spy a coyote I turn on the lip squeak of death and crack 'em with my .22 LR. This is one of a double I killed with my little Marlin M39A. Kills them deader than Disco!

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#3211861 - 09/06/19 03:56 PM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
rt2bowhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 138
Loc: Point Pleasant Wv
Nice job GC, i like that rifle.

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#3211980 - 09/08/19 11:17 AM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: rt2bowhunter]
orkan Offline
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Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 1745
Loc: Western SD
If a coyote shows up I'd much rather have a 17 fireball in my hands than a 17HMR. Not even a question.

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#3212024 - 09/08/19 10:46 PM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: orkan]
Coyotejunki Offline
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Registered: 04/03/04
Posts: 4939
Loc: MO
Originally Posted By: orkan
If a coyote shows up I'd much rather have a 17 fireball in my hands than a 17HMR. Not even a question.


or even a 17 Hornady hornet.
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#3212123 - 09/09/19 08:48 PM Re: Do i all ready have it. [Re: Coyotejunki]
rjh Offline
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Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 513
Loc: hobart ind.
Originally Posted By: Coyotejunki
What's a yote? smile


LOL, Reminds of the coyote gods forum from a while ago.

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