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#3285655 - 11/16/21 05:37 PM Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges
sscoyote Offline
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Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 2486
Loc: pueblo, co
...so very generally speaking how far out would you guys shoot a coyote with your particular 22 cal setups guys? Details please.

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#3285657 - 11/16/21 06:10 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
tj66 Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 469
Loc: Nebraska
22-204ai 8 twist running 53 hp's @ 3550. Longest coyote so far 250. I tell myself 300-350 max. Past there can't id for sure with my thermal.

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#3285674 - 11/16/21 11:31 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
Shaun Simma Offline
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Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 99
Loc: Wisconsin
My longest here in Wisconsin was at night with snow on the ground shooting my tac-20 with IR-Hunter 35 thermal scope was 275 yards with a 40 grain hornady v-max.

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#3285685 - 11/17/21 09:42 AM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
Hellgate Offline
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Registered: 08/28/12
Posts: 617
Loc: Orygun
I sight mine in for zero at 200yds and will shoot out to 300 yds using cross sticks and holding on the top of the shoulders. 60g V-max


Edited by Hellgate (11/17/21 01:09 PM)
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#3285686 - 11/17/21 09:53 AM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
AWS Offline
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As far as I can put the first shot in the kill area of a coyote from cross sticks, usually out to 300 yards as I can hold on fur to there.

20 Practical AR and bolt 2-12x42
22-204
22-250
5.6x50R Mag
22 Sav. Highpower


Somewhat less

223 AR 1.5-6x42 scope
222 Rem


Edited by AWS (11/17/21 03:07 PM)
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#3285707 - 11/17/21 04:58 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
sscoyote Offline
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Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 2486
Loc: pueblo, co
interesting thanks guys. TJ have you ever thought to try a VLD magazine with that cartridge and heavier bullets. Sounds like a perfect setup for it.

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#3285714 - 11/17/21 06:05 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
tj66 Offline
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Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 469
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: sscoyote
interesting thanks guys. TJ have you ever thought to try a VLD magazine with that cartridge and heavier bullets. Sounds like a perfect setup for it.


I don't have one of those... I just windowed a asc mag. With my reamer the 53gr Hornady hits lands @ 2.340" and shoot great .025" off.

I just chambered this one this fall, so I'm still testing other loads. So far I haven't had coyote take one step after using the 53's at 3550.


Edited by tj66 (11/17/21 06:12 PM)

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#3285727 - 11/17/21 08:05 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
P&Y Offline
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Registered: 02/04/19
Posts: 662
Loc: ND
Have since changed setups but my furthest was 364 yards. 18" 22 Nosler factory 55 grain Varmagedon ammo. Pulsar XP 50 LRF off a tripod. Dropped immediately but it was a perfect shot. Missed several closer and a few further (I'd rather be lucky than good)!



Edited by P&Y (11/17/21 10:21 PM)

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#3285943 - 11/21/21 09:43 AM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
Kino M Offline
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Registered: 10/16/04
Posts: 1096
Loc: Southern Indiana
Originally Posted By: sscoyote
...so very generally speaking how far out would you guys shoot a coyote with your particular 22 cal setups guys? Details please.


I love 22cal stuff but if your wanting to truly go long, jump to 6mm and don't look back. People have came up with some great options to maximize 22s but they will never be a 243!!
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#3285944 - 11/21/21 09:48 AM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
arlaunch Offline
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Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 646
Loc: OR
I shoot 55's out of a 16 inch suppressed AR at 3000fps.

Generally speaking, 200 yards or so is what i am comfortable with.

Where i live, that is long shot across a pasture. If i lived in the great wide open, i would use a 22-250
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#3285961 - 11/21/21 12:25 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: arlaunch]
spotstalkshoot Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2368
Loc: so.mn
My 18" suppressed 223 with 50 gr SX I limit shots to 200 yards. No hesitation 400+ yards with 22-250 55 gr NBT, prone with bipod. Need a good range reading for the 300+ shots. Use a Kestral/phone for wind. I have shot coyote 300+ with 20p and 40gr NBT, probably my favorite 250yard and under AR fun on day raccoons also.

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#3285985 - 11/21/21 06:21 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
6724 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 3066
Loc: colorado
I routinely kill coyotes at 300 yards. I have killed several over 500 and 1 over 600.
223 55gr vmax.
farthest kill with 17-223 350 yards

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#3286602 - 11/29/21 08:39 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
murdoc Offline
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Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 146
Loc: Wisconsin
16” 223 55 grain hand loaded dogtowns -400 yards daytime
New 10.5 inch pistol build. Only two kills so far. 215 bang flop same ammo
And 326 but had to walk up and finish him off both thermal kills
224 Valkyrie several kills but all 200 and in. 60 grain nosler 60 grain v max and 78 grain Barnes. All thermal kills Coyote hammer

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#3286640 - 11/30/21 12:18 PM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
dennyd Offline
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Registered: 12/13/08
Posts: 589
Loc: mn
300yds if you have a pretty solid rest is doable maybe more if known yardage, but the ft lbs is getting down there past 300-350 esp. with 50-55's. 75-77gr bthp have almost twice as much snot and with the-
high BC shoot pretty flat.

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#3286842 - 12/03/21 09:26 AM Re: Coyote Max. Range 22 Cal AR Cartridges [Re: sscoyote]
zr600 Offline
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Registered: 02/21/14
Posts: 1441
Loc: North dakota
My coyote rifle is a 22-243, 1-8 twist barrel, 26” long, shooting 75g amaxes at 3500. It will hit them way out there. Very accurate rifle. Don’t think this barrel during load development shot less with any load then 3/4” many were under 1/2”.

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